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MSc Clinical Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
24 months PT on a day-release basis
Entry requirements

Successful applicants must be medically qualified with a relevant undergraduate medical degree, and have at least two to three years of general internal medical experience post-internship.

Although previous rheumatology experience is desirable, it is not essential.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
20 places
How to apply

We recommend you apply as early as possible; the formal deadline is the end of July. We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.

Please apply via our online application form , following any instructions for completion carefully.

Application

Your application form must have the following documents:

  • Two academic references on letter headed paper or sent from work emails. Professional references can be provided in instances where you have been out of university for more than 3 years. We do not contact referees directly .
  • Official degree certificates (with translations if not in English)
  • Official university transcripts (with translations if not in English)
  • A personal statement - this should be a page in length:
    • why you want to undertake this course of study;
    • any relevant past experience and what you think you can bring to the course;
    • how this course fits into your future career plans;
    • any other relevant information
  • Full curriculum vitae including voluntary experience
  • A scanned copy of your passport if you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK
  • If English is not your first language, we require proof of your English language ability. If you have already taken an English language qualification, please include your certificate with your application. We may be willing to consider your application without this document, but if we choose to make you an offer, the conditions will include IELTS (or equivalent qualification).

Supporting documents can be uploaded with the online application form, or if this is not possible, sent directly to pgtaught.medicine@manchester.ac.uk . We are unable to consider your application if you have not provided all of the necessary documents listed above.

You must include your University ID number on any correspondence and do not send any documents before you have submitted your application.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc N Y N N

Course description

The MSc in Clinical Rheumatology is designed for doctors who are aiming at a career in rheumatology or a related subject.

On successful completion of the two-year programme students will have demonstrated or be able to demonstrate:

  • Specialist knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to the practice of rheumatology, with particular respect to:
    • Aetiology and pathogenesis
    • Epidemiology
    • Diagnosis and management of the different forms of musculoskeletal disease
    • The structure and function of joints and supporting tissues in health and when diseased
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of clinical research methods including:
    • Clinical trials
    • The development of measurement tools
    • The design and conduct of observational studies
  • The ability to read scientific papers critically
The knowledge and skills necessary to undertake, and write up, a piece of supervised research.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
    International students (per annum): with NHS contract £4,750, no NHS contract £10,750 per annum

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Additional expenses

The University permits applicants with comparable previous experience to submit an application for consideration of AP(E)L `Accreditation Prior (Experiential) Learning'. The maximum AP(E)L is 15 credits to a Certificate, 45 credits to a Diploma and 60 credits to a Masters.

If an AP(E)L application is successful, the University charges £30 for every 15 credits of AP(E)L. The overall tuition fee is adjusted and then the administrative charge is applied.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 5220
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/medicine/
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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