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The Clinical Dermatology MSc is an advanced study programme aimed at medical graduates wishing to specialise in the field of dermatology. You will gain advanced practical training in laboratory sciences relevant to skin disease, and enhance your skills and knowledge of the scientific basis of clinical dermatology. The study pathway also includes a critical evaluation of dermatological literature on a specialist subject.
Application status Open
Duration One year
Study mode Full-time
Credit value 180 credits
Course intake 16/18
Course leaders Professor Jonathan Barker
Clinical Supervisor Dr Eleanor Higgins
Professor Jonathan Barker
Clinical Supervisor Dr Eleanor Higgins
Course contact for further information PGT Education Coordinator Elena de Teran firstname.lastname@example.org
Course contact form Postgraduate admissions
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
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The Clinical Dermatology MSc programme will provide you with the opportunities to develop and demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of dermatological diseases.
Located within the St John's Institute of Dermatology, a specialised clinical, teaching and research institute based in Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals, the course has full access to academic facilities including a lecture room, study areas and teaching laboratory.
The study pathway is made up of a combination of clinical sessions, lectures, seminars and conferences by members of the faculty as well as invited prominent speakers, creating a demanding and stimulating learning experience.
You will study three 60-credit modules throughout the year including theoretical dermatology and clinical dermatology, plus a research project with a dissertation related to clinical dermatology to complete the 180-credit advanced programme.
The majority of learning for this degree takes place at King’s College London Guy’s Campus and St Thomas’ Hospital.
King’s College is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and self study.
Lectures, seminars & feedback
Approximately 130 hours of lectures, 118 hours of workshops / study days / supervised glass slides teaching as well as 240 hours of supervised clinical teaching and exposure to patients.
You will also receive three hours of feedback from mock exams.
1,309 hours of independent study such as preparing for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading, and completion of your dissertation.
The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of essay writing, course work in the form of a clinical presentation, pathology slide reading at the microscope, clinical and theoretical OSCEs and a written dissertation.
The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
A medical qualification from a recognised university and current clinical experience of either 6–12 months in dermatology or 3–4 years practising medicine at post-registration level.
Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £50 applies.
Please submit a personal statement detailing your interests about the study programme describing your academic background and transcripts, your reasons for applying and what you hope to achieve from the course, including any relevant experience, strengths, ambitions or research interests. Please include two references supporting your application and proof of English language ability in the form of an IELTS test.
We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Our first application deadline was the 31st March 2017. Applications will remain open if places are available and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full. 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.
If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.
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.
*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
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 are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.
In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for:
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"The expertise of my tutors enabled me to grasp the knowledge and understanding of diseases in the field of dermatology and this experience has undoubtedly enhanced my career. I consider myself blessed to have been taught by some of the best people in dermatology."
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Page last modified on 16 May 2017.