Advanced Neuroimaging MSc

This MSc is specifically aimed at those pursuing a professional career in neuroimaging, either in clinical practice or in neuroscience research. This multi-disciplinary programme provides training in both the basic scientific and technological principles of modern neuroimaging methods, and in their application to the understanding of neurological function and neurological disorders.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years
  • Distance learning: available

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

£9,835 (FT) £4,890 (PT)
£23,690 (FT) £11,950 (PT)

Application deadlines

All applicants:
31 July 2015

Entry Requirements

A first or second-class UK Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. Students with other qualifications may also be admitted if they possess relevant experience in a field related to neuroradiology and/or medical physics.

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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Degree Information

Students will develop a good basic knowledge of neuroanatomy, understand the principles and main technical aspects of neuroimaging instrumentation and data acquisition, basic image processing and image analysis techniques, and gain a good working knowledge of modern methods for scientific and clinical investigation of the human nervous system using neuroimaging.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of six core modules (90 credits), a library project (30 credits) and a research project (60 credits).

Core Modules

  • Introductory Science and Methods
  • Imaging Modalities
  • Advanced Imaging
  • Introduction to Neuroanatomy, Systems and Disease
  • Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging I
  • Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging II


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


All students undertake a library project which is assessed by a 5,000-word project, and a laboratory research project which culminates in a 10,000-word dissertation.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is taught using lectures delivered by experts in various fields of neuroimaging, and is supported by a series of half-day workshops/practical demonstrations of modern neuroimaging techniques. Assessment is through written examination, workshop and research training evaluation, a 5000-word project and the dissertation and viva.

Further information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Advanced Neuroimaging MSc


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.


Graduates of the programme will have developed the necessary knowledge and skills essential for a future research career in the areas of neuroradiology, imaging neuroscience or neuroimaging technology.

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Full-time funded PhD student, UCL Institute of Neurology (2012)
  • Full-time PhD student, UCL Institute of Child Health (2011)
  • Full-time funded PhD student, McGill University, Montreal (2012)
  • Radiographer, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2011)
  • Consultant Neurologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (2009)


Students will study in a world-class clinical and scientific environment, taught by leading experts in the field. For clinicians, and professions allied to healthcare, the programme will equip them with a sound understanding of neuroimaging techniques. For medical physicists it will enable them to embed their theoretical understanding in an internationally renowned centre. A number of high-achieving students on the programme will be offered the opportunity to undertake a paid internship at a London-based company which runs neuroimaging clinical trials.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The mission of the Institute of Neurology is to carry out high-quality research, teaching and training in basic and clinical neurosciences. Together with our associated hospital, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the institute promotes the translation of research that is of direct clinical relevance into improved patient care and treatment.

With its concentration of clinical and applied scientific activity the institute is a unique national resource for postgraduate training in neurology, its associated disciplines and the basic neurosciences.

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

Department: Institute of Neurology

Degree reviews

Student review

"UCL is one of the very top ranked universities in the world and is number two in the world for neuroscience, producing 65 % of the UK's neuroimaging papers. Therefore it made sense to study in a setting with world leaders in that field. Additionally UCL offered my degree as a part-time option which allowed me to carry on working whilst investing in my future. Finally, UCL is located in the centre of London which was very convenient for travelling to."

Tara Noone

Advanced Neuroimaging MSc

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.

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable for clinical graduates with some experience in neuroradiology, neurology or neurosurgery, and for non-clinical graduates with a degree in physics, engineering, radiography or related subjects, who wish to pursue a career in their chosen field of imaging neuroscience research or neuroradiology.

Application deadlines

All applicants
31 July 2015

For more information see our Applications page.

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What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:
  • why you want to study Advanced Neuroimaging at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • in what ways you think your academic, clinical or professional background might help you meet the demands of this programme;
  • how you think this degree might fit into your academic, clinical or professional career plans
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


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