Although the Centre for Neuroscience Studies does not offer a stand alone undergraduate program in Neuroscience, the Life Sciences program at Queen’s University is an interdisciplinary program which offers a Research Stream in Neuroscience.

For additional information please contact the Life Sciences office.

Combined BScH/MSc (Neuroscience) or BAH/MSc (Neuroscience)

The Centre for Neuroscience Studies is pleased to offer an exciting program for exceptional students called the Combined BScH/MSc (Neuroscience) or BAH/MSc (Neuroscience).  This program offers an opportunity for students in the 4th year of their Honours program to take up to 2 graduate level courses in neuroscience allowing these students to enter the graduate program with advanced standing. Research begun in the 4th year thesis project could be carried forward as a foundation for the graduate thesis, which would create an opportunity for exceptional students to complete the graduate degree within 1 year.

Admission to the combined program is a two-step process.

Step 1:

Students may apply for admission to the combined program (permission to take graduate level courses) between the winter term of the 3rd year (in parallel with the process for admittance to the Honours year and the thesis research project), and December 1st of the 4th year. Students admitted into this program must have an overall minimum A- average in the previous four completed academic terms of their undergraduate program.  All applications will be reviewed by the NSCI Graduate Coordinator. If accepted into the combined program, in Year 4 of the BSc (Honours) program, students will be permitted to take up to two 3.0 graduate level courses for a total of 3 or 6 credits towards the 12 credits required for the MSc degree. It is the student’s responsibility to request admission to these graduate courses following acceptance into the program. These courses will be counted as electives or science options towards completion of the degree requirements in the BSc (Honours) program. Only 1 of these courses may be a combined undergraduate/graduate (400/800) level course. The second (and all subsequent) graduate courses must be graduate only (800 and/or 900 level).

Step 2:

For admission to the MSc program in Neuroscience with advanced standing, students will be expected to complete the standard SGS application process, have an overall A- average in the previous 2 years of their undergraduate program, and have demonstrated significant research productivity in the 4th year thesis project.


Students should apply in writing via email to the Graduate Office (, providing a copy of their transcript, a brief description (~200 words) of their research project, indicate their Project Supervisor’s name, and identify the graduate level course(s) they hope to enroll in during their 4th year. A separate email from the Project Supervisor indicating their willingness to support the applicant is also required.  Students will be notified by email of the outcome of their application. If accepted into the combined program students must obtain the course coordinator’s permission for the chosen graduate courses and forward this information by email to Lucy Russo-Smith to complete the course registration process.