Clinical Neurology PG Dip

Distance learning programme

The Clinical Neurology (by Distance Learning) MSc, is led by experts based at Queen Square in London, a world-renowned centre for clinical neurology and neuroscience, and delivered fully online. This programme will enrich and enhance the knowledge and portfolio of doctors with an interest in neurology.

UK students International students
Study mode
Flexible
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£8,600
This programme is only available to Distance Learning students and is only available on a modular (flexible) basis.
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£12,900
This programme is only available to Distance Learning students and is only available on a modular (flexible) basis.
Duration
Not applicable
5 academic years
Programme starts
January 2022
Applications accepted
January 2022 entry: 22 Oct – 05 Dec 2021

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.

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



You will learn the fundamentals of neurological diseases, including:

  • stroke
  • epilepsy
  • movement disorders
  • headaches
  • dementia demyelinating
  • inflammatory and infectious disorders
  • neoplasms of CNS.

You will acquire skills for neurological examinations and diagnostics that are applicable in day-to-day clinical practice.

Who this course is for

  • Early career doctors aiming for neurology or neurosurgery training, trainees
  • Qualified neurologists looking to update their neurology skills
  • GP's or physicians with background training in general or acute medicine, stroke, geriatrics, psychiatry, paediatrics to enhance their sub-speciality interest in neurology.

What this course will give you

Clinical Neurology Postgraduate Diploma by distance learning;

  • has been developed by neurology experts based at Queen Square
  • a world-renowned neurological centre
  • four of the top 12 most cited authors working worldwide in neuroscience and behaviour work

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
  • This course 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 

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
  • One of the neurology specialist skills courses for Acute Internal Medicine trainees in the UK.

Employability

This programme provides you an excellent basis for a clinical or research career in clinical neurology and related disciplines. 95.5% of Queen's Square Institute of Neurology postgraduate students are in graduate-level work or study 15 months after completion of their studies, with an average salary of £41,059. (Source Graduate Outcomes Survey published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)).

Teaching and learning

Teaching and learning 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 and tutor assessments.

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

Modules

Flexible

You will undertake taught modules to the value of 120 credits. You select your modules each year, throughout the five years of enrolment .The programme comprises of 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 120 credits. Upon successful completion of 120 credits, you will be awarded a PG Dip 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) £8,600
Tuition fees (2022/23) £12,900

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

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.

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.

Applications are accepted throughout the year. Candidates can start the Diploma at two points of entry: January or September. 

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

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This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021