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MSc Clinical Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine at The University of Manchester
MSc Clinical Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine
Our MSc offers a stepping stone for doctors looking to specialise in rheumatology or a related field.

MSc Clinical Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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

You 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

Please apply via our online application form , following any instructions for completion carefully. See the Advice to applicants section for details of the supporting documents that we require with your completed form.

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.

Course options

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

Course overview

  • Gain the specialist knowledge, understanding and skills you need to practice rheumatology.
  • Cover topics including epidemiology, aetiology and pathogenesis, and the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disease.
  • Study at a university ranked 9th in the UK and among the top 50 in the world for medicine (QS World University Rankings 2017).
  • Become able to contribute to the development of rheumatology services at both a regional and national level.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

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 Accreditation Prior (Experiential) Learning (AP(E)L). The maximum AP(E)L is 15 credits to a PGCert, 45 credits to a PGDip and 60 credits to an MSc.

If your 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)161 306 5439
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/medicine
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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