UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology



How do I complete the application form online?
Once on the UCL Application web page follow the instructions, reading the online checklist carefully and then pressing the submit button. On the search programmes page please enter PG Diploma in Clinical Neurology by Distance Learning in the enter key words section (department: Institute of Neurology). Click search now and select the apply now button when the course is displayed.

On the Online Application Form Login Page select new user and complete the information requested. When you have completed this information you will be taken to the online form. Please complete this form filling in all the required fields. All fields that have a star next to them must be completed. Please make sure to complete the application form carefully and to provide the correct e-mail addresses for your two referees. Once the application form has been completed you will be asked to upload your documents (supporting statement and a certified copy of your degree certificate).  

When can I apply?

You can apply for PG Diploma any time throughout the year. 

What is covered by the course fees?

From September 2020 all course fees are paid by module, which you will take in that year, you must select minimum of two modules for that year. However, any fees incurred for sitting exams in UCL approved centres will be met by the student. These will typically be £80 per exam (8 exams in total) but varies depending on the overseas centre. Structured case reviews will be assessed by the course tutor via Skype.

How do I enrol?

Upon receiving an Unconditional offer to study at UCL you will receive an e-mail with pre-enrolment instructions. We will need to verify your identity in order to complete your enrolment.  As part of pre-enrolment, you will need to upload a scan of the details page of your passport and any visa you may need to study if you are not a UK/EU passport holder and live in the UK.  Please make sure you have these scans ready before you start the pre-enrolment task. UCL will then check the information you provide and update your record to enrol you. 

How long will the course take to complete?

The course is entirely flexible and can be tailored to individual requirements, and can be completed between 12 months to 36 months. We expect it usually to be completed around 18 months.

Is there any difference in accreditation or international recognition for the Diploma via Distance Learning programmes in Clinical Neurology and your other Diploma programmes? 

Both of our Diploma courses are awarded by UCL, as such there is no difference in accreditation or international recognition between the two.

Can this course be taken as part of your Neurology training program?

All of our courses are academic. Some national regulatory bodies may recognise this course as part of a trainees specialist training, but the course is not intended for this purpose, and you would have to find out from your home authorities whether completion of a UK higher degree would assist you in this way. We can not approve this.

Does the Diploma via Distance Learning in Clinical Neurology qualify the candidate for Neurology specialisation?

The course is an academic programme. It depends on your own country’s governing structures whether completion of a higher degree permits you to cite this as a speciality. You would not be able to do so in the UK; as only specialist training within the NHS leads to that status.

What textbooks would you recommend?

Neurology: A Queen Square Textbook by Charles Clarke, Robin Howard, Martin Rossor, and Simon D. Shorvon. All students enrolled on this course will receive free access to a PDF copy of this book through the UCL Library system. You will need to have a valid UCL username and password to access this.