The Dementia - Causes, Treatments and Research (Neuroscience) programme offered at the University College London 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. A Mental Health pathway is also available.
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 have gone on to pursue PhDs and research careers in the fields of dementia and neurodegeneration.
This unique programme will equip graduates with in-depth knowledge of dementia diseases and their treatments; strong, practical research skills that could facilitate doctoral or postdoctoral research in the field; and transferable scientific communication skills. Students will harness the expertise of scientists and clinicians who are currently setting the neuroscience research agenda in dementia internationally.
This experience could support further doctoral studies and applications for nationally funded fellowships.
For clinicians, the programme will provide research perspectives and practical skills that could inform subspecialty practice in dementia. We aim to train the next generation of neuroscientific and clinical leaders in dementia.
- Clinical Neuroscience of Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Current Research in Dementia
- Neurobiology of Degeneration and Repair
- Higher Functions of the Brain
- Research Methods and Introduction to Statistics
- Practical Neuroscience of Dementia
- Advanced Treatment and Management of Dementia
- Practical Statistics for Mental Health Research
- Neuroscience of Mental Health
- Quality Improvement in Health Care
- Basic Neuroscience and Investigation of Nervous System
- 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 829 other Masters in Psychology in United Kingdom
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- 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.
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
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