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Post-qualification education

 

Balancing education and your career can be a challenge, but we’ll give you the support you need to make it happen. Because at King’s College London, we believe nothing should get in the way of your success. 

In the heart of London, you’ll be surrounded by world-class hospitals. Some of our postgraduate courses include placements at our partner trusts including Guys and St. Thomas’ and King’s College Hospitals.

We’re known around the globe for the impact of our research. So whether you work in practice or research, we’ll share our latest discoveries and expertise to help you become a leader in your field.

Our courses for qualified professionals

Whether you work in practice or research, we’ll prepare you for your next career step. We’ll show you what it takes to become an expert and apply the latest evidence to healthcare. 

Undergraduate courses

Duration: up to 5 years part time

The Clinical Practice BSc offers a flexible opportunity for qualified healthcare professionals to study for a degree qualification part-time. While there is no set timetable for the course, it must be completed within five years

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For qualified nurses in Singapore. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours at King’s College London offers a flexible opportunity to study for a degree qualification part-time.

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For qualified nurses. Whether you’re a registered nurse in the UK, or working abroad as a register nurse, King’s College London can help you take the next step in your healthcare career.

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The Specialist Community Public Health Visiting/School Nursing BSc course is tailored to offer the professional qualification for qualified nurses who wish to gain entry to part-three of the National Midwifery Council (NMC) nursing register as a health visitor or school nurse.

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Postgraduate courses

Duration MSc: 3 years (max of 6 years), PG Dip: 2 years (max of 4 years), PG Cert: 1 year (max of 3 years). This course is studied part-time.

For experienced healthcare practitioners in hospital and community settings. The course builds on your existing skills and experience to enable you to lead and support the development and delivery of advanced clinical practice.

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Duration: 2 years part-time (maximum of 4 years) This new Advanced Critical Care Practitioner (ACCP) course has been developed by King’s in response to the need for new practitioners as outlined by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) to address the shortage of doctors in Intensive Care Units (ICU).

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Duration 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

For clinicians seeking to strengthen their skills and knowledge to support, deliver and integrate research into clinical practice.

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Duration 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time, in person or distance learning. January to December.

This course for healthcare practitioners provides the skills to critically appraise research and evidence on palliative care, conduct high quality research, improve clinical practice and develop services across the world.

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Duration 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

This MSc/PG Dip is the professional qualification for nurses who wish to gain entry to part three of the NMC nursing register as a health visitor or school nurse. Places on this programme are sponsored centrally through service commissioners and in partnership with health visiting and school nursing service providers. The course is designed to furnish qualified nurses with the evidence to demonstrate eligibility to register their specialist practitioner status with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).

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Duration MSc: 3 years (max of 6 years). This course is studied part-time. Distance learning online.

For healthcare professionals with a responsibility for the management of diabetes.

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Duration MSc: Either 2 years part-time, or 3 years part-time. Hybrid learning (classroom & online).

This master's course provides advanced study for those who hold a current registration as a nurse, either in the UK or an international healthcare setting.

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Dissertation only courses

Duration 1 year part-time.

MSc Advanced Practice (Dissertation only) is for experienced healthcare practitioners in hospital and community settings who have completed PGDip in Advanced Practice, Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and/or have 120 credits at level 7.

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Duration 1 year part-time.

Our MSc Nursing course is designed for qualified nurses wishing to obtain a master’s award having previously completed a postgraduate diploma (PGDip) with registration as an Adult, Children’s or Mental Health Nurse. Your PG Diploma will have given you the confidence to take an evidence-based approach to the care you deliver. Now you can take this one step further, developing research skills and putting them to use in a major project.

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Duration 1 year part-time.

Our Midwifery MSc could really improve your chances of progressing from working as a midwife to a matron or specialist role. Building on the skills and knowledge from a PG Diploma in Midwifery, you can now apply these to a completing a dissertation. You’ll have the opportunity to influence an area of current practice, using the latest clinical evidence to suggest changes to improve the quality of a service. As you’ll choose your own dissertation option, you can focus on an area you’re passionate about. During this programme you’ll develop your critical thinking and analytical skills while learning how to use new research to support your clinical role.

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Your postgraduate student experience 

Settling in at King's

At King’s, you’ll join a supportive community of healthcare professionals who share experiences and discuss challenges the sector is facing.

Joining a society is also a great way to meet like-minded people. The Nursing and Midwifery Society organise talks, seminars and social events. 

Supporting your study 

To support your learning, we’ll assign you a personal tutor. Throughout your time here, they’ll help you overcome challenges and help you achieve your ambitions.

We know it’s important that our postgraduates have their own space to study. At King’s, you’ll find dedicated areas where you can focus on your work and share ideas with other postgraduate students. 

Working with you to improve student life

Our student experience team want you to make the most of your time at King’s. It’s important to us that we keep improving and meet our students’ needs.

If there’s something that you think we could do better, we want to know. We encourage you to talk to a student rep and we’ll work with them to find a solution.

Prioritising your professional development

Part of giving you a valuable experience is giving you opportunities to challenge yourself. Some postgraduates get involved with helping to teach. Others make the most of opportunities to help with our latest research.

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