This Master's degree is designed for medical professionals (clinicians and allied health professionals) and scientists wishing to specialise in neuromuscular diseases. The programme provides a comprehensive education in all aspects of neuromuscular disease ranging from anatomy and physiology of the neuromuscular system to genetic advances and research, as well as clinical aspects of treatments and identification of neuromuscular diseases.
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Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2020/21)
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A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject (neuroscience or related biological science e.g. physiology, psychology, pharmacology, biochemistry; or a medical degree from a UK university), Bachelor's degree in a profession allied to medicine (e.g. nursing, physiotherapy, occupational health) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.
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.
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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About this degree
Students on this programme will benefit from the cutting-edge research conducted at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology and take modules covering anatomy and physiology of the neuromuscular system; pathophysiology, genetic and clinical research; and clinical trends in neuromuscular diseases. Students will carry out substantial projects with world-leading experts engaged in neuromuscular diseases and attend clinical presentations given by clinical experts.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of seven core modules (165 credits) including the 60 credit research project, and one optional module (u15 credits).
Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Clinical Neuroscience: Neuromuscular Disease.
Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.
- CLNE0022 Skeletal Muscle and associated diseases
- CLNE0023 Peripheral Nerves and associated diseases
- CLNE0020 Motoneurons, neuromuscular junctions and associated diseases
- CLNE0021 Advanced genetic technologies and clinical applications
- CLNE0007 Research methods and introduction to statistics
- CLNE0032 Research project
- CLNE0009 Basic neuroscience and investigation of Nervous system
- CLNE0010 Neuromuscular Literature review
- CHLDGC24 Paediatric Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
- CHLDGC21 Paediatric Neuro-Physiotherapy
- CLNE0003 Higher Functions of the Brain
- CLNE0004 Motor Systems and Disease
- CLNE0005 Paroxysmal disorders, Tumours and Special Senses of the Central Nervous System
- CLNE0029 Clinical Neuroscience of Dementia
- CLNE0024 Neuroimaging, Pathophysiology & Epidemiology
- CLNE0025 Clinical Manifestations of Stroke
- CLNE0026 Treatment (HASU and Service Delivery)
- CLNE0028 Neurorehabilitation
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words. Many of our MSc projects lead to publication of results in peer-reviewed international journals.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, practical sessions, journal clubs, presentations, meetings with supervisor, both oral and poster presentation. Assessment of the taught modules will be a mixture of short-answer multiple choice question examinations and timed essays. The research project will be assessed by a written dissertation, oral and a presentation.
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
Our portfolio of taught postgraduate programmes at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology has continued to expand in recent years. Past experience suggests that a postgraduate degree obtained from UCL significantly enhances career and promotion prospects. Many of our graduates have undertaken further study at PhD level, or have successfully applied to medical school. Some clinicians who took time out to obtain an MRes have returned to training, and scientists have progressed to their first research assistant post.
Whatever your chosen career pathway, this programme will enable you to advance your career to a higher specialised level or help you get more established in your career. As well as gaining knowledge in the specialised field of neurological disease, the extended research project will enable you to gain many transferable skills in conducting research in the clinical and medical science area. Exposure to the cutting-edge research being carried out in this area at UCL will give you an up-to-date perspective on trends in the causality, management and treatment of neuromuscular disease.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology has a world-class reputation in the treatment and management of patients with a wide range of neuromuscular diseases. Our specialised peripheral nerve and muscle clinics are run by leading clinical experts in the field.
Students will have a unique opportunity to attend clinics and presentations, and learn about the clinical management of a wide variety of neuromuscular diseases.
Students will also acquire specialised expertise in research into neuromuscular disease by conducting cutting-edge clinical and basic science research. We aim to educate the future generation of experts in the area of neuromuscular disease.
Department: UCL Queen Square 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?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Clinical Neuroscience: Neuromuscular Disease at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to the programme
- how you think your previous academic and/or research experience might help you meet the demands of the programme
- how the degree might fit into your future career plans
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.
- All applicants
- 11 August 2020
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