Clinical Neuroscience: Neuromuscular Disease MSc

London, Bloomsbury

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.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2023/24)
£14,100
£7,050
Overseas tuition fees (2023/24)
£35,000
£17,500
Duration
1 calendar year
2 calendar years
Programme starts
September 2023
Applications accepted
All applicants: 17 Oct 2022 – 31 Mar 2023

Applications open

Entry requirements

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.

The English language level for this programme is: Level 1

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 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.

Who this course is for

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.

What this course will give you

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 who teach on this masters.

Students will have a unique opportunity to attend clinical meetings 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.

The foundation of your career

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.100% of our students are in graduate-level work 15 months after completion of this programme (Source Graduate Outcomes Survey published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)).

Employability

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 a higher qualification have returned to training, and scientists have progressed to their first research assistant post.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, practical sessions, presentations and  meetings with supervisor. 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.

It is recommended for every 1 hour of teaching you receive you should undertake up to 3 hours of self-study.

Modules

You will undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of six compulsory modules (105 credits), one optional module (15 credits) and a research project (60 credits).

The MSc Clinical Neuroscience: Neuromuscular Disease route 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 diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular diseases.

The programme is delivered through basic science and clinical lectures.

Teaching is organised in sequence for the compulsory modules; optional modules may result in some overlap in teaching/assessment and students are review modules at the beginning of the Academic Year.

Lectures are supported by audio-visual aids and supplementary materials including handouts, reading lists and references to original papers.

You will undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of six compulsory modules (105 credits), one optional module (15 credits) and a research project (60 credits).

You will complete modules over two years. In Year 1 you will complete all compulsory taught modules and in Year 2 you will complete the Research Project. You can choose to complete optional modules in either year.

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 are subject to change. Modules that are in use for the current academic year are linked for further information. Where no link is present, further information is not yet available.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Clinical Neuroscience: Neuromuscular Disease.

Placement

Some students will have the opportunity to undertake clinical research projects.

Accessibility

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Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time Part-time
Tuition fees (2023/24) £14,100 £7,050
Tuition fees (2023/24) £35,000 £17,500

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Additional costs

International Students will bear any costs incurred in acquiring certification equivalent to DBS (Police check) in their home country. These checks are neccessary for any student who undertakes a clinical project based at University College London Hospitals.

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

UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology International Excellence Scholarships - we are delighted to announce four fee reduction scholarships (worth £6,000 each) for overseas fee-paying students. These are offered in celebration of Queen Square’s rich history of welcoming students from across the world who have contributed much to our community and wider society. In 2021-22 we had students from over 50 countries enrolled. These scholarships are offered based on academic merit and are available for all our eligible postgraduate programmes (except for the MSc/Dip/Cert 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 Neuroscience: Neuromuscular Disease at graduate level
  • why you want to study Clinical Neuroscience: Neuromuscular Disease at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

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.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes (or one application for the Law LLM) in any application cycle.

Choose your programme

Please read the Application Guidance before proceeding with your application.

Year of entry: 2023-2024

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