About MS courses

MS Foundation MasterClass


The ideal course for those who have a solid grounding in neurology but want to develop a special interest in MS, course attendees might include clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), specialist registrars (SpRs), GPs with a special interest (GPwSI) or Associated Specialists.

This course, focussed on practical application as with all our MasterClasses, aims to provide an introduction and broad overview of the modern management of MS, including diagnosis and current treatment options. Promoting holistic management of MS, the course will provide practical learning and inspiring service models that are cemented through the inter-module project, an essential part of the overall course.

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 across both modules including travel allowance for clinicians practising in the UK.


How is the course 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, it's 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.’
Prof Gavin Giovannoni

Professor of Neurology, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry


What will it cost?

The MS MasterClasses are fully funded for delegates working in the UK, which includes accommodation on the nights during both modules and if required the night prior to each module. Your travel grant will be discussed once your application has been approved and is for UK delegates only.

There will be a £100 deposit required to secure your place, this will be invoiced to you upon confirmation. This deposit will be refunded within 30 days of you completing both modules of the course. Failure to attend or if you should cancel less than 8 weeks of the course commencement date this will result in the charge of £100.

International delegates

We welcome international delegates on the MS MasterClasses, however there is a charge of £1000 (incl. VAT) for each place and you are responsible for your own travel arrangements. Your attendance fee will cover accommodation on the nights during both modules, all meals and course materials. International delegates may be able to obtain funding for the MasterClass from a pharmaceutical company – we suggest that you contact your local pharmaceutical representatives.


Upcoming MS Foundation MasterClasses


MS Foundation MasterClass feedback

‘Very informative and useful for my real life clinical practice.’

‘I must commend the Academy on such organisational excellence, it was executed perfectly by time with clear presentations and IT reliability.’

‘This is the best MS Course (in fact the best amongst all the educational courses) I have been on. A wealth of knowledge poured on us with patience and well paced sessions.’