International Master


University of Milan & IRCCS “Carlo Besta” Neurological Institute
Director: Giuseppe Lauria

The Master is delivered by the University of Milan in partnership with the Peripheral Nerve Society, the Italian Peripheral Nervous System Association, and the Italian Society of Neurology. The Master will provide the attendees with a complete update on the physiology and diseases of the Peripheral Nervous System. The students will acquire and deepen knowledge on the neurobiology and pathophysiology of acquired and inherited neuropathies, sensory and motor neuronopathies, autonomic disorders, neuromuscular junction diseases and neuropathic pain disorders, on the most innovative diagnostic approaches, and on disease-modifying and symptomatic treatments. The Master will provide 60 credits.

  • How to apply, selection process and degree

    Candidates are required  to submit their application at The procedure will be completed upon linking to the official website of the University of Milan.

    The application must include an updated CV (including a Skype account) and a personal statement for the participation in the Master. The deadline for the submission is October 31, 2018.

    All candidates will undergo an interview through Skype with the Faculty Board. Interviews will be scheduled starting since November 15, 2018. The list of candidates selected will be published no later than December 12, 2018

    The Master will accept 25 students. Additional 10 students from low and middle-income countries – World Bank Country Classifications – will be allowed of an e-learning attendance.

    Students must attend the entire course and pass the final exam, planned for March 2020, to attain the Master’s degree.

  • Tuition fees

    The tuition fee is 4,800 euros and includes educational material, access to a personal website room, slides and recorded lessons, and coffee breaks.

    The tuition fee does not include meals, travel and accommodation costs.

  • Faculty

    The Faculty is composed of more than 70 neuroscientists, clinicians, geneticists, neurophysiologists and neuropathologists from USA and Europe.

    The Faculty Board will be responsible of the selection process and the final exam. It is composed by Giuseppe Lauria, Alessandra Bolino, Guido Cavaletti; Catharina Faber, Eduardo Nobile-Orazio, Mary Reilly, and Hugh Willison.

  • 2019 PNS Annual Meeting, Genoa, Italy

    Master participants are encouraged to attend the PNS annual meeting, which next year will be also held in Italy, in Genoa, 22-26 June 2019. Genoa and Milan are only 140 Km distance.