The MSc in Neural Systems and Computation is an interdisciplinary program offered by the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty (MNF), University of Zurich and by the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET), ETH Zurich. Since 2011 the Program is held as a Joint Master Program offered by the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich. The leading house for this Joint Master Program is the University of Zurich, which implies that administratively, all NSC students are considered students of the University of Zurich.

The program offers a theoretical and laboratory training in neural computation and systems neuroscience. It offers hands-on knowledge of data gathering, analysis and scientific presentation.

Students join an interdisciplinary research community with expertise in neuroinformatics, advanced experimental techniques and neuromorphic engineering.


The main contributing Institutes are:

The Institute of Neuroinformatics
The Brain Research Institute
The Institute for Biomedical Engineering
The Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology


Additional affiliated Institutes are:
The Department of Economics
The Machine Learning Laboratory
The Signal and Information Processing Laboratory (ISI)
Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems
The Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
and many more…