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Pain: Science & Society MSc
I chose King’s for my graduate study as it was the university I attended at undergraduate level. My first degree was in physiology, which gave me an excellent grounding in the biomedical sciences. I then returned to King’s two years later to do a physiotherapy degree, which again provided me with sound theoretical knowledge and a comprehensive clinical skills base. I am currently working as a Senior Physiotherapist for the NHS, at a central London hospital, specialising in the treatment of patients with long term pain conditions. I have since revisited King’s to lecture to undergraduate physiotherapy students and help supervise practical teaching session.
I chose to do an MSc in pain to enhance my clinical reasoning skills and the quality of my patient assessment and treatment. This programme is one of few courses in such a topic in the UK, and is certainly of high caliber and reputation. The programme provides flexible arrangements for part time study; which helps in terms of being able to adapt to work commitments. I have been awarded an alumni bursary which assists me greatly in these challenging financial times.
I am based at Guy’s Campus. Its proximity to London Bridge station makes life easier in terms of travel. The student discounts in the cafes and restaurants on campus are reasonable, and certainly help with the cost of living in London. Having access to the different King’s libraries across London is a great advantage, especially if working. OneSpace and the online Global Desktop are useful tools when studying from home, and the graduate lounge is a valued retreat when on campus.
CONTACTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Postgraduate Admissions at Guy's Campus, tel 020 7848 8390.