Modes and duration
- Full-time: 3 years
- Part-time: 5 years
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £4,770 (FT) £2,385 (PT)
- £22,180 (FT) £11,090 (PT)
A first or an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or a recognised taught Master’s degree, is required. In some areas of clinical research, General Medical Council (GMC) registration may also be required.
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
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
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute, Germany
- Investigative Scientist, Medical Research Council
- Consultant Neurologist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Neurologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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?
The Institute of Neurology offers a traditional three year full-time (or flexible options) PhD, a four year PhD in Clinical Neurosciences, a four year PhD in Neuromuscular Diseases and the Leonard Wolfson four year PhD in Neurodegenerative Disease is also offered.
Student / staff ratios › 150 staff including 30 postdocs › 220 taught students › 300 research students
Department: Institute of Neurology
"As part of my four-year PhD, I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to undertake rotations in three different laboratories prior to commencing a PhD. This has been a hugely beneficial experience, as it has allowed me to make an informed decision in committing to a particular group, and broadened my experience in different research methodologies and environments. "
Xun Yu ChoongClinical Neuroscience 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
- Mr David Blundred