MSc Clinical Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine / Overview
Year of entry: 2016
- Degree awarded
- 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.
- Number of places/applicants
- 20 places
- How to apply
- To give you the greatest opportunity to join our course and make the admissions process and quick and easy as possible we recommend you read the below guidance.
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.
Your application form must be accompanied by supporting 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 so please inform them yourself.
- Copies of official degree certificates (with translations if not in English)
- Copies of 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 information you think relevant to your application.
- Full curriculum vitae including voluntary experience
- A scanned copy of your passport
- Proof of English language proficiency (if required)
Supporting documents can be uploaded with the online application form, or sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org . After applying, please do not submit documents in any other way without telling us first so we can provide you with the most efficient service.
Please make sure you include your University ID number on any correspondence and do not send any documents before you have submitted your application.
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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
- 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
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £3,850
International students (per annum): with NHS contract £3,850, no NHS contract £10,000
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.
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.
- Academic department
- Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
- +44 (0)161 306 5439
- Academic department overview
See: About the Faculty
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