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MRes Translational Neurology

University College London
London, England, UK
Courses in UKCourses in England1 year full-time

Course description
This programme will provide a world-class education for advanced training in translational research, from preclinical discovery through to first-time-in-man studies in human and clinical trials in healthy volunteers and patients across neurology and neurodegeneration.

The programme combines theoretical and practical teaching on both the breadth of, and complexity in conducting clinical research. Topics include clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, research governance, statistics and the fundamental principle for using the correct enabling technologies within the context of medical research and drug development.

Programme starts
September 2018

Why study this degree at UCL?
The programme is delivered by the UCL Institute of Neurology, a specialist postgraduate institute and a worldwide centre of excellence in clinical research across neurological diseases, including movement disorders (e.g. Parkinson’s disease), multiple sclerosis, neuro-inflammation, epilepsy, stroke, cognitive dysfunction, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Students will be taught by experts in the field and have the opportunity to network with internationally recognised opinion leaders in neurology and neurodegeneration.

By the end of the programme students will gain a thorough understanding of the challenges involved in setting up research projects, and learn how to design, implement, analyse and report clinical studies. Undertaking an extended piece of primary research in a clinical trials setting alongside internationally recognised researchers is particularly attractive to students wishing to pursue doctoral or clinical research. The focus on translational neurology, from within the specialist research setting of the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre, is also of note.

Core modules

– Research Integrity & Governance (15 credits)
– Experimental Neurology (30 credits)
– Research Methods, including Critical Appraisal, and Introduction to Statistics (15 credits)
– Translational Neurology MRes Research Project (120 credits)

Optional modules
There are no optional modules for this programme.

Dissertation/report
All students undertake a research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000 words.

For more information on course content please visit the programme website.

How to apply
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.

Who can apply?
We welcome applications from prospective students who meet our entry requirements, biology-related graduates and/or professionals working in the field of clinical trials.

Application deadline
27 July 2018

For more information see our Applications page.

What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:

– why you want to study Translational Neurology at graduate level
– why you want to study Translational Neurology at UCL
– what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
– how your personal, 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. Applicants who have a portfolio are strongly recommended to submit it when they apply.

Contact information
Mr Daniel Cotfas
daniel.cotfas@ucl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 3448 4460

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