This well-established and highly competitive MSc provides students with specialist training in the basic scientific principles of modern neuroscience, and in the application of these principles to the understanding of a wide variety of neurological disorders. Students benefit from studying in an internationally renowned and research-intensive environment at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.
Participants gain knowledge of the clinical features and scientific basis of both common and unusual neurological disorders.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of five core modules (90 credits), either a library project or two optional modules (30 credits) and a research project (60 credits).
Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Clinical Neuroscience.
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.
- Basic neuroscience and investigation of Nervous system
- Paroxysmal disorders, Tumours and Special Senses of the Central Nervous System
- Research Methods: Critical Appraisal and Introduction to Statistics
- Motor Systems and Disease
- Higher Functions of the Brain
Students can choose to take two 15-credit options from the list below or the 30-credit Library Project
- Library Project
- Clinical Neuroscience of Dementia
- Skeletal Muscle and Associated Diseases
- Peripheral Nerves and Associated Diseases
- Clinical Manifestations of Stroke
- Treatment (HASU and Service Delivery)
- Advanced Genetic Technologies and their Clinical Applications
- Stroke: Risk factors, Pathophysiology and Imaging
All students undertake an independent research project, which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words.
Some students will have the opportunity to undertake clinical research projects.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through lectures both basic science and clinical. Lectures are supported by audio-visual aids and supplementary materials including handouts, reading lists and references to original papers. Assessment is through unseen and multiple-choice examination, essay, library project (if applicable), dissertation.
International Students will bear any costs incurred in acquiring certification equivalent to DBS (Police check) in their home country. These checks are necessary for any student who undertakes a clinical project.
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
This programme offers an established entry route into both PhD studies in the UK and internationally, and to medicine at both undergraduate and graduate level.
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)).
Students are given the opportunity to take an original research project in a world-renowned centre of excellence. Publications routinely result from the best MSc projects.
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)).
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Clinical Neuroscience 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.
Tuition fees (2021/22)
UK: £16,000 (FT) / £8,000 (PT)
Overseas: £31,200 (FT) / £15,600 (PT)
Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.
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