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Stroke Medicine MRes

This is the first MRes 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.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2020

Modes and duration

Full time: 1 year
Flexible: up to 5 years

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 1 November 2019
Close: 24 July 2020

Tuition fees (2020/21)

UK/EU:
£11,830 (FT)
Overseas:
£28,930 (FT)


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. Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session.

Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelors degree in a relevant subject, for example medicine, psychology, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, biological or biomedical sciences, nursing or a related degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

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.

International students

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.

Select your country:

About this degree

Students on this programme will undertake modules in related to stroke, along with learening generic skills such as statistics and critical appriasal 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 one compulsory module (15 credits), 3 optional modules (45 credits) and a substantial research project (120 credits).

Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MRes in Stroke Medicine.

Compulsory modules

  • Research Methods and Introduction to Statistics

Optional modules

  • Research Integrity and Governance
  • Neuroimaging and Pathophysiology
  • Clinical Manifestations of Stroke
  • Treatment (HASU and Service Delivery)
  • Neurorehabilitation

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.

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000 words.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, a few workshops, supervisory meetings, 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.

Additional costs

International Students will bear any costs incurred in acquiring certification equivalent to DBS in their home country.

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accomodation and living costs.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

Funding

RCN Foundation bursary schemes - Scholarships, bursaries, learning and development opportunities available for Nurses, midwives and Health Care Assistants.

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.

Stroke Association MRes Scholarship

Eligibility:
UK, EU, Overseas
Criteria:
Based on both academic merit and financial need

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Careers

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. 

Employability

Whatever your chosen career pathway, the Stroke Medicine MRes 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 MRes 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

Applications

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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
24 July 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 Stroke Medicine at graduate level
  •     why you want to study Stroke Medicine at UCL
  •     what research experience you have
  •     which specific areas of research you would like to do a project in
  •     where you would like to go professionally with your degree
  •     what computer skills you have.

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to elaborate on your reasons for applying to this programme and how your interests match what the programme will deliver.

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