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  • FT / Full-time
  • PT / Part-time (over two years)
  • FX / Flexible mode of study available (up to five years)
  • DL / Distance-learning mode available

Brain Sciences

UCL is an international centre of excellence for research and teaching in brain science. UCL is ranked second in the world, and first in Europe, in neuroscience and behaviour (Thomson ESI). Over 450 world-leading UCL principal investigators in the field of brain sciences create a unique and highly creative multi-disciplinary environment that is supported by world-class infrastructure and technical resources. UCL provides an outstanding environment for training future generations of interdisciplinary researchers in brain science. The learning environment is informed by cutting-edge research conducted in all areas of investigation, from the molecular to the systems level, with the opportunity for graduate students to work and train with world-renowned researchers. This unique access to researchers provides invaluable networking and employment opportunities.

Taught and research programmes

Degree programme Qualifications Modes
Brain Sciences MRes FT

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Student View

"I have attended a few scientific meetings during my first year at UCL; a particular highlight was attending the Royal Society Discussion Meeting on language in developmental and acquired disorders. London is a brilliant place for attending national events."

Francina Clayton

Degree: Developmental Science PhD

Subject: Developmental Science, Faculty: Brain Sciences

Student View

"UCL has provided me with many opportunities. I have been able to complete courses alongside my studies that will complement my skills for the future, such as the entrepreneur course I completed in the Engineering Department."

Firle Beckley

Degree: Graduate Research Division Psychology & Language Sciences MPhil/PhD

Subject: Language and Communication, Faculty: Brain Sciences