12 months
31040 GBP/year
12550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


With this Neurosurgery course at University College London (UCL) you will receive a world-class education, personally delivered by leading specialists in their respective fields. UCL understands the competitive and constantly evolving neurosurgical landscape and adapts to it by creating relevant material with modern resources that will give you a competitive edge in this race.


What this course will give you

You will be immersed in a truly stimulating and supportive environment, which houses a diverse arsenal of internationally recognised institutions that are intimately connected with neurosurgery.

We aim to prepare our students for the rigour of a career in neurosurgery (and affiliated specialties) by imparting useful everyday neurosurgical knowledge and enabling you to develop both your clinical and surgical skills.

This will help you safely and comfortably navigate this complex, high-risk, specialty. We also hope to equip you with the research skills that allow you to produce and practice evidence-based neurosurgery and become critical appraisers of your own and others’ work. 


It is our ambition that our Neurosurgery students at University College London (UCL) will become future leaders, academic neurosurgeons or specialist nurses, in clinical and research neurosurgical fields such as hydrocephalus, traumatic brain injury and pituitary surgery

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods and Introduction to Statistics
  • Clinical NeuroSurgery (CNS) topics
  • Practical NeuroSurgery (PNS) skills
  • Higher Functions of the Brain
  • Paroxysmal Disorders, Tumours and Special Senses of the Central Nervous System
  • Motoneurons, Neuromuscular Junctions and Associated Disease
  • Advanced Genetic Technologies and their Clinical Applications
  • Peripheral Nerves and Associated Diseases
  • Stroke: Risk factors, Pathophysiology and Imaging
  • Clinical Manifestations of Stroke
  • Surgical Skills
  • Robotics Surgical Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • 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's full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recognised medical qualification such as a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB or equivalent e.g. MBBS, MBBCh etc).
  • Applicants with non-medical clinical backgrounds (e.g. registered nurses and physician associates, physiotherapists, particularly those with a subspecialist interest or pursuing a career in neurosurgery) require a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor of Science degree (BSc or equivalent) from an accredited UK university in an appropriate scientific discipline (e.g. nursing, neuroscience, cognitive science, biological and biomedical science, anatomy, physiology, psychology, etc) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have both core knowledge of direct relevance to the MRes programme and relevant expertise and skills in clinical research.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31040 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12550 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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