Clinical Neuroscience: Stroke MSc

London, Bloomsbury

The programme provides a comprehensive education and research training for the next generation of researchers and clinical providers of expert stroke care.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£16,500
£8,250
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£32,100
£16,050
Duration
1 calendar year
2 calendar years
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 31 Mar 2022

Applications closed

Notification

Application closes at 17:00 GMT.

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.

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 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.

Who this course is for

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.

What this course will give you

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.

The foundation of your career

Whatever your chosen career pathway, the programme will enable you to advance your career to a higher specialised level or help you get more established in your career. 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

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. 

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and workshops. Taught modules are assessed by exams and essays. The research project requires a written dissertation of 10,000 words.

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

Modules

Full-time

You will undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of six compulsory modules including the 60 credit research project (135 credits) and three optional modules (45 credits).

Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Clinical Neuroscience: Stroke.

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.

If you choose to undertake a research project that requires you to be present in a clinical setting, you will need to prove, as part of UCL occupational health checks, that you have been vaccinated against Covid-19. You will not be able to undertake a project that requires contact with patients in a clinical setting if you have not been vaccinated.

Part-time

You will undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of six compulsory modules including the 60 credit research project (135 credits) and three optional modules (45 credits).

Modules are completed over two years. Compulsory modules are completed in the first year of study and the Research Project in the second year. Students can choose to complete optional modules in Year 1 or Year 2.

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.

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

Placement

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

Accessibility

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

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Graduate Open Events: Applying for Graduate Study at UCL

The Applying to UCL for graduate study session took place in December 2021. The session, covered by our Graduate Admissions and Student Recruitment teams, provides helpful information about the process of applying for graduate study, as well as offering an insight into what we consider to be a competitive application.

Online - Open day

Graduate Open Events: Funding your studies

The Funding your studies session took place in December 2021. The session, covered by our Funding and Student Recruitment teams, provides information and guidance about the various scholarships and funding opportunities for graduate study at UCL.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time Part-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £16,500 £8,250
Tuition fees (2022/23) £32,100 £16,050

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 partial fees only scholarships worth £6000 each for overseas fee paying students. We would like to celebrate the rich history of the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology in welcoming students from across the globe who have contributed so much to the success of our Institute and programmes of study. In 2021/22 academic year we have students from 54 countries currently studying for a masters. The scholarship is offered on the basis of academic merit. The scholarships are only available to students who have applied to study one of the eligible degree programmes (all QSIoN programmes except MSc/Dip/Cert in Clinical Neurology). UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology BAME Scholarship The scholarship programme is to support students from BAME groups. Preference will be given to people from Black British – Caribbean and Asian British – Bangladeshi background, as they are currently under-represented at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. The scholarship is offered on the basis of academic merit. The scholarships are only available to students who have applied to study one of the eligible degree programmes (MSc Clinical Neuroscience, MSc Clinical Neuroscience: Stroke Medicine, MSc Clinical Neuroscience: Neuromuscular Disease, MSc Brain and Mind Sciences).

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

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.

Queen Square IoN International Excellence Scholarship

Deadline: 4 April 2022
Value: £6,000 towards tuition fees (1yr)
Criteria Based on academic merit
Eligibility: EU, Overseas

UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology BAME Scholarship

Deadline: 4 April 2022
Value: £4,000 towards fees (1 year)
Criteria Based on academic merit
Eligibility: UK

UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology Stroke Academic Excellence Scholarship

Deadline: 4 April 2022
Value: £4,000 towards fees (1 year)
Criteria Based on academic merit
Eligibility: UK

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: 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.

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

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