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Neurology, MPhil/PhD

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, together with the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, form the renowned national and international research and clinical centre known simply as 'Queen Square'. 

The Neurology programme is offered by University College London (UCL).

The institute is also a key member of the UCL neuroscience community which is currently ranked second in the world, and first in Europe for neuroscience research (Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators). 

This means that you will be studying at a world-leading institution, with access to some of the best minds working in the field today, with established opportunities for progression from Master's to PhD study, and on to careers in neuroscience and neurology research and clinical practice.

Careers

Students at the institute go on to further study at doctoral level, begin medical studies, start careers in basic science, combine study with paid research or clinical fellowships, and continue their medical careers through core and speciality training.

Employability

Students at the UCL Institute of Neurology are ideally placed to exploit the opportunities for career progression which arise from studying in a well-funded national and international centre of excellence. 

Doctoral students go on to become early career researchers. Clinicians combine research fellowships with PhD studies and enter core or specialty training in the London, or other Deaneries on completion. It is the possibility of transition from postgraduate student to early career researcher or specialist neurologist which makes studying at Queen Square so attractive.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas

Research is focused within the following eight departments:

  • Brain Repair & Rehabilitation 
  • Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy 
  • Imaging Neuroscience 
  • Clinical and Movement Neurosciences 
  • Neurodegenerative Disease 
  • Neuroinflammation 
  • Neuromuscular Diseases 
  • UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    62

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A first or an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or a recognised taught Master’s degree, is required. In some areas of clinical research, General Medical Council (GMC) registration may also be required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Overseas: £12,960 (PT)

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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