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Dementia: Causes, Treatments and Research (Neuroscience) MSc

Dementia: Causes, Treatments and Research (Neuroscience) MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Neuroscience / Neurobiology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The new Dementia MSc is offered jointly by the UCL Institute of Neurology and the Division of Psychiatry and tackles one of the biggest global health problems facing society today. It provides research-oriented and cutting-edge training in the study of dementia and its scientific basis, led by international leaders in the science and practice of dementia. Two specialised pathways, in neuroscience and in mental health, are offered. The neuroscience pathway brings the latest bench-top research findings to the bedside, develops and integrates basic and clinical neuroscience skills, and equips students for future careers in the clinical practice or basic neuroscience of dementia. This programme is unique in linking neuroscientific foundations with specialist clinical skills and knowledge in dementia.

The programme integrates the expertise of UCL Institute of Neurology with affiliated departments at the forefront of the global mission to defeat dementia, and is taught by international leaders working closely together to link bench and bedside as part of UCL's Dementia Strategy. The programme builds on UCL's global perspective, targeting students in developing as well as developed countries to drive future training opportunities. The programme emphasises active student participation and enquiry, develops practical skills, and offers unparalleled exposure to laboratories and patients. For scientists and psychologists, the programme can lead to future placements in clinically oriented research environments or clinical training. For clinicians, this is an excellent opportunity to gain a higher qualification at a world-leading centre of excellence in neurodegeneration research, which could be tailored to a variety of future roles in clinical, research and management fields. Many students will go on to pursue PhDs and research careers in the fields of dementia and neurodegeneration.

Different course options

Full time | UCL (University College London) | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Clinical Neuroscience of Neurodegenerative Diseases - Core
Higher Functions of the Brain - Core
Current Research in Dementia - Core
Neurobiology of Degeneration and Repair - Core
Research Methods and Introduction to Statistics - Core
Practical Neuroscience of Dementia - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,860

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£27,040

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a degree in medicine or a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university of an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in psychology, biological sciences, biology, neuroscience, biomedical sciences, anatomy and physiology. Graduates from other scientific disciplines will be considered on an individual basis.