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ION Education Unit

Email: ion.educationunit@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 3448 4740

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£5,250 (Pro-rata)

Overseas 2013/14:

£5,250 (Pro-rata)

Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session.

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Clinical Neurology (by Distance Learning) Postgraduate Diploma

This brand new programme is a world first – a comprehensive online distance learning Diploma in Clinical Neurology, led by one of the world's top universities. The programme will be a valuable asset to the portfolio and career of any medical doctor with an interest in neurology.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

The Diploma offers a working knowledge of the scientific basis of common neurological disorders/areas and awareness of major recent research developments in this field. Those taking the programme will be encouraged to examine evidence critically and to gain a knowledge of the statistical basis of the subject.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The programme is run by UCL Institute of Neurology, from Queen Square; a world renowned neurological centre. Four of the top 12 most highly cited authors working worldwide in neuroscience and behaviour work at Queen Square.

This flexible learning programme enables students to access sessions at any time in any location, through the internet. Flexible timing means that the programme can be completed at a speed suitable for the individual student, typically 18 months. The online programme is supplemented by regular contact with a personal tutor based at Queen Square.

With its concentration of clinical and applied scientific activity the Institute of Neurology is a unique national resource for postgraduate training and research in neurology.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Flexible learning 12-36 months

All students undertake eight core modules to the total value of 120 credits.

Core Modules

  • Stroke and Epilepsy – Basic (C)
  • Neurodegeneration and Neuro Inflammation – Basic (C)
  • Infections, Headache and other Neurological Conditions – Basic (C)
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery – Basic (C)
  • Stroke and Epilepsy Intermediate – Intermediate (D)
  • Neurodegeneration and Neuro Inflammation – Intermediate (D)
  • Infections, Headache and other Neurological Conditions – Intermediate (D)
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery – Intermediate (D)


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


Not Applicable

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through online sessions. Each session will adopt a multimedia approach with interactive features including videos, interactive graphs and tables, as well as illustrations and text. Assessment is via MCQ, structured case review, short answer examination and multimedia examination.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

A first or second-class UK Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. Applicants must be medically qualified, or be fully registered in their home country.

Candidates also must meet the UCL Standard English language proficiency requirements (e.g. IELTS 6.5 or above overall and minimum of 6.0 in each subset). For further details of UCL requirements please visit: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate-study/application/taught/english-language

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

Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year, as the course has a flexible structure. The candidate can start the course at any point in the year.

Who can apply?

This programme is aimed at qualified medical graduates who are interested in pursuing a professional career in clinical or academic neurology.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Neurology
  • how you think you might manage the demands of a distance learning programme
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


This Diploma provides an excellent basis for a clinical or research career in clinical neurology and related disciplines. The overall aim of the programme is to improve the practice of clinical neurology and to provide an up to date scientific underpinning for clinicians who would otherwise not be able to access UCL degrees.

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

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