A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant scientific or medical discipline, for example, medicine, biological or biomedical sciences (such as neuroscience, pharmacy, anatomy and physiology), nursing and physiotherapy, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with degrees in other disciplines and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard.
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Months of entry
This specialised postgraduate degree provides expert knowledge in all aspects of neuromuscular diseases and is aimed at professionals wishing to pursue a research career. Students undertake an extended research project in the areas of the pathomechanisms of disease and developing new treatment strategies in the field.
The UCL Institute of Neurology has a world-class reputation in the treatment and management of patients with a wide range of neuromuscular diseases. Our specialised peripheral nerve and muscle clinics are run by leading clinical experts in the field.
Students will have a unique opportunity to attend clinics and presentations, and learn about the clinical management of a wide variety of neuromuscular diseases.
Students will also acquire specialised expertise in research into neuromuscular disease by conducting cutting-edge clinical and basic science research. We aim to educate the future generation of experts in the area of neuromuscular disease.
Full-time: 1 year; Flexible: up to 5 years;
Fees and funding
Fee UK/EU Full-time: GBP10,430; Overseas Full-time: GBP25,490;
Qualification and course duration
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, practical sessions, journal clubs, presentations, meetings with supervisor, both oral and poster presentation. Assessment of the taught modules will be a mixture of short-answer multiple choice question examinations and timed essays. The research project will be assessed by a written dissertation, oral and a presentation.
Course contact details
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