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As a PhD student in Neurology, your research can range from basic clinical research to neurological disorders. You might be researching on different, but related aspects of the functions of the nervous system.

What’s it like to study a PhD in Neurology?

Neurology deals with all the aspects of the structure and function of the nervous system and you can choose to carry out your research in one of the many specialised fields of study like cognitive neurology or computational neurology.

Some popular Neurology research topics are:

  • Neuroimaging
  • Brain repair and rehabilitation
  • Clinical and experimental epilepsy
  • Neurodegenerative disease
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Dementia

You can be sure that your research will be supported by cutting edge technology which will allow you to work at leading neurology departments and institutes once you graduate.

A PhD in Neurology can be 3-4 years long during which time you’ll be required to produce a piece of unique research in the form of a final thesis. You will also have to sit for an oral viva examination during which you’ll defend your research.

In the UK, you’ll usually find that PhDs in Neurology are advertised with a research aim attached. This is the case for most STEM subjects. You can, in some cases, also propose your own research project but we highly recommend that you speak with a potential supervisor about the scope of your research before you make a formal application.

You might also be asked to enrol into an MPhil to begin with. You can upgrade to a PhD after your first year if your work meets certain standards. Whether you are eligible to upgrade to a PhD will be decided by your supervisor.

Some PhDs in Neurology also call for laboratory rotations and training modules that are designed to provide you with the skills to excel at your research. You might be asked to take these classes in the first year of your study.

Entry requirements

In most cases, a PhD in Neurology requires applicants to have an Upper-Second Class Bachelors degree in a relevant biological or medical subject. There may be some other specific subject-related entry requirements if you’re applying to one of the many specialities within Neurology.

You might also be asked to show proficiency in the university’s official language, depending on where you’re applying to.

PhD in Neurology funding options

In the UK, Neurology PhDs are funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC). They offer fully funded studentships along with a monthly stipend. Usually, PhDs are advertised with funding attached and guaranteed if you’re successful in your application. If you’re proposing your own PhD, you’ll need to be accepted into a university and then apply for funding separately.

PhD in Neurology careers

A PhD in Neurology will equip you for a job in at pharmaceuticals, governments and public health organisations. If you would wish to continue your research, you could think of a future as a postdoctoral research fellow or in academia, as a lecturer.

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Brain-specific immune responses to fungal pathogens

We are seeking talented, motivated students with a passion for research in immunology, infectious disease and medical mycology to join the Fungal Infection Group led by Dr Rebecca Drummond (. Read more

Biozentrum PhD Fellowships in life sciences

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel, Switzerland, announces the opening of the Summer Call 2023 for the Biozentrum PhD Fellowships. Read more

Nanoparticle-enabled liquid biopsies in glioblastoma

Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and aggressive malignant brain tumour in adults, with a five-year survival of only 5%. GBM inevitably undergoes recurrence with the majority of patients dying within ~12-15 months from initial diagnosis. Read more

Four 3-year PhD Funded Studentships in the School of Medicine

The School of Medicine is the largest school in the University, covering a diverse range of medical, surgical, and other healthcare disciplines. Read more

School of Psychology PhD Studentships

Apply now. The School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham is one of the largest and most active research communities in the UK. Read more

School of Psychology EPSRC Foundational Studentships

The School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham invites applications for a fully funded PhD studentship to carry out exciting interdisciplinary research, commencing 1st October 2023. Read more

Neurophysiology in bats to shed light on vocalisations and speech

  Research Group: Centre for Biological Diversity
A PhD student is sought to investigate the neural basis of vocal learning using a range of state-of-the-art neurobiological techniques and models. Read more

Fully Funded PhD studentships available for July 2023

We have FULLY FUNDED 3 year PhD studentships available for July 2023 (Home fees and UKRI stipend) within the College of Health & Life Sciences. Read more

Deciphering cell-type specific effects of P2X7R antagonism on tauopathy ex vivo

Project Description. P2X7R is a receptor that is predominantly expressed by non-neuronal cells in the brain. P2X7R levels are increased in AD and in tauopathies which accumulate modified forms of tau protein in the brain. Read more

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