Course Structure

This is a 12 month, full-time course consisting of four taught module components worth 30 credits each undertaken during the autumn and spring terms. Additionally either a research project (Route A) or a Clinical Neurology Experiential Learning Module - CNELM (Route B) worth 60 credits is completed in the summer term. The taught component of the MSc is delivered through lectures, tutorial and student-led group work. Each of the 30 credit modules is assessed using a formal examination (15 credits) and on-going assessments during the module (15 credits), including essays, and oral presentations.

In the third semester students select one of three 60 credit options:

Route A:

A research project  (which can be with or without patient contact)

The research project is assessed from the written dissertation and research presentation. Research projects involving patient contact will require the student to complete a DBS check and apply for a research passport/honorary contract approved by the local NHS trust involved in the sponsorship of the research.


Route B:

Clinical Neurology Experiential Learning Module (CNELM). [open to qualified medics only]
The CNELM is assessed by means of a portfolio (30 credits) and a 6000 word dissertation (30 credits) on an aspect of the sub-specialty chosen for the module. The portfolio will contain a reflective log, anonymised details of cases seen and work based assessments. Students will be expected to have covered a core sub-specialty spread of cases.

Course structure