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22 November 2023

MSc Clinical Sciences Engineering Programme celebrates 100% Student Satisfaction score

The School's MSc in Clinical Sciences (Engineering) course is a three-year, part-time programme which trains incoming Clinical Scientists joining the NHS. The course recently received a 100% student satisfaction score on the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES), the highest of any postgraduate programme in the Faculty.

Two students working with a microscope in a clinical lab

The course offers a unique experience to its students in conjunction with the NHS's Scientist Training Programme (STP) by combining teaching and work-based learning. Trainees working for NHS Trusts across England and Wales pursue the course at King's as part of their academic training for the STP.

The MSc in Clinical Sciences is a novel initiative by our School, where we welcome a diverse cohort of students from all over the country. Although the students are already professionals in training, we are able to foster a real sense of belonging centred around the school spirit at King's, and by offering a programme structure that bridges the gap between our staff and student communities. We are pleased to hear that our students recommend the programme so highly and that we are giving them the right tools to navigate their long-term careers in the NHS.

Dr Adam Shortland, Course Director, MSc Clinical Science (Engineering) & Reader in Clinical Biomechanics, School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences


The programme operates on a 'singular' teaching model, i.e. all students study each component of the course together, instead of undertaking separate modules. According to Dr Shortland, this is beneficial to students as it is not disruptive to their educational continuity, and also helps academics deliver a cohesive curriculum to each cohort. By the end of the course, students have gathered the specialised skills and background required to qualify as Clinical Engineers for the NHS.


"The School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences takes great pride in educating the NHS Clinical Scientists of the future. We have been instrumental in training both Clinical Engineers and Medical Physicists for more than ten years", said Professor Kawal Rhode, Head of School.

The students come from a diverse range of backgrounds and spend some of their time at KCL during the 3 years of their training. It is with great pride that we have achieved 100% student satisfaction for the MSc Clinical Sciences Clinical Engineering. I congratulate Dr Shortland and his teaching team delivering this programme.

Professor Kawal Rhode, Head of Education, School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences

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Kawal Rhode

Professor in Biomedical Engineering and the Head of Education at the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences