UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology



The Queen Square Institute of Neurology is one of the world's largest, most productive and highest-impact neuroscience centres. More than 90% of UCL’s neuroscience research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest REF.

Our research spans the whole spectrum of basic and clinical research into neurological disorders, and we have extensive collaborations with both the UCL Neuroscience Domain and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. 


Our research departments

We have eight departments covering clinical and basic research, spanning areas that range from brain rehabilitation to neuromuscular diseases.

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Our research centres

These include the MRC International Centre for Genomic Medicine in Neuromuscular Diseases and Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging.


Our clinical divisions

Alongside our departments, we have six divisions representing professional affiliations and providing a forum for those with similar specialist training.

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Why study with us?

We are home to some of the world's most influential academics. By studying with us, you will have the opportunity to be part of the next generation of experts in neuroscience.

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Our Translational Research and Enterprise resources

The Institute supports and facilitates researchers wishing to embark on the translational pathway and offers many resources to reach their goals.

New neuroscience facility

IoN-DRI programme

We are building a world-class environment to fight neurological disease, delivering a new hub that will be one of the leading translational neuroscience centres in the world.