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Clinical Dermatology MSc

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The Clinical Dermatology MSc is an advanced study programme for medical graduates who wish to undertake a period of postgraduate study in dermatology. You will gain comprehensive knowledge and understanding of dermatological diseases 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.

Key benefits

  • Located within the St John's Institute of Dermatology, a specialised clinical, teaching and research institute located within Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals.
  • The course includes teaching in a diverse range of clinical and Dermatopathology sessions.
  • Internationally renowned clinicians and academics providing an unparalleled inter-professional learning experience in a multi-faculty environment.
  • You will attend weekly and monthly clinical seminars in St Thomas' and Guys hospitals as well as participating in a variety of short courses and conferences.

The Clinical Dermatology MSc will provide you with the opportunities to develop and demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of dermatological diseases. The study pathway is made up of a combination of observing clinical sessions, histopathology glass slides teaching sessions, lectures, dedicated workshops, 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 course.

Base campus

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Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

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

Year

Lectures, seminars & feedback

Self-study

One

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 3 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.

 

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

  • Course Work
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include essays, oral presentations and OSCEs.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Structure

Required modules

Courses are divided into modules. Over the course of your study you will take modules totalling 180 credits. You are required to take:

Theoretical Dermatology (60 credits)
Clinical Dermatology (60 credits)
Research Project (60 credits)

Optional modules

There are no optional modules for this course.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Some of our graduates have pursued further higher qualifications such as Foundation Programmes and Specialist Training in Dermatology in the UK. Previous graduates have pursued further training in dermatology and found employment in as dermatology consultants in the UK and overseas. 

 

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £14,070 (2022/23)

International:

Full time: £39,180 (2022/23)

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 deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer. 

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.

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

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 
  • Graduation costs

Funding

The Clinical Dermatology MSc will provide you with the opportunities to develop and demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of dermatological diseases. The study pathway is made up of a combination of observing clinical sessions, histopathology glass slides teaching sessions, lectures, dedicated workshops, 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 course.

Base campus

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Loading...

Teaching methods - what to expect

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

Year

Lectures, seminars & feedback

Self-study

One

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 3 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.

 

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

  • Course Work
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include essays, oral presentations and OSCEs.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Structure

Required modules

Courses are divided into modules. Over the course of your study you will take modules totalling 180 credits. You are required to take:

Theoretical Dermatology (60 credits)
Clinical Dermatology (60 credits)
Research Project (60 credits)

Optional modules

There are no optional modules for this course.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Some of our graduates have pursued further higher qualifications such as Foundation Programmes and Specialist Training in Dermatology in the UK. Previous graduates have pursued further training in dermatology and found employment in as dermatology consultants in the UK and overseas. 

 

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £14,070 (2022/23)

International:

Full time: £39,180 (2022/23)

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 deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer. 

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.

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

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 
  • Graduation costs

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