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MSc / PGDip Clinical Neurology

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

Course description
Students will study at the world-renowned Queen Square, and will be taught by internationally recognised experts in the field. Students have the opportunity to interact freely with our neurologists, and undertake a specialist attachment during the second six months of their programme.

Students gain knowledge of the clinical features and scientific basis of the following neurological areas and disorders: nerve and muscle; epilepsy; pain; movement disorders and Parkinson’s disease; neuro-otology and neuro-ophthalmology; stroke; neuropsychiatry and cognition; infections of the nervous system; multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology; autonomic function and neuro-urology; neuro-oncology and ITU neurology.

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, we form the world-renowned Queen Square and promote the translation of research that is of direct clinical relevance to improved patient care and treatment.

Students are given the opportunity to experience the full range of activities of a world-famous specialist hospital.

Core modules

– Epilepsy, Pain, Tumours and Special Senses
– Motor Systems and Disease
– Higher Functions of the Brain
– Practical Neurology
– Theoretical Neurology

Optional modules
Students can choose one 15-credit module from the available options below:

– 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 MSc students undertake an independent research project, which takes the form of a scientific investigation and 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?
Students must have a medical degree and at least two years’ postgraduate experience, with an interest in pursuing a professional career in clinical neurology. The programme is designed both for international and UK students, and will suit those who are planning to undertake or have completed specialist training in clinical neurology or neurosurgery.

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 Neurology at the UCL Institute of Neurology
– what particularly attracts you to the programme
– in what way you think your academic and professional background might help you meet the demands of the programme
– how this qualification might help you in your future clinical career, bearing in mind that this course is not a direct entry route into Neurology training in the UK

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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