This is the first MSc in Stroke Medicine in the UK providing a comprehensive education and research training for the next generation of researchers and clinical providers of expert stroke care.
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Due to COVID-19, there may have been updates to this programme for the 2020 academic year. Where there has been an update, these are indicated with a red alert and a link which will provide further information.
Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2020/21)
Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website.
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 undertake modules related to stroke, along with learning generic skills such as statistics and critical appraisal of research papers. They also acquire substantial research skills and techniques whilst undertaking a project with leading researchers in the field.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of six compulsory modules including the 60 credit research project (135 credits), 3 optional modules (45 credits).
Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Clinical Neuroscience: Stroke.
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.
- CLNE0024 Stroke: Risk factors, Pathophysiology and Imaging
- CLNE0025 Clinical Manifestations of Stroke
- CLNE0026 Treatment (HASU and Service Delivery)
- CLNE0028 Neurorehabilitation
- CLNE0007 Research methods and introduction to statistics
- CLNE0039 Research project
Students are allowed 45 credits of optional choices from modules listed
- 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
- 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
- CLNE0040 Library Project
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops, journal clubs and presentations. Taught modules are assessed by short-answer multiple choice question examinations and timed essays. The research project requires a written dissertation, oral and a poster 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.
The portfolio of taught graduate programmes at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology offers research-embedded clinical teaching to enhance and expand the career progression and opportunities of our students. All of our graduates have reported that their degree enhanced their careers. Many of our Master's graduates have gone on to further PhD-level study, or successfully applied to medical school. Clinicians who took time out to obtain an MSc have returned to training and scientists have progressed to obtain research assistant posts.
Whatever your chosen career pathway, the Stroke Medicine MSc 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 cutting-edge knowledge in this specialised field, the extended research project will enable you to gain many transferable skills in conducting research in clinical and medical science and give you an up-to-date perspective on trends in the causality, diagnosis, management and innovative treatment of stroke.
Why study this degree at UCL?
UCL has a world-class reputation in stroke research and treatment and hosts the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) North Thames Stroke Research Network. Our service treats over 2,500 suspected strokes every year in our Hyperacute Stroke Unit (HASU). Areas of excellence include carotid disease, stroke recovery and neurorehabilitation, neuroimaging cerebral haemorrhage and small vessel disease.
We are a major endovascular centre at the forefront of stroke treatment with a highly developed multidisciplinary neuro-critical care pathway.
Whatever your anticipated career goals, this MSc will provide opportunities to carry out research with global experts in the field of stroke and network with world-renowned clinicians.
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?
The programme is suitable for candidates with a background in medicine, nursing, psychology, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, biology, biomedical sciences, or related backgrounds. Applicants with a degree in another discipline but with relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.
- All applicants
- 11 August 2020
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Clinical Neuroscience: Stroke 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.
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