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Clinical Neurology MSc

Students will study at the world-renowned Queen Square, and will be taught by internationally recognised experts in the field. Students have the opportunity to interact freely with our neurologists, and undertake a specialist attachment during the second six months of their course.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 1 year

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£12,465 (FT)
Overseas:
£23,690 (FT)

Application deadlines

All applicants:
31 July 2015
Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Diploma with fees set accordingly.

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, hold registration with the UK General Medical Council (GMC), or be fully registered in their home country, and have at least two years of postgraduate experience in clinical medicine, at least six months of which is neurology.

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 gain knowledge of the clinical features and scientific basis of the following neurological areas and disorders: nerve and muscle; epilepsy; pain; movement disorders and Parkinson's Disease; neuro-otology and neuro-ophthalmology; stroke; neuropsychiatry and cognition; infections of the nervous system; multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology; autonomic function and neuro-urology; neuro-oncology and ITU neurology.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of six core modules (120 credits) and a research project (60 credits).

A postgraduate diploma (full-time six months is offered).

Core Modules

  • Diseases of the Nervous System: Epilepsy, Pain, Tumours and Infection
  • Peripheral Nerve, Muscle and Special Senses
  • Motor Systems and Disease
  • Higher Functions of the Brain
  • Practical Neurology
  • Theoretical Neurology

Options

  • There are no optional modules for this programme.

Dissertation/report

All MSc students undertake an independent research project, which takes the form of a scientific investigation and culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through lectures, seminars, clinical teaching (including outpatients, inpatients, workshops, training for history taking and clinical examination, demonstrations and conferences) and subspecialist training in a single neurological speciality. Assessment is through written examination, MCQ, short case clinical examination, viva voce, continuous assessment and the research dissertation.

Further information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Clinical Neurology MSc

Funding

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

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

First destinations of recent graduates of the programme include:

  • Neurological Centre am Rosenhügel: Neurology Resident
  • Apollo Hospital: Consultant Neurologist
  • Institute of Neurology, UCL: Research Fellow in Neurology
  • CHC Hospital: STI Doctorate
  • Institute of Medical Science: Doctor
  • University Hospital Coventry and Warwick NHS Trust: Specialist Registrar
  • University of Gremera: Doctor of Neurology
  • Direct Medics: Locum Consultant and Physician

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Neurology Residency, University of Missouri (2012)
  • Senior House Officer, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (2012)
  • Clinical Research Fellow (PhD), UCL Institute of Neurology (2010)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health, USA (2010)
  • Specialist Trainee Stroke Medicine, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (2010)

Employability

For students starting out on their clinical careers the programme will give them skills and experience to move towards specialist training. For more established clinicians it is an opportunity to refresh and refine their clinical practice. All students benefit from exposure to the scientific underpinning of neurology, and the opportunity to undertake an original research project, and a specialist attachment, studying alongside the internationally renowned neurologists at Queen Square.

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, we form the world-renowned Queen Square and promote the translation of research that is of direct clinical relevance to improved patient care and treatment.

Students are given the opportunity to experience the full range of activities of a world-famous specialist hospital.

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

Department: Institute of Neurology

Degree reviews

Alumni review

"I was able to collaborate with a great international faculty as part of my research project. The collaborative efforts continue even to this day, for which I am eternally grateful to UCL. "

Dr Suraj Rajan

Subject: Clinical Neurology MSc

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?

Students must have a medical degree and some postgraduate experience, with an interest in pursuing a professional career in clinical neurology. The programme is designed both for international and UK students, and will suit those who are planning to undertake or have completed specialist training in clinical neurology or neurosurgery.

Application deadlines

All applicants
2015-07-31

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 Clinical Neurology at the UCL Institute of Neurology
  • what particularly attracts you to the programme
  • in what way you think your academic and professional background might help you meet the demands of the programme
  • how this qualification might help you in your future clinical career, bearing in mind that this course is not a direct entry route into Neurology training in the UK
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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