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Clinical Neuroscience MSc

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The aim of our Clinical Neuroscience MSc course is to give you a unique understanding of the principles underlying the clinical presentation and investigation of diseases affecting the brain. We place particular emphasis on the translation from basic science to clinical practice. Our course is suitable for students interested in neuroscience and its applications to neurological or psychiatric diseases

 


Key benefits

  • Provides a deep and detailed understanding of brain diseases and their underlying biology.
  • Emphasis on the translation from basic science to clinical practice.
  • Designed to introduce the basic scientific concepts which underlie clinical symptoms, signs and practice.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration One year FT, September to August.

Study mode Full-time

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Course intake 30 FT expected.

Course leaders Dr Gerald Finnerty

Further details

Course contact for further information

clinicalneurosciencemsc@kcl.ac.uk  

t: +44 (0)20 7848 5438.

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Department Basic & Clinical Neuroscience Department of Neuroscience Neuroscience

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Course detail

Description

Our Clinical Neuroscience course enables scientists, trainees in neurology, psychiatry and related health-care disciplines to study the anatomical, physiological and pathological basis of symptoms and signs of brain disorders. It will provide you with in-depth knowledge and skills related to specialist research and clinical practice, systematically integrating advances in genetics, molecular neuroscience, electrophysiology and neuroimaging. You will have the opportunity to work independently within a multidisciplinary environment and at an advanced level to develop and sustain evidence-based practice, appraise and conduct clinical or preclinical research.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment

Course format and assessment

Format

You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and tutorials.

The Anatomical Basis of Neurological Disease

Lectures (26 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (18 hours) | Self-study time (228 hours)

Neurology in Clinical Practice

Lectures (22 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (18 hours)  | Self-study time (228 hours)

The Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience

Lectures (25 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (10 hours)  | Self-study time (228 hours)

Research Methods in Clinical Neuroscience

Lectures (12 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (50 hours)  | Self-study time (228 hours)

Dissertation

Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning ( varies hours) | Self-study time (varies hours) Total  (600 hours)

 

Course Assessment

The primary methods of assessment for this course are written examinations and coursework.  The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.

Extra information

Regulating body
King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.

 

Other related courses:

Affective Disorders MSc

Early Intervention in Psychosis MSc

Structure

Year 1

Required Modules
    Students on this course are required to take:
  • The Anatomical Basis of Neurological Disease (30 credits)

  • The Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience (30 credits)

  • Neurology in Clinical Practice (30 credits)

  • Research Methods in Clinical Neuroscience (30 credits)

  • Dissertation (60 credits)

 

Optional Modules

There are no optional modules for this course.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Entry requirements & how to apply

Clinical Neuroscience Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements 2:1

2:1 or higher in medical science or a biological subject with a neurobiological component. Medical students can intercalate the course after completing three years of medical studies.

In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.

International requirements   Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.
English Language requirements Band D Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements. 

 

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £70 applies.

Applications are normally processed within two weeks of receiving references. All applicants are welcome to visit the department by arrangement.

Personal statement and supporting information

You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

Document checklist
Personal Statement Yes

A personal statement is required. This can be entered directly into the online application form (maximum 4,000 characters) or uploaded as an attachment to the online application form (maximum 2 pages). Please detail your previous relevant experience, reasons for applying and career aims.

Previous Academic Study Yes A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. If you have already completed your degree, copies of your official degree certificate will also be required. Applicants with academic documents issued in a language other than English, will need to submit both the original and official translation of their documents.
References Yes Two references are required with at least one academic. Professional references will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
Other Optional You may also wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application.

Application closing date

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Our first application deadline is the 26th March 2021. After this date, the programme will remain open only if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full.
For programmes that remain open beyond this date, the final application deadlines for the following fee statuses are listed below:

  • EU or overseas (international) fee status: 30th July 2021
  • Home fee status: 27th August 2021

Please note, you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline in March, and we are unable to process more offers as places are filled before the final application deadlines above.

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

  • Full time Home fees: £13,380 per year (2021/22)
  • Full time overseas fees: £31,350 per year (2021/22)
  • Part time Home fees: N/A
  • Part time overseas fees: N/A

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March, payment is due by 30th April 2021.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April and 30th June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July and 31st July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from late August onwards, payment is due within 2 days of receiving the offer. 

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • DBS checks
  • clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • library fees and fines
  • personal photocopies
  • printing course handouts
  • society membership fees
  • stationery
  • graduation costs
  • travel costs for travel around London, between campuses and to your optional clinical observership.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

Our graduates pursue clinical and non-clinical academic careers in neurology, psychiatry and allied health care professions. Many of our students also go on to study PhDs

 

Career destinations

Our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of organisations including: 

  • St Andrew's Healthcare 

  • University of Sumatera Utara 

  • Covance 

  • Queen's Hosptial 

  • University College Hospital - NHS

  • North West London - NHS 

  • Royal Free Hospital 

  • The Alzheimer's Society 

Testimonials

Blue box with King's College London rankings. Starting with, 7th in the UK for research quality. Followed by, 6th in the UK for research power. Concluding with, 4th among multi-faculty universities for research Impact. The source is research excellence framework 2014

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