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This MSc provides specialised training in the basic scientific principles of modern neuroscience and in the application of these principles to the understanding of a wide variety of neurological disorders. Neuroscience includes any or all of the sciences dealing with the structure and function of the nervous system and brain. What and how will I learn? Participants gain knowledge of the clinical features and scientific basis of the following: Genetics of CNS disorders Brain Metabolism, Neurotransmitters and Neurodegeneration Autoimmune Disease and Repair Mechanisms Peripheral Nerve and Muscle Epilepsy Nociception and Pain Motor Control Basal Gangliamovement Disorders Hearing, Balance, Vision and Eye-movements Stroke and Head Injury Cognition and Dementia. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of six core courses (90 credits), a library project (30 credits) and a research project (60 credits). Core Modules Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Diseases of the Nervous System: Epilepsy, Pain, Tumours & Infection Peripheral Nerve, Muscle and Special Senses Motor Systems and Disease Higher Functions of the Brain Research Methods: Critical Appraisal & Introduction to Statistics Dissertationreport All students undertake a library project which is assessed by a 5,000 word essay, and an independent research project, which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words. Options All courses are compulsory. Further details available on subject website: http:www.ion.ucl.ac.ukeducationcoursesmscneuroscience The programme is delivered through basic and clinical lectures, seminars and practical and interactive workshops. Lectures are supported by audio-visual aids and supplementary materials including hand-outs, reading-lists and references to original papers. Assessment is through unseen and multiple-choice examination, essay, continuous assessment, library project, dissertation and oral examination. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The mission of the 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, the institute promotes the translation of research that is of direct clinical relevance into improved patient care and treatment. With its concentration of clinical and applied scientific activity the institute is a unique national resource for postgraduate training in neuroscience, and this MSc enhances the scientific skills of clinicians and provides non-clinical graduates with insight into clinical problems that will allow them to work alongside clinicians in clinical research projects. Your future career First destinations of recent graduates include: University Clinical Centre Maribor: Neurology Registrar St Helier Hospital: Labotomist Health Partners Alzheimers Research Centre: Volunteer Research Assistant Northampton General Hospital: Foundation Yr 2 Doctor University College Hospital in Nigeria: Consultant Ophthalmologist UCL: Technician Norwich NHS: Specialist Registrar St George's Hospital: Consultant Entry Requirements A first or second-class UK Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. How to apply The closing date for applications is 31 July for the year of entry. 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. Who can apply? This MSc is suitable for clinical graduates with some experience in the neurosciences, and for non-clinical graduates with a degree in neuroscience or related subjects. The programme is aimed at those pursuing a professional career in neuroscience, and provides training for a future research career in basic and clinical neuroscience. Funding Funding
This MSc provides specialised training in the basic scientific principles of modern neuroscience and in the application of these principles to the understanding of a wide variety of neurological disorders. Neuroscience includes any or all of the sciences dealing with the structure and function of the nervous system and brain. What and how will I learn? Participants gain knowledge of the clinical features and scientific basis of the following: Genetics of CNS disorders Brain Metabolism, Neu...