Stroke Medicine MRes

London, Bloomsbury

This MRes in Stroke Medicine 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
Full-time
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£12,550
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£30,690
Duration
1 calendar year
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 31 Mar 2022

Applications open

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelors degree from a UK university 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 in 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 MRes 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 Stroke Medicine MRes 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 examinations of essay based assessments (dependant on the modules chosen). The research project requires 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

Full-time

You will undertake a substantial research project as well as one compulsory module in research methods, and three modules chosen from a list of available options, covering subject areas such as neuroimaging, pathophysiology, stroke rehabilitation, clinical manifestations of stroke, treatment, service delivery and epidemiology. 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.

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 MRes in Stroke Medicine.

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.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £12,550
Tuition fees (2022/23) £30,690

Programme also available on a modular (flexible) basis.

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 Stroke Academic Excellence Scholarship We are delighted to announce the availability of two partial fees only scholarships worth £4000 each for UK applicants to the UCL Clinical Neuroscience: Stroke Medicine MSc or Stroke Medicine MRes. We continue to see advances in our understanding of disease mechanisms and new treatment options for stroke. These prestigious new scholarships aim to support UK applicants who have a strong interest in contributing to stroke research. These will be competitively allocated based on academic merit and references and for students enrolling for academic year 2022/23.

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.

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.

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.

UCL is regulated by the Office for Students.

This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021