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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

25-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Neurology Surgery

Course type

Research

Course Summary

You will receive a world-class education, personally delivered by leading specialists in their respective fields. Our hands-on skills training, cutting-edge facilities and unparalleled research opportunities are just some examples of what you can expect with us. We understand the competitive and constantly evolving neurosurgical landscape and adapt to it by creating relevant material with modern resources that will give you a competitive edge in this race. We will endeavour to provide you with expert advice and mentoring on topics such as research, careers, and tips on striving for excellence.

About this degree

This Master’s of Neurosurgery by Research (MRes) is a one-year postgraduate research degree with a one-third taught component (60 of 180 credits) and two-thirds research component (120 of 180 credits), that aims to provide you with the ground knowledge and skills, that allow you to undertake meaningful novel research and participate in advancing the field. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MRes in Neurosurgery.

Who this course is for

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB or equivalent e.g. MBBS, MBBCh etc)
Or individuals with non-medical clinical backgrounds (e.g. registered nurses and physician associates, physiotherapists, particularly those with a subspecialist interest or pursuing a career in neurosurgery) require a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor of Science degree (BSc or equivalent) from an accredited UK university in an appropriate scientific discipline (e.g. nursing, neuroscience, cognitive science, biological and biomedical science, anatomy, physiology, psychology, etc) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
Preference will be given to applicants who have both core knowledge of direct relevance to the MRes programme and relevant expertise and skills in clinical research.

What this course will give you

You will be immersed in a truly stimulating and supportive environment, which houses a diverse arsenal of internationally recognised institutions that are intimately connected with neurosurgery.

We aim to prepare our students for the rigour of a career in neurosurgery (and affiliated specialties) by imparting useful everyday neurosurgical knowledge and enabling you to develop both your clinical and surgical skills. This will help you safely and comfortably navigate this complex, high-risk, specialty. We also hope to equip you with the research skills that allow you to produce and practice evidence-based neurosurgery and become critical appraisers of your own and others’ work.

Teaching and learning

The three core modules are primarily assessed through oral and practical OSCE-style stations, in addition to a short reflective report (750 words), and a written statistics exam with a short critical appraisal assignment. Each student-selected optional module will be assessed as per its parent department (assessments may range from essays to unseen written or practical exams, depending on your choice of module).
The research project (120 credits) will comprise a 5000 word literature review (15%), a 10-minute presentation (20%) and a 10,000 word dissertation (65%).

Employability

It is our ambition that our students will become future leaders, academic neurosurgeons or specialist nurses, in clinical and research neurosurgical fields such as hydrocephalus, traumatic brain injury and pituitary surgery

Modules

Neurosurgery research project - Core
Practical NeuroSurgery (PNS) skills - Core
Clinical NeuroSurgery (CNS) topics - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

12,550

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

31,040

Entry requirements

A recognised medical qualification such as a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB or equivalent e.g. MBBS, MBBCh etc). Applicants with non-medical clinical backgrounds (e.g. registered nurses and physician associates, physiotherapists, particularly those with a subspecialist interest or pursuing a career in neurosurgery) require a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor of Science degree (BSc or equivalent) from an accredited UK university in an appropriate scientific discipline (e.g. nursing, neuroscience, cognitive science, biological and biomedical science, anatomy, physiology, psychology, etc) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

University information

University College London (UCL) is one of the largest and most highly ranked higher education institutions in the world, conducting leading research across a wide range of subject areas. Throughout its long and prestigious history, it has inspired and educated countless minds and produced 30 Nobel prize recipients. With one campus located in the heart of Bloomsbury, and a second campus in vibrant east London the university is home to around...more

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