Modes and duration
- Full-time: 2 years
- Part-time: 2 years
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £4,770 (FT) £2,385 (PT)
- £22,180 (FT) £11,090 (PT)
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.
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.
Select your country:
- Brain Repair and Rehabilitation
- Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy
- Clinical Neuroscience (Royal Free campus)
- Molecular Neuroscience and the Reta Lila Weston Institute
- Neurodegenerative Disease
- The Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders
- The Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) 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.
- UK, EU, Overseas students
More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website
On graduation students may 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 (2013)
- Neurologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (2011)
Students at the UCL Institute of Neurology are ideally placed to exploit the opportunities for career progression which arise 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.
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 › 160 taught students › 400 research students
Department: Institute of Neurology
"My research, funded by the Rosetrees Trust and Astor Foundation (provided by the MB PhD programme) concerns how a therapy for Parkinson's disease works; specifically, I research how deep brain stimulation influences brain activity. The aim of my project is to further understand how it achieves its therapeutic effects, with the hope that we can help improve it, or translate its use to other brain diseases."
Joshua KahanNeurology PhD
Application and next steps
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.
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now