Brain Sciences


Study dementia

The UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences is the perfect environment to learn the clinical and scientific skills you need to be able to help fight dementia.

    Dementia MSc

    Our Dementia MSc is offered jointly by the UCL Division of Psychiatry and Institute of Neurology. It provides research-oriented training in the study of dementia and its scientific basis, led by international leaders in the science and practice of dementia. Two specialised pathways, in Mental Health and in Neuroscience, are offered.

    Dementia MOOC (massive open online course)

    UCL has also developed a free four-week online course “The Many Faces of Dementia” aiming to provide valuable insights into dementia through the stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses. The interactive MOOC (massive open online course) features interviews with world-leading experts, people with dementia and their families as well as articles and discussion.

    PhD and doctoral training

    We offer unrivalled opportunities for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in all aspects of neuroscience. Research projects range across all neuroscience themes, from the molecular biology of neuronal proteins, through cellular neuroscience, to the behaviour of sensory and motor systems, cognitive and systems neuroscience and clinical neuroscience research.

    The Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre Clinical Fellowship and four year PhD programme in neurodegeneration research provides interdisciplinary research training to address a wide variety of questions in neurodegeneration research.