MSc Dementia: Causes, Treatments and Research (Neuroscience)

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    MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course Description

The Dementia: Causes, Treatments and Research (Neuroscience) MSc, offered by the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, 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, delivered by international leaders in the science and practice of dementia.

The programme 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.

Entry Requirements

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.

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Programme Funding

UCL offers a range of financial awards aimed at assisting both prospective and current students with their studies.

Student Destinations

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. This experience could support further doctoral studies and applications for fellowships. .


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.

Module Details

Compulsory modules

  • Research Project: MSc Dementia (Neuroscience)
  • Current Research in Dementia
  • Higher Functions of the Brain
  • Research Methods and Introduction to Statistics
  • Clinical Neuroscience of Dementia
  • Practical Neuroscience of Dementia

Optional modules

  • Clinical Module 2: Neurology & Neuroimaging I – Stroke, Inflammation & Infection
  • Physical Science Module 3: Advanced Neuroimaging Techniques
  • Physical Sciences Module 2 – Neuroimaging Modalities
  • Clinical Module 4: Neurology & Neuroimaging III – Neurodegeneration, Demyelination & Neuromuscular Disease
  • Motor Systems and Disease
  • Basic Neuroscience
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Neurobiology of Degeneration and Repair
  • Advances in Neurogenetics
  • Neuroscience of Mental Health
  • Practical Statistics for Mental Health Research
  • Advanced Treatment and Management of Dementia

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