UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Neuromuscular Disease

This Master's degree is designed for medical professionals and scientists wishing to specialise in neuromuscular diseases. The programme provides a comprehensive education in all aspects of neuromuscular disease ranging from anatomy and physiology of the neuromuscular system to genetic advances and research, as well as clinical aspects of treatments and identification of neuromuscular diseases.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant scientific or medical discipline, for example, medicine, biological or biomedical sciences (such as neuroscience, pharmacy, anatomy and physiology), nursing and physiotherapy, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with degrees in other disciplines and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

Core modules: cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease; motoneurons, neuromuscular junctions and associated diseases; peripheral nerves and associated diseases; research methods and critical appraisal; skeletal muscle and associated diseases. Options: advanced genetic technologies and clinical applications; paediatric musculoskeletal physiotherapy; paediatric neurodevelopmental physiotherapy.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, practical sessions, journal clubs, presentations, supervisory meetings and poster presentations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time GBP 10,130 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 10,130 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 24,400 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 10,130 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 10,130 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Variable - 5 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Variable - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Variable - 5 years

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