UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Dementia (Causes, Treatments and Research in Neuroscience)

The course 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.

Entry requirements

A degree in medicine or a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours 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.

Course modules

Core modules: clinical neuroscience of neurodegenerative diseases; current research in dementia; neurobiology of degeneration and repair; higher functions of the brain; research methods and critical appraisal; practical neuroscience of dementia. Options: advanced neuroimaging; advanced treatment and management of dementia; statistical methods in mental health; introduction to biological research in mental health; quality improvement in health care.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, journal clubs, workshops, masterclasses and patient-based teaching sessions supplemented by self-directed learning. Assessment is through ongoing formative assessments, for example interactive discussions and timetabled summative assessments (including short-answer and multiple-choice unseen examinations), essays, posters, oral presentations, and a research project and a final report in the format of a journal paper.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time GBP 23,020 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time GBP 11,460 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Variable - 5 years

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