Clinical Neurology MSc

Distance learning programme

This MSc, is aimed at doctors who are looking to further their knowledge and skills in clinical neurology. The fully interactive course provides scientific and clinical knowledge through online lectures, several opportunities of clinical case discussion, case-based learning through online forums and video conference with tutors and research supervisors. This program is delivered online and an option of mixed mode (online and face to face teaching/research) is available.

UK students International students
Study mode
Flexible
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£12,900
This programme is only available to Distance Learning students and is only available on a modular (flexible) basis.
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£19,400
This programme is only available to Distance Learning students and is only available on a modular (flexible) basis.
Duration
Not applicable
5 calendar years
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 31 Mar 2022

Applications open

Entry requirements

A first degree in Medicine (MBBS) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants must hold registration with the UK General Medical Council (GMC), or be fully registered in their home country. Applicants must a) have undertaken a research project; b) have co-authored a publication in the area of clinical neurology or neuroscience, and explicitly state that they have acquired research skills through an internship, elective placement or similar and; c) submit a written research proposal to be reviewed for their application.

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

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Equivalent qualifications

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. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree



Students on this course acquire skills for neurological examinations and diagnostics that are applicable in day-to-day clinical practice and the principles of clinical research.  The teaching on the course focuses on clinical approach and scientific basis of common neurological conditions such as headache, epilepsy, stroke, nerve and muscle disorders, demyelinating disorders, and CNS infections. The course covers interpretation of investigations used in neurological practice such as neuroimaging and electrodiagnosis. Basic aspects of neurosurgery, neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-otology, paediatric neurology, and neuropsychiatry are covered.

Who this course is for

  • Any practicing doctor or general physician looking to update their knowledge and skills in  clinical neurology
  • Early career doctors aiming for further training or research in neurology or neurosurgery
  • Overseas trained doctors, physicians and neurologists 
  • Trained specialists in related fields such as acute medicine, stroke, geriatrics, psychiatry, paediatrics to enhance their sub-speciality interest in neurology.

 

What this course will give you

Clinical Neurology MSc by distance learning;

  • Allows you to enhance the knowledge in neurology through learning from experts based at Queen Square
  • Enhances the chances of getting into further education or training
  • Allows cross disciplinary learning in neurology for doctors looking to sub-specialise

The Queen Square Institute of Neurology provides; 

  • a national resource for postgraduate training and research in neurology
  • a focus on clinical and applied scientific activity
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neurology (by Distance Learning) has been running successfully since 2012 with over 80 students based across the world
  • This flexible learning programme enables you to access teaching sessions at any time in any location online
  • With flexible timings, you can study this programme when it suits you
  • This online programme has contact with a programme tutor and a research project supervisor based at Queen Square

The foundation of your career

  • You can increase your chance of getting into formal training or research.
  • Qualified neurologists can enhance their international exposure.
  • GPs or physicians and specialists in stroke, geriatrics, psychiatry, and paediatrics can develop their sub-specialist interest in neurology

Employability

  • This programme provides you an excellent basis for a clinical or research career in clinical neurology and related disciplines.
  • 100% of our students are in graduate-level work or study 15 months after completion of this programme (Source Graduate Outcomes Survey published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)).

Teaching and learning

Teaching on this course is led by experts based at Queen Square in London, a world-renowned centre for clinical neurology and neuroscience delivered;

  • through online sessions using multimedia and videos, interactive graphs, case scenarios, illustrations and forums
  • learning through real-world case examples is encouraged
  • assessments are by multiple choice questions, essays, structured case reviews (written and online for mixed mode), tutor assessments and 10,000-word dissertation

We suggest students dedicate 12-15 hours per week self-study time.

Modules

Flexible

You will undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. You can choose when you wish to take modules throughout the five years of enrolment, but must have completed all taught modules before commencing the research project. The programme comprises more than 400 sessions covering a comprehensive range of neurological topics. Sessions cover a wide variety of neurological conditions, and include some sessions on neurosurgery, neurophysiology and neuropathology.

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.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Clinical Neurology (by Distance Learning).

Accessibility

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Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £12,900
Tuition fees (2022/23) £19,400

This programme is only available to Distance Learning students and is only available on a modular (flexible) basis.

Additional costs

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

Funding your studies

We do not have any scholarships for the distance learning programmes in Clinical Neurology.

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

Next steps

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • Why you want to study Clinical Neurology
  • What particularly attracts you to the programme
  • How you think you might manage the demands of a distance learning programme
  • How this qualification might help you in your future clinical career, bearing in mind that this degree is not a direct entry route into neurology training

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.

  • What previous research experience you demonstrate (for MSc intake)
  • How you plan to complete the mixed mode teaching and research project

Applications for the MSc are once a year in September.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes in any application cycle.

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available after 31 March 2022 and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June 2022.

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This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021