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Advanced Paediatrics MSc

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Overview

The Advanced Paediatrics MSc course is a multidisciplinary master’s degree designed for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health professionals. This advanced study programme concentrates on expanding your research and evidence-based evaluation skills in clinical practice and leadership, as well as enhancing your career opportunities in research and academia.


Key benefits

  • The content of the Advanced Paediatrics MSc programme reflects the expertise of King's Health Partners staff, who together provide clinical services to one quarter of the population in London, one of the world's most economically and socially diverse cities.
  • You will be working with established leaders with advanced knowledge of the management process of modern-day NHS Trusts.
  • Close collaboration with the Paediatric Academic staff at St George’s Hospital provides a demanding and diverse study program.
  • Learn about leadership from some of the country's most inspirational clinical specialists.
  • Key specialist areas of study include Paediatric Critical Care, Neonatology, Respiratory and Allergy, Cardiology, Hepatology/Renal and Gastroenterology, and a new module of Child Mental Health.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration Full-time: one year. Part-time: two years.

Study mode Full-time, Part-time

Credit value MSc: 180 credits; PG Dip: 120 credits; PG Cert: 60 credits

Course intake Approximately 20 PT

Course leaders Dr Simon Broughton

Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office
tel: +44 (0)20 7848 7000
fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Department

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Entry requirements & how to apply


English language requirements – tba

The typical entry requirement for graduate study is a Bachelor's degree with minimum 2:1 Honours (or overseas equivalent) in medicine, nursing or an allied health sciences subject and you will currently be working as a band six or equivalent.

 

Application procedure

Academic staff will assess all applicants and we aim to process all applications within four to six weeks, but during February, March and holiday periods, applications may take longer to process. Applicants who fulfil our entry requirements will be interviewed either by telephone or in person.

Personal statement and supporting information

Please submit a personal statement detailing your interests about the study programme. Please describe your academic background, your reasons for applying and what you hope to achieve from the course, including any relevant experience, strengths, ambitions or research interests.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications for September 2017 entry is 31st March 2017. After this date, programmes will remain open if places are available, and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July 2017 or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September 2017.

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Course detail

Description

The Advanced Paediatrics MSc programme will provide you with a detailed understanding of research methods and statistics applied to the provision of child health, as well as the knowledge and understanding to conduct reliable methodological research projects. You will be working with an established faculty with advanced knowledge of the management processes in NHS Trusts.

The study programme is made up of optional and required modules and offers you the flexibility to study either full or part-time. You will explore a range of required modules such as Paediatric Research: Methods, Statistical Application & Governance, Service Delivery & Management, Leadership & Professional Development as well as Ethics & Child Health and a dissertation. You must take modules totalling 180 credits to complete the course, where 60 credits will come from a research project and dissertation of around 15,000 words.  If you are studying full-time, you will complete the course in one year, from September to September. If you are studying part-time, your programme will take two years to complete, you will take the required modules in the first year, and the dissertation in your second year.

Please click here to watch a short film where Programme Leader, Dr Simon Broughton, discusses the content of the course.

Regulating body

King’s College is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Location

The course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Denmark Hill, Waterloo and Guy’s campuses. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.

 

Course format and assessment

Teaching (Full-time – one year)

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and self study.

Year

Lectures, Seminars and Workshops

One

One day per week during academic terms

Typically, one credit equates to ten hours of work. 

Assessment

Year

Coursework

Examinations

One

One written assignment of approx. 3000 words; 12 written assignments of approx. 1500 words (other assessments may be required depending on your choice of optional modules).

10,000 – 15,000-word dissertation with oral examination

One unseen examination for the Research Methods and Statistics module

 

Teaching (Part-time – two years)

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and self study.

Year

Lectures, Seminars and Workshops

One

One day per week during academic terms

Two

One day per week during academic terms

Typically, one credit equates to ten hours of work. 

Assessment

Year

Coursework

Examinations

One

One written assignment of approx. 3000 words; 12 written assignments of approx. 1500 words (other assessments may be required depending on your choice of optional modules).

10,000 – 15,000-word dissertation with oral examination

One unseen examination for the Research Methods and Statistics module

Two

Four written assignments of approx. 1500 words; Research dissertation: approx. 10,000-15,000 words with oral examination

 

 

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

Extra information

Other related courses:

  • Advanced (Neuro-musculoskeletal) Physiotherapy
  • Clinical Dermatology
  • Dietetics
  • Genomic Medicine
  • Human & Applied Physiology
  • Immunology
  • Medical Immunology
  • Medical Ultrasound
  • Molecular Biophysics for Medical Sciences
  • Nuclear Medicine: Science & Practice
  • Nutrition
  • Palliative Care
  • Physiotherapy (pre-registration)
  • Research Bio-banking
  • Rheumatology
  • Space Physiology & Health
  • Specialist Ultrasound Practice
  • Translational Cancer Medicine
  • Vascular Ultrasound

Structure

  • Required Modules

    • Paediatric Research: Methods, Statistical Application & Governance (30 credits)

    • Service Delivery & Management (15 credits)

    • Leadership & Professional Development (15 credits)

    • Ethics & Child Health (15 credits)

    You will also be required to take one of the following modules:

    • International Child Health (15 credits)

    • Medical Education in Paediatrics (15 credits)

     

    Optional Modules

    You will take an additional 30 credits from a range of optional modules which may typically include:

    • Paediatric Cardiology (30 credits)

    • Neonatal Medicine (30 credits)

    • Paediatric Respiratory & Allergy (30 credits)

    • Paediatric Hepatology, Renal and Gastroenterology (30 credits) 

    • Paediatric Critical Care (30 credits)

    • Paediatric Mental Health (30 credits)

    • Paediatric Infectious Diseases (30 credits)

    • Paediatric Neuro-disability and Neuro-rehabilitation (30 credits)

    Students are also required to take a supervised research module (60 credits) in an area of choice linked to the taught module, which may consist of clinical research or a literature review.

     

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Career prospects

Many of our graduates have gone onto further research in funded PhD programmes. All of our students who have applied for National Grid training in a speciality have been successful and the feedback has been outstanding. 

 

 

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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£9,450 p.a. for full-time students*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£22,800 p.a. for full-time students*

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

£4,725 p.a. for part-time students*

Part time tuition Fees - Overseas

£11,400 p.a. for part-time students*

*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee. 

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2017, payment is due by 30th April 2017.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2017 and 30th June 2017, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2017 and 31st July 2017, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2017, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

 Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

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