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Programme information

I haven't taken an English language test yet. Can I still apply now or do I have to wait for my test result?

You can still submit an application if you have not yet taken an English test. We are able to make decisions on applications without an English test provided that all other documents have been submitted (transcripts and references). If we would like to make you an offer, it will be conditional upon meeting the English language requirements (and any other requirements, if necessary).

Can I apply if I do not have a degree?

No, UCL requires evidence of a very good academic achievement, at degree level, from all applicants.

Can I apply if I don’t have a medical, biological science or health-care related degree?

In order to successfully complete our postgraduate taught degrees, applicants will require a good understanding of bioscience.  If you don’t have a medical, biological science or health-care related degree and are unsure about your suitability, please contact the relevant Course Tutor for advice, outlining the subjects which you have previously studied and the level at which you studied them. It is very likely that you will need to complete pre-masters science training before we can consider your application.

How and when do I pay my tuition fees?

Your tuition fee will normally be quoted on your offer letter and you must pay at least 50% of your tuition fee before or at enrolment to be fully enrolled, or provide a letter of sponsorship indicating who should be invoiced for your fees.

Will I get student accommodation in London?

We endeavour to offer to all students accommodation in or around the main UCL campus in central London. 

In which location will my teaching take place?

Core teaching will take place on the Bloomsbury campus. There may also be scheduled teaching at other sites, such as University College London Hospital or the Royal Free Hospital.

When do the programmes start?

Taught programmes start at the end of September each year. Full induction details will be sent to applicants in advance (normally at the start of September).

How long are the programmes?

The full-time programmes run over a full calendar year, from September to September. The number of calendar years you are in attendance will depend on whether you are studying full-time or part-time. The academic schedule is as follows:

Induction - September

Teaching - September – March

Examinations - April to June

Submission of Research Project – August*

Graduation – The following year, normally in July or August.

*Part-time students submit their dissertation in their second year.

 What days will I need to attend?

Our Full-time MSc courses are taught over two days and our part-time MSc courses can be taught over one day if you follow the recommended modules.

Clinical and Public Health Nutrition: Wednesday and Friday

Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition: Wednesday and Friday

Clinical Drug Development: Core teaching Tuesday and Thursday

*please note that the specific days may be subject to change each year. Please contact us if in doubt.

 How many modules do I need to take?

To obtain an MSc or MRes degree, a student must successfully complete a total of 180 credits. Students must follow the syllabus for their degree programme and the modules within it.

Where can I see the course timetable?

Module timetables are only made available to students at the start of the course. Please refer to the module descriptions under each degree programme for provisional topics.

Can I study part-time or by flexible mode?

Part-time degrees normally take 2 years to complete. The following degree programmes are offered on a part-time basis:

MSc in Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition

We do not offer flexible or modular study, although we do offer a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) and a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) for each programme, which are shorter versions of the MSc degree. The entry levels for these are the same as the MSc degree.

Can I study by distance learning?

We currently offer the MSc in Drug Design as a distance learning option.

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