GP2 Under-represented Populations Master's Program - MSc Clinical Neurology at UCL

We are inviting doctors based in Africa, Asia and Latin America to apply for funding to pursue a master’s by distance learning in Clinical Neurology at University College London (UCL). This ‘hybrid’ model distance learning program is flexible and can be completed over three years, with some face to face research and clinical components at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London.

The prospective student must enroll onto the program in the September 2022 intake.

More information about the MSc Clinical Neurology (by distance learning) program such as modules, research projects and assessments can be found here.


The Global Parkinson’s Genetics Program (GP2) is an ambitious project supported by the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative and executed in partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease Research.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following person specification.

  • A first degree in Medicine such as MD, MBBS or qualification of an equivalent standard.
  • Hold registration with the UK General Medical Council (GMC), or be fully registered in their home country.
  • Have some experience undertaking research projects.
  • Have co-authored a publication in the area of clinical neurology or neuroscience.
  • Explicitly state that they have acquired basic research skills through an internship, elective placement or similar.
  • Submit a written brief research proposal to be reviewed for their application.
  • Have a clear interest in conducting master’s research project aligning with GP2 goals.
  • Have a clear interest in developing understanding of neurodegenerative disease genetics.
  • Be computer literate and understand the principles of data management and analysis.
  • Be committed to collaborative work; locally and globally.
  • Have good written and oral communication (sufficient to present work and write thesis).

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. The English language level for this program is: Standard.

Standard level: Overall mark of 65% with at least 60% in each of the four elements of the examination. Equivalent to 6.5 in IELTS Academic Version.

The evidence of English language proficiency can be demonstrated from an examination taken within 2 years prior to applying for this program. An offer could also be made conditional on achieving the English language requirements prior to the commencement of the program.

Further information can be found here.

Funding Notes

We will support the costs of the overseas tuition fees for the MSc Clinical Neurology (by distance learning) program starting in September 2022. The award will cover:

  • University fees which are directly related to the master’s program (i.e. tuition and application processing fees).

Selected candidates will conduct research that align with GP2 goals while doing the master’s. As a result, selected candidates must generate a manuscript submitted to a preprint server (such as medRxiv, bioRxiv) by the end of the funded program.

Application Information

Deadline: June 15, 2022

To apply, please register and complete the online application form within The Michael J. Fox Foundation grants portal. If you have never submitted an application through the portal and would like assistance, refer to the registration guide.

To be considered for funding for this GP2 Master’s program, you must reside in Africa, Asia or Latin America.