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This is the first MRes in Stroke Medicine in the UK providing a comprehensive education and research training for the next generation of researchers and clinical providers of expert stroke care.

About this degree

Students on this programme will undertake modules in the clinical manifestations of stroke; treatment and service delivery; and epidemiology and prevention of stroke and statistical methods in health research. They also acquire substantial research skills and techniques whilst undertaking a project with leading researchers in the field.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of four core modules (60 credits), and a substantial research project (120 credits).

Compulsory modules

  • Clinical Manifestations of Stroke
  • Treatment (HASU and Service Delivery)
  • Epidemiology of Stroke
  • Research Methods and Introduction to Statistics

Optional modules

There are no optional modules for this programme.

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000 words.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops/practical sessions, journal clubs, presentations, supervisory meetings, journal clubs, presentations and posters. Taught modules are assessed by short-answer multiple choice question examinations and timed essays. The research project requires a written dissertation, oral and a poster presentation at the Queen Square Symposium or conference.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Funding

RCN Foundation bursary schemes - Scholarships, bursaries, learning and development opportunities available for Nurses, midwives and Health Care Assistants.

There is one MRes place available fully funded by the Stroke Association for the academic year 2018/2019. This will be awarded via open competition. Please contact  for further details.

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Careers

The portfolio of taught graduate programmes at UCL Institute of Neurology offers research-embedded clinical teaching to enhance and expand the career progression and opportunities of our students. All of our graduates have reported that their degree enhanced their careers. Many of our Master's graduates have gone on to further PhD-level study, or successfully applied to medical school. Clinicians who took time out to obtain an MSc have returned to training and scientists have progressed to obtain research assistant posts. Those already established in their career have been promoted.

Employability

Whatever your chosen career pathway, the Stroke Medicine MRes will enable you to advance your career to a higher specialised level or help you get more established in your career. As well as gaining cutting-edge knowledge in this specialised field, the extended research project will enable you to gain many transferable skills in conducting research in clinical and medical science and give you an up-to-date perspective on trends in the causality, diagnosis, management and innovative treatment of stroke.

Why study this degree at UCL?

UCL has a world-class reputation in stroke research and treatment and hosts the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) North Thames Stroke Research Network. Our service treats over 2,500 suspected strokes every year in our Hyperacute Stroke Unit (HASU). Areas of excellence include carotid disease, stroke recovery and neurorehabilitation, neuroimaging cerebral haemorrhage and small vessel disease.

We are a major endovascular centre at the forefront of stroke treatment with a highly developed multidisciplinary neuro-critical care pathway.

Whatever your anticipated career goals, this MRes will provide opportunities to carry out research with global experts in the field of stroke and network with world-renowned clinicians.

Department: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable for candidates with a background in medicine, nursing, psychology, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, biology, biomedical sciences, or related backgrounds. Applicants with a degree in another discipline but with relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Application deadlines

26 July 2019

For more information see our Applications page.

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What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  •    why you want to study Stroke Medicine at graduate level
  •    why you want to study Stroke Medicine at UCL
  •    what research experience you have
  •    which specific areas of research you would like to do a project in
  •    where you would like to go professionally with your degree
  •    what computer skills you have.

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to elaborate on your reasons for applying to this programme and how your interests match what the programme will deliver.


Visit the Stroke Medicine MRes page on the University College London website for more details!

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