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Neurology MPhil/PhD

In many research and clinical careers, a research degree is a considerable asset, if not a necessity.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time: 5 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

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

Application deadlines

The four year PhD starts in September, other 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

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 requirement: Standard

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.

International equivalencies

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

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Funding

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Careers

Top career destinations for this degree

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

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 › 140 taught students › 400 research students

Department: Institute of Neurology

Degree reviews

Student review

"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 Choong

Subject: Clinical Neuroscience PhD

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.

Who can apply?

Application deadlines

The four year PhD starts in September, other 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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