A medical degree (MBBS) or a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in life or biomedical sciences (for example, neuroscience, pharmacology or chemistry) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
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 programme will provide you with a world-class education for advanced training in translational research, from preclinical discovery through to first-time-in-human studies. We conduct clinical trials in healthy volunteers and patient across Neurology and Neurodegeneration.
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.
Topics will include:
- Clinical pharmacology
- Research governance
- Medical statistics
- Fundamental principles for using the correct use of enabling technologies within the context of medical research and drug development (e.g. genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, clinical study designs, biomarkers, imaging, electrophysiology, etc.).
Students will be taught by experts in the field and have the opportunity to network with internationally recognised opinion leaders in neurology and neurodegeneration.
A list of researchers you can work with is available on the departmental website at: ucl.ac.uk/ion/research/centres/leonard-wolfson-experimental-neurology-centre.
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.
Fees and funding
Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.
Qualification and course duration
The programme will combine lectures, workshops and tutorials. Practicals will focus on the role of surrogate markers and emerging technologies in drug development e.g. preclinical discovery, first-time-in-man studies, and early phase clinical trials in healthy volunteers and patients. Assessment is through short answer unseen examinations, coursework and presentations..
Course contact details
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