PGCert Clinical Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine / Overview
Year of entry: 2021
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- Degree awarded
- Postgraduate Certificate
- PGCert 12m PT
- Entry requirements
You must be either;
- medically qualified with a relevant undergraduate medical degree, and have at least two to three years of general internal medical experience post-internship or;
- an Allied Health Professional working at a Band 6 or above, and a special interest in Musculoskeletal medicine (eg specialist nurse, physiotherapists, podiatry, occupational therapist).
Although previous Rheumatology experience is desirable, it is not essential.
- How to apply
Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.
We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full
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- 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 Russell Group university ranked 8th in the UK and among the top 50 in the world for Medicine (QS World University Rankings 2021).
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £4,400
International, including EU, students (per annum): with NHS contract £4,400, no NHS contract £9,200
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
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.
BursariesBursaries are also available to NHS Rheumatology Specialty Training trainees and Allied Health Professionals. Please contact us for more information.
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.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
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