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Human & Applied Physiology MSc

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Overview

Our Human & Applied Physiology MSc will give you an advanced theoretical and practical understanding of the functioning of the muscular, respiratory and cardiovascular systems, including the effects of extreme environmental conditions on whole-body physiology. This innovative programme will put you at the cutting edge of the field alongside internationally renowned experts.

This course is included in the King's India Master's Scholarships,  more details and eligibility criteria here


Key benefits

  • The original and foremost programme in human and applied physiology in the UK.
  • Unique exposure to human physiology applied to aviation and military medicine offered only by King’s.
  • Training in a wide variety of relevant practical laboratory skills.
  • Gain a knowledge base of human physiology particularly relevant for careers in biomedical research and medicine.
  • Lectures from world-leading experts in a variety of different fields.

 

Key information

Application status Open

Duration One year FT

Study mode Full-time

Course intake 12 FT.

Course leaders

Dr James Clark

james.2.clark@kcl.ac.uk

Further details

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

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

DepartmentDepartment of Physiology

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Course detail

Description

This programme is run by the Centre of Human & Aerospace Physiological Sciences together with the Department of Physiology. It will give you a theoretical and practical basis for explaining the functioning of the muscular, respiratory and cardiovascular systems at rest and during exercise. You will explore the effects of extreme environmental conditions on whole body physiology, including in relation to aviation and military medicine.

You will study topics from both systemic and cellular/molecular perspectives in order to gain an understanding of the breadth of investigative approaches employed in human physiology research. You will also focus on practical work, learning how to plan and run experiments using human subjects.

Ultimately we aim to equip you with the knowledge and skills to enhance your understanding and expertise in human physiology in its broadest sense and build a career in a related field.

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Course format and assessment

Teaching

For every 30-credit module we will provide you with 36 hours of teaching through lecture and tutorials, along with 24 hours of practical classes. For every 15-credit module you will have six hours of teaching. The 60-credit research project is a 12-week full-time laboratory-based research project, and how long it takes will depend on your project. We will expect you to complement all of this with self-study.

 

Lectures/Tutorials

PracticalClasses

30 credit module

36 hours

24 hours

15 credit module

6 hours

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Assessment

We will assess you through unseen written exams, lab reports, presentations and coursework essays.

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.

 

Structure

Year 1

Required Modules

We regularly review our modules to make sure our programmes are as up-to-date, innovative and relevant as possible. The modules we offer may therefore change. We suggest that you check the course finder for updates:

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/index.aspx

Optional Modules

Entry requirements & how to apply

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Minimum 2:1, or overseas equivalent, in a biomedical or sport science related subject.

Application procedure

You will be admitted on the basis of your academic ability, together with recommendations from academic referees, and usually following an interview. Places on the programme are limited and early applications are strongly encouraged.

There will be three interview dates for those who are interested in applying for the Human & Applied Physiology MSc. All applicants must submit their application at least 2 weeks before the interview date they would like to be considered for. The dates are as follows:

Interview date 1: 18th January 2017 – Application Deadline: 4th January 2017

Interview date 2: 19th April 2017 – Application Deadline: 5th April 2017

Interview date 3: 5th July 2017 – Application Deadline: 21st June 2017

Please be aware that the final deadline to apply is the 21st of June 2017. Interview spaces for the April and June interviews will be subject to availability of places after the January interview date, so we encourage prospective students to apply as early as possible.

Personal statement and supporting information

A personal statement explaining your reasons for wishing to undertake the course and full transcripts for all degrees you have undertaken are required. Please also list A-level subjects and the grades achieved. The transcript for each degree should list all modules taken and the grades achieved on each. Applicants who are still enrolled on a course should supply partial transcripts of the modules taken and grades achieved so far and should also supply a list of the modules that are currently being taken. Applicants who have not yet graduated should state the date when results are expected.

Application closing date

There will be three interview dates for those who are interested in applying for the Human & Applied Physiology MSc. All applicants must submit their application at least 2 weeks before the interview date they would like to be considered for. The dates are as follows:

Interview date 1: 18th January 2017 – Application Deadline: 4th January 2017

Interview date 2: 19th April 2017 – Application Deadline: 5th April 2017

Interview date 3: 5th July 2017 – Application Deadline: 21st June 2017

Please be aware that the final deadline to apply is the 21st of June 2017. Interview spaces for the April and June interviews will be subject to availability of places after the January interview date, so we encourage prospective students to apply as early as possible.

Help and support

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.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

  • Full time UK fees: £10,950 p.a. (2017/18)*
  • Full time overseas fees: £22,800 p.a. (2017/18)*
  • Part time UK fees: N/A
  • Part time overseas fees: N/A

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.

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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