UCL Institute of Neurology



UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square

The mission of the UCL Institute of Neurology is to carry out high-quality research, teaching and training in basic and clinical neurosciences. Together with our associated specialist hospital, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the Institute promotes the translation of research that is of direct clinical relevance into improved patient care and treatment.With its concentration of clinical and applied scientific activity the Institute is a unique national resource for postgraduate training and research in neurology, its associated disciplines and the basic neurosciences.

Why study in London

UCL postgraduate open day, 23rd November

UCL Provost statement: UK vote to leave the EU

In light of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, UCL President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur assures UCL students and staff from EU countries that they will continue to be as valued and as welcome as before.

Important funding news:

If you’re starting a postgraduate master’s course from 1 August 2016, and are a UK/EU national, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,000 to help with your course and living costs. For further information see https://www.gov.uk/studentfinancesteps.

Internships and work experience

The Education Unit does not arrange work experience or internship opportunities at the UCL Institute of Neurology or the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Any person interested in arranging a work experience/internship will need to contact a researcher at the UCL Institute of Neurology and obtain their agreement for a placement to commence. It is not possible to accept people under the age of 18 for work experience/internships.

Final year medical students need to apply to the Elective programme to arrange a placement at the Institute of Neurology.


Any questions? ion.educationunit@ucl.ac.uk (opens your email software)

IoN Room bookings

Please select the link above if you wish to book any of the rooms listed.

FSR - Foyer Seminar Room, ground floor QSH - 20 seat capacity
SR7 - 7 Queen Square 1st floor seminar room - 25 seat capacity (No wheelchair access)
GLT - Gilliatt Lecture Theatre - 75 seat capacity
WLT - Wolfson Lecture Theatre - 115 seat capacity
33LT - 33 Queen Square, basement lecture theatre - 192 seat capacity

In addition to the Diploma, MSc, and PhD Programmes, a wide and varied range of other teaching and educational opportunities are available at the Institute. These include Professional Training activities, such as the

For an insight into student life at the Institute have a look at our Student Profiles, and our staff and student photos or look at our videos. 

Student Handbook 2016-17

The UCL Institute of Neurology Education Unit has collaborations with three leading European Universities. Information on our partners can be found below:

Berlin School of Mind and Brain

Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) and Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS)