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Neurology MD(Res)

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 2 years
  • Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
Overseas:
£21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)

Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the MD(Res) programme, applicants must have obtained the MBBS degree or some other registerable primary qualification in medicine, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, and be eligible for full registration with the UK General Medical Council (GMC).

MD(Res) applicants are normally hospital clinicians undertaking research associated with their employment.

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Research areas

Research is focused within the following eight departments:
  • Brain Repair and Rehabilitation
  • Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy
  • Clinical Neuroscience (Royal Free campus)
  • Molecular Neuroscience and the Reta Lila Weston Institute
  • Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Neuroinflammation
  • The Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders
  • The Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience.

Funding

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Careers

Students at the institute go on to further study at doctoral level, begin medical studies, start careers in basic science, combine study with paid research or clinical fellowships, and continue their medical careers through core and speciality training.

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UCL (2011)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute, Germany (2011)
  • Investigative Scientist, Medical Research Council (2011)
  • Consultant Neurologist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2011)
  • Neurologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (2011)

Employability

Students at the UCL Institute of Neurology are ideally placed to exploit the opportunities for career progression which come from studying in a well-funded national and international centre of excellence. Master's students often stay at the institute to complete a funded PhD. Doctoral students go on to become early career researchers. Clinicians combine research fellowships with PhD studies and enter core or specialty training in the London, or other Deaneries on completion. It is the possibility of transition from postgraduate student to early career researcher or specialist neurologist which makes studying at Queen Square so attractive.

Networking

Master's students are given the opportunity to present their research, alongside their peers studying for PhDs, at the well-regarded annual Queen Square Symposium. Some go on to publish their MSc theses in conjunction with their supervisors. Doctoral students are all encouraged to attend national and international conferences during their studies, with their travel funded by grants, awards or bursaries. Students at all levels are supervised by, and work alongside internationally renowned scientists and clinical academics, who are often leaders in their field.

Why study this degree at UCL?

Student / staff ratios › 150 staff › 140 taught students › 400 research students

Department: Institute of Neurology

Application and next steps

Applications

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.

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Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

For more information see our Applications page.

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