Taught course

Applied and Regenerative Neuroscience

UCL - University College London · Institute of Ophthalmology

Entry requirements

A medical degree or a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, biomedical science, psychology or a related science discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with a degree in another area, or experience in life sciences or pharmacology 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: Good. Further information can be found on our English language requirements http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

Neuroscientists at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology are discovering new ways to treat vision disorders using regenerative therapy with stem cells and genes. In this MSc they will teach the complete translation process by which scientific discoveries become clinical applications that enhance vision. Knowledge gained will qualify students for careers in biomedical disciplines such as pharma (drug companies) or research in neuroscience and beyond.

UCL is the largest centre for biomedical research in the UK, and the Faculty of Brain Sciences contains the UK\'s largest concentration of neuroscientists. The UCL Institute of Ophthalmology is an international leader in translational research, with a broad range of innovative therapies being developed.

The eye offers a unique site for therapies, particularly in neuroscience. Approaches to repair defective vision include and major advances in these fields have been made by academics.

The programme will include input from other departments and there will be many opportunities for networking with specialists teaching on the programme.

1 year;

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and student group presentations. Assessment is through a mixture of unseen examinations, coursework (essays, bioinformatic tasks, practicals), a major dissertation, and oral presentations.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214