Introduction to Brain Imaging in Neuroscience: With a Focus on MRI, PET, EEG and MEG Methods

  • 7.5 credits
  • Distance learning
  • Second cycle
  • Main field of study: Medicine
  • Department of Clinical Neuroscience

The course covers brain imaging methods, and how these methods can be used to assess the function and structure of the human brain. The course is particularly suitable for those who wishes to include brain imaging in their neuroscience research, medical instrumentation development, or clinical practice.

During the course, you will achieve a good understanding of the methods used to measure human brain function and brain structure within the field of neuroscience. The focus is on magnet resonance imaging (structural and functional MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) methods.

The course covers the theoretical background to these methods and will give you a good overview of how they are used within research and healthcare. The course also covers how the methods may be combined in multimodal analyzes, and discusses the interplay between development of instrumentation, methods, applications and theory within the brain imaging field.

Information on distance learning

Lectures (36 occasions) as well as the subsequent group discussions with fellow students and the lecturer take place digitally, but are mandatory and are scheduled during daytime Swedish time, two mornings per week during the course (Tuesdays and Thursdays 8h30-12h00). Examinations (5 occasions) and presentation of individual in-depth work (1 occasion) are also scheduled and compulsory. The course is 100% scheduled distance learning, although participation in classroom may perhaps be offered for some of the lectures.

Access to a computer with a web camera and an internet connection is required. The course is divided into five course modules, and contains lectures, group discussions and an advanced study project. Examination is done by knowledge tests within each module, and by the advanced study project.

Application Autumn 2023

  • Part time (50%), Distance learning, Lecturing in daytime
  • Mandatory seminars: 0,  Other seminars: 0
  • 28 August 2023 - 12 November 2023
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 17 April 2023
  • Application code: KI-11005

Specific entry requirements

At least 120 credits in psychology, psychiatry, neuro science, medicine, or medical technology. Alternatively 60 credits within psychology, psychiatry, neuro science, medicine, or medical technology on/at Secondary level.

And proficiency in English equivalent to English B/English 6.


The selection is based on academic credits (30-285). All documents must have reached University Admissions by the deadline for the supporting documents 21 June 2023. The first selection results will be published at your account at on the 12th of July 2023. You must reply to your admissions offer.


The application is made through University Admissions in Sweden.
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If you have citizenship within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. For further details:

Application fee

900 SEK

Tuition fee

Total amount: 25 000 SEK
First instalment: 25 000 SEK
Payment of fees


For more information about the course and its outline, please contact:
Nilla Karlsson,
Christoph Pfeiffer,

If you have questions about application and admission procedures please visit

Application and Admission

Student information

The Swedish National Facility for Magnetoencephalography (NatMEG)

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