Dementia - Causes, Treatments and Research (Mental Health) programme offered at the University College London (UCL) 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 mental health and in neuroscience, are offered.
The mental health pathway focuses on equipping students with advanced knowledge of the prevention, detection and management of the dementias using epidemiological, psychosocial and clinical trial approaches, and is aimed at graduates wishing to explore or begin a research career in dementia.
Previous Dementia MSc-level graduates of the Division have had a strong track record of publishing papers based on their dementia research projects in peer reviewed journals, and have secured PhD scholarships (both at national and international level); academic/research posts undertaking research in dementia; or further training in clinical psychology. For clinicians, the course allows them to participate fully in collaborative studies and begin their research career as independent investigators in dementia research.
This unique and exciting programme will equip graduates with advanced knowledge of the prevention and treatment of dementia, and strong practical research skills in order to undertake doctoral research in the field.
They will acquire in-depth understanding of the current status and direction of research for the treatment and care of people with dementia and their families, providing them with a strong foundation for doctoral studies, and applications for nationally funded fellowships and national and international PhD scholarships.
They will complete original research in their specific field of interest, learning about dementia research directly from experts working in clinical and research areas in dementia.
- Current Research in Dementia
- Advanced Treatment and Management of Dementia
- Core Principles of Mental Health Research
- Clinical Neuroscience of Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Clinical Mental Health
- Statistical Methods in Mental Health
- Practical Neuroscience of Dementia
- Higher Functions of the Brain
- Epidemiological and Social Methods in Mental Health
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.
DisciplinesPsychology Neuroscience Clinical Psychology View 157 other Masters in Neuroscience in United Kingdom
- A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a relevant subject such as psychology, related scientific or social scientific disciplines, medicine, biomedical or biological sciences.
- Applicants from other disciplines with considerable relevant work experience of dementia will be considered on an individual basis.
- Applicants with a degree in nursing, occupational health or social work with relevant work experience and an interest in dementia can also apply.
International32100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32100 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK/EU: £6,450
- Overseas: £16,050
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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