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So I'm starting nursing soon and was thinking about my future and how I don't just want nursing but further study, e.g clinical neuroscience. I was on the UCL website and was looking at the entry requirements for clinical neuroscience and it said :

"A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject (neuroscience or related biological science e.g. physiology, psychology, pharmacology, biochemistry; or a medical degree from a UK university)"

So my question - is it a medical degree?
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So I'm starting nursing soon and was thinking about my future and how I don't just want nursing but further study, e.g clinical neuroscience. I was on the UCL website and was looking at the entry requirements for clinical neuroscience and it said :

"A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject (neuroscience or related biological science e.g. physiology, psychology, pharmacology, biochemistry; or a medical degree from a UK university)"

So my question - is it a medical degree?
you'll have to specifically ask the university but it might not have enough biological content, why aren't you considering neuroscience for undergrad if thats your ultimate goal?
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So I'm starting nursing soon and was thinking about my future and how I don't just want nursing but further study, e.g clinical neuroscience. I was on the UCL website and was looking at the entry requirements for clinical neuroscience and it said :

"A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject (neuroscience or related biological science e.g. physiology, psychology, pharmacology, biochemistry; or a medical degree from a UK university)"

So my question - is it a medical degree?
As Claire said you have to ask UCL because it is ambiguous.
When people talk about medical degrees the assumption is Medicine. but considering they take related degrees, then there may be scope for a nursing degree. A phone call or email would suit you out.
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So I'm starting nursing soon and was thinking about my future and how I don't just want nursing but further study, e.g clinical neuroscience. I was on the UCL website and was looking at the entry requirements for clinical neuroscience and it said :

"A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject (neuroscience or related biological science e.g. physiology, psychology, pharmacology, biochemistry; or a medical degree from a UK university)"

So my question - is it a medical degree?



So having checked it reads as below and the answer is on the UCL page, but you failed to include it in your OP. the answer is NO. You should read the rest of the entry.

clairestelle


https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...uroscience-msc
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A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences, life sciences or related subject area, or a medical degree (MBBS), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with an appropriate professional qualification and relevant work experience may also apply.
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So having checked it reads as below and the answer is on the UCL page, but you failed to include it in your OP. the answer is NO. You should read the rest of the entry.

clairestelle


https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...uroscience-msc
Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences, life sciences or related subject area, or a medical degree (MBBS), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with an appropriate professional qualification and relevant work experience may also apply.
They changed that information!!!! I promise you that was not there before!!!!
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They changed that information!!!! I promise you that was not there before!!!!
(Original post by 999tigger)
So having checked it reads as below and the answer is on the UCL page, but you failed to include it in your OP. the answer is NO. You should read the rest of the entry.

clairestelle


https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...uroscience-msc
Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences, life sciences or related subject area, or a medical degree (MBBS), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with an appropriate professional qualification and relevant work experience may also apply.
And now I'm just realising you're on the wrong degree. I was on the clinical neuroscience one not the neuroscience!
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you'll have to specifically ask the university but it might not have enough biological content, why aren't you considering neuroscience for undergrad if thats your ultimate goal?
There's many reasons
-Sixth form was the worst 2 years of my life so I didn't reach my full potential with my grades
-What can you do with neuroscience after completing the degree?
-My parents won't agree with the course
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Hi. Apologies if you already know all this.
If you are interested in a neuroscience career you need to do a bit of research - there are many different fields and lots of routes depending on entry profession and interest, and it would be very easy to consider the wrong master. Also, remember that a masters doesn't guarantee you will be able to get a job in the field, you need the right underlying qualification and experience.
The Institute of Neuroscience (see links below) has lots of info on careers and entry routes. Checkout the FAQs as well.
From what I can see, neuroscience is primarily a research career and most of the masters assume you either have a medical scientist, psychologist or medical (doctor) background and want to get into research, or are using the MSC as a route into medicine (Neurologist). Most general neuroscience masters don't list nursing as an entry route - but as suggested above you can check with the uni.
However i have found some that do, including UCL - see link below. They tend to be specialist - epilepsy, spine, musvular etc, and are used to develop skills for existing career - so you would still be a nurse but with specialised skills in this field. (Unless you used the masters as entry to medicine or other clinical professions), You may be able to do these masters straight after qualifying as a nurse, but may be better to get experience and know who what field you are interested in first.
The final link is to a nursing times article saying that there is a shortage of neuroscience nurses

https://www.bna.org.uk/careers/
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...r-diseases-msc
https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/ed...021702.article

Best of luck
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-What can you do with neuroscience after completing the degree?...
Sorry to hear of your other problems :hugs:

Here are a few threads for your information. Please resist the temptation to bump them if they are from a long time ago.

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=1182654
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=2834221
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=3619777

I am a trainee neurologist, but I have not done a neurosciences degree. I did undergraduate medicine then specialised in neurology. Obviously doing a neurosciences degree will open the door to graduate entry medicine (much more competitive than undergraduate medicine), but once you are in medical school you don't have to do neurology! Feel free to ask if you have any further questions.
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They changed that information!!!! I promise you that was not there before!!!!
I see the difference now. Just contact them and they can clarify.
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Hi. Apologies if you already know all this.
If you are interested in a neuroscience career you need to do a bit of research - there are many different fields and lots of routes depending on entry profession and interest, and it would be very easy to consider the wrong master. Also, remember that a masters doesn't guarantee you will be able to get a job in the field, you need the right underlying qualification and experience.
The Institute of Neuroscience (see links below) has lots of info on careers and entry routes. Checkout the FAQs as well.
From what I can see, neuroscience is primarily a research career and most of the masters assume you either have a medical scientist, psychologist or medical (doctor) background and want to get into research, or are using the MSC as a route into medicine (Neurologist). Most general neuroscience masters don't list nursing as an entry route - but as suggested above you can check with the uni.
However i have found some that do, including UCL - see link below. They tend to be specialist - epilepsy, spine, musvular etc, and are used to develop skills for existing career - so you would still be a nurse but with specialised skills in this field. (Unless you used the masters as entry to medicine or other clinical professions), You may be able to do these masters straight after qualifying as a nurse, but may be better to get experience and know who what field you are interested in first.
The final link is to a nursing times article saying that there is a shortage of neuroscience nurses

https://www.bna.org.uk/careers/
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...r-diseases-msc
https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/ed...021702.article

Best of luck
Thank you so much!! I was actually looking at the UCL neuromuscular diseases MSC today and researched more about it. I think I'll definitely get experience to find out what I like before doing the masters.
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Sorry to hear of your other problems :hugs:

Here are a few threads for your information. Please resist the temptation to bump them if they are from a long time ago.

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=1182654
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=2834221
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=3619777

I am a trainee neurologist, but I have not done a neurosciences degree. I did undergraduate medicine then specialised in neurology. Obviously doing a neurosciences degree will open the door to graduate entry medicine (much more competitive than undergraduate medicine), but once you are in medical school you don't have to do neurology! Feel free to ask if you have any further questions.
Thank you for this!
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