Clinical Neurology (by Distance Learning) PG Dip

This brand new programme is a world first – a comprehensive online distance learning Diploma in Clinical Neurology, led by one of the world's top universities. The programme will be a valuable asset to the portfolio and career of any medical doctor with an interest in neurology.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Flexible: 12-36 months
  • Distance learning: available

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

Application deadlines

Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year, as the programme has a flexible structure. The candidate can start the programme at any point in the year.
Fees note: Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. The tuition fee schedule for 2015/16 entry can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.

Entry Requirements

A first or second-class UK Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. Applicants must be medically qualified, or be fully registered in their home country.

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

The Diploma offers a working knowledge of the scientific basis of common neurological disorders/areas and awareness of major recent research developments in this field. Those taking the programme will be encouraged to examine evidence critically and to gain a knowledge of the statistical basis of the subject.

All students undertake eight core modules to the total value of 120 credits.

Core Modules

  • Stroke and Epilepsy – Basic (C)
  • Neurodegeneration and Neuro Inflammation – Basic (C)
  • Infections, Headache and other Neurological Conditions – Basic (C)
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery – Basic (C)
  • Stroke and Epilepsy Intermediate – Intermediate (D)
  • Neurodegeneration and Neuro Inflammation – Intermediate (D)
  • Infections, Headache and other Neurological Conditions – Intermediate (D)
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery – Intermediate (D)


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


Not Applicable

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through online sessions. Each session will adopt a multimedia approach with interactive features including videos, interactive graphs and tables, as well as illustrations and text. Assessment is via MCQ, and structured case reviews.

Further information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Clinical Neurology (by Distance Learning) PG Dip


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.


This Diploma provides an excellent basis for a clinical or research career in clinical neurology and related disciplines.


The programme aims to improve the practice of clinical neurology and to provide an up-to-date scientific underpinning for clinicians who would otherwise not be able to access UCL degrees.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The programme is run by UCL Institute of Neurology, from Queen Square; a world renowned neurological centre. Four of the top 12 most highly cited authors working worldwide in neuroscience and behaviour work at Queen Square.

This flexible learning programme enables students to access sessions at any time in any location, through the internet. Flexible timing means that the programme can be completed at a speed suitable for the individual student, typically 18 months. The online programme is supplemented by regular contact with a personal tutor based at Queen Square.

With its concentration of clinical and applied scientific activity the Institute of Neurology is a unique national resource for postgraduate training and research in neurology.

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

Department: Institute of Neurology

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?

This programme is aimed at qualified medical graduates who are interested in pursuing a professional career in clinical or academic neurology.

Application deadlines

Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year, as the programme has a flexible structure. The candidate can start the programme at any point in the year.

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 Neurology
  • how you think you might manage the demands of a distance learning programme
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.


  • Register interest in your chosen subjects
  • Receive notice of graduate open days, events and more
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