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MSc Clinical Neuroscience

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

Course description
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 Institute of Neurology.

Participants gain knowledge of the clinical features and scientific basis of both common and unusual neurological disorders including a study of: genetics of CNS disorders; brain metabolism, neurotransmitters and neurodegeneration; autoimmune disease and repair mechanisms; epilepsy; nociception and pain; motor control; basal ganglia/movement disorders; hearing, balance, vision and eye-movements; cognition and dementia.

Programme starts
September 2018

Why study this degree at UCL?
The mission of the UCL Institute of Neurology is to carry out high-quality research, teaching and training in basic and clinical neurosciences. Together with our associated hospital, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the institute promotes the translation of research that is of direct clinical relevance to improved patient care and treatment.

With its concentration of clinical and applied scientific activity the institute is a unique national resource for postgraduate training in neuroscience, and this MSc enhances the scientific skills of clinicians and provides non-clinical graduates with insight into clinical problems that will allow them to work alongside clinicians in clinical research projects.

Core modules

– Basic neuroscience and investigation of Nervous system
– Epilepsy, Pain, Tumours and Special Senses
– Research Methods: Critical Appraisal and Introduction to Statistics
– Motor Systems and Disease
– Higher Functions of the Brain

Optional modules
Students can choose to take two 15-credit options from the list below or the 30-credit Library Project:

– Library Project
– Clinical neuroscience of neurodegenerative diseases
– Skeletal Muscle and Associated Diseases
– Peripheral Nerves and Associated Diseases
– Clinical Manifestations of Stroke
– Treatment (HASU and Service Delivery)
– Neurorehabilitation

Dissertation/report
All students undertake an independent research project, which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 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.

Application fee: There is an application processing fee for this programme of £75 for online applications and £100 for paper applications. More details about the application fee can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.

Who can apply?
This MSc is suitable for clinical graduates with some experience in the neurosciences, and for non-clinical graduates with a degree in neuroscience or related subjects (psychology, biological sciences). The programme is aimed at those pursuing a professional career in neuroscience, and provides training for a future research career in basic and clinical neuroscience.

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 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.

Contact information
Matteo Fumagalli, Programme Administrator
matteo.fumagalli@ucl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 344 84109

Dr Caroline Selai, Programme Co-Director
c.selai@ucl.ac.uk

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