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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly.
Advanced Neuroimaging MSc
This MSc is specifically aimed at those pursuing a professional career in neuroimaging, either in clinical practice or in neuroscience research. This multi-disciplinary programme provides training in both the basic scientific and technological principles of modern neuroimaging methods, and in their application to the understanding of neurological function and neurological disorders.
What will I learn?
Students will develop a good basic knowledge of neuroanatomy, understand the principles and main technical aspects of neuroimaging instrumentation and data acquisition, basic image processing and image analysis techniques, and gain a good working knowledge of modern methods for scientific and clinical investigation of the human nervous system using neuroimaging.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The mission of the Institute of Neurology is to carry out high-quality research, teaching and training in basic and clinical neurosciences. Together with our associated 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 in neurology, its associated disciplines and the basic neurosciences.
See subject website for more information:
Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of six core modules (90 credits), a library project (30 credits) and a research project (60 credits).
All students undertake a library project which is assessed by a 5,000-word project, and a laboratory research project which culminates in a 10,000-word dissertation.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is taught using lectures delivered by experts in various fields of neuroimaging, and is supported by a series of half-day workshops/practical demonstrations of modern neuroimaging techniques. Assessment is through written examination, workshop and research training evaluation, a 5000-word project and the dissertation and viva.
Further details available on subject website:
Entry and application
A first or second-class UK Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. Students with other qualifications may also be admitted if they possess relevant experience in a field related to neuroradiology and/or medical physics.
For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.
How to apply
You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps
The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
The programme is suitable for clinical graduates with some experience in neuroradiology, neurology or neurosurgery, and for non-clinical graduates with a degree in physics, engineering, radiography or related subjects, who wish to pursue a career in their chosen field of imaging neuroscience research or neuroradiology.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Advanced Neuroimaging at graduate level
- what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
- in what ways you think your academic, clinical or professional background might help you meet the demands of this programme;
- how you think this degree might fit into your academic, clinical or professional career plans
Graduates of the programme will have developed the necessary knowledge and skills essential for a future research career in the areas of neuroradiology, imaging neuroscience or neuroimaging technology.
First destinations of recent graduates of the department include:
- Kings College Hospital: Medical Doctor
- University of Zurich: Researcher
- Institute of Neurology: MRI Acquisition and Analysis Scientist
- University College Hospital: Consultant Neurologist
- BBC: Trainee Researcher
- NHS Grampian: Neurology Registrar
- UCL NHS Trust: Consultant in Audiological Medicine
Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website: