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UCL Diploma in Clinical Neurology via Distance Learning

Programme Directors
Professor Simon Shorvon & Dr Caroline Selai, UCL Institute of Neurology

A world first – a comprehensive online distance learning Diploma in Clinical Neurology, led by one of the world’s top universities.  


Why choose this course?

  • The course is run by UCL Institute of Neurology, from Queen Square; a world renowned neurological centre.
  • The online programme is supplemented by regular contact with a personal tutor based at Queen Square.
  • Flexible learning – sessions can be accessed at any time in any location, through the internet.
  • Flexible timing - the course can be completed at a speed suitable for the individual student, typically 18 months.
  • Flexible assessments – these can be completed at any time and in any order during the course.
Queen Square Hospital
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Why Queen Square/UCL?

  • UCL is London’s Global University.
  • It is ranked at number 4 in the 2012 QS World rankings
  • Together the UCL Institute of Neurology and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery are renowned worldwide for clinical teaching in neurology.
  • Four of the top 12 most highly cited authors working worldwide in neuroscience and behaviour work at Queen Square.
  • The National Hospital at Queen Square was the world’s first specialist neurological hospital, founded in 1860.

The postgraduate Diploma (of 120 credits) will be a valuable asset to the portfolio and career of any medical doctor with an interest in neurology.

For more information about the creation of the UCL Diploma in Clinical Neurology via Distance Learning you can read the Neurology article Dassan P, Changing the face of learning: Ebrain and UCL distance learning courses on clinical neurology. Neurology 2012, Dec, 79(24): 2359-2360. This article comments on the innovative aspects of the program as well as the importance of distance learning on the globalization of Neurology as a medical speciality.

For more information view the course booklet

UCL Prospectus