Our ‘original’ MasterClass, if you are a general or non-prescribing neurologist, a registrar or a pharmacist looking to specialise in MS then this is the right course for you. The MasterClass aims to provide generalist neurologists with training which raises their awareness of MS and the needs of patients so that they can better support them.

Our revolutionary teaching methods combine speaker-led, discussion-based learning – which all has a focus on practical application – and mentorship (appointed to you within the course) to continue to support you in your ongoing practice. Attendees will learn about the latest clinical developments in MS and the skills needed to optimally support MS patients, from diagnosis to end of life, in a general care setting.

This course has previously been awarded CPD accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians. (The 2017 course has 24 external CPD credits.) Each course will apply for CPD Accreditation.

To complete the course: Delegates must complete all aspects of module 1, the inter-module project, and module 2 to gain their certificate. Projects, which should epitomise learning in practice and focus on an unmet need locally, will be presented to their peers and faculty within module 2.  

The course is fully funded including travel allowance for clinicians practising in the UK.

Upcoming General MS MasterClasses

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How are the courses taught?

The courses are taught through a range of learner-centred methods including formal lectures, interactive workshops, and an intermodule project. Additional seminars and learning opportunities will be undertaken more locally with your mentor and through distance learning. Learners must complete an intermodule workplace service project during the six/eight month break before returning to Module 2 to present their findings.

A note from our Academic Director, Prof Gavin Giovannoni:

‘To cement the learning objectives from your first MasterClass module, its essential that you complete a project that builds on that learning.

Choose a project that addresses an unmet need in your local service, and find something that sparks your interest. Talk it through with your mentor – or come find me at module 1. We don’t want you to choose something ‘quick and easy’ or to present a proposal or case discussion. Without this project you cannot pass the course or receive your CPD certificate – but we don’t want you to look at it as a ‘tickbox’ to complete. We want to see you putting you’re learning into practice.

Our ambition is for your projects to be the catalyst for change in your practice – to see them improve outcomes for people with MS.’

Needing some project inspiration or wondering what past delegates have done? Take a look at our Snapshots or read about the work of some of our faculty members from the flagship Parkinson’s Academy established 16 years ago.

→ Pre-course reading list


What will it cost?

The courses are fully funded which includes accommodation on the nights during Module 1 and if required the night prior to the course. Accommodation is available for the night prior to Module 2. Your travel grant will be discussed once your application has been approved and is for UK delegates only. Please note, international delegates are responsible for their own travel arrangements.

*International Delegates

We welcome International delegates on the MS courses, however there is a charge of £1000 including VAT for each place, you are also required to cover your own travel costs. Your fee will cover accommodation during the MasterClass, meals, course materials and sessions over the 3 days and for the return of the module 2. Please note that there may be bank charges with your transfer of funds, so please do ensure you contact us prior to making any payment.