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Medical Education (Research Division) MPhil/PhD

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Overview

  • Current number of academic staff: 25

  • Current number of research students: 3

  • Recent publications: see Division of Medical Education website

  • Current research projects:

    • Feedback and assessment in the MBBS curriculum

    • Clinical Simulation

    • Work based assessments for medical students

    • The teaching of intimate Examinations by Gynaecology teaching Associates

    • Medical Ethics.

Key information

Duration Expected to be three to four years FT or up to six years PT. There are four entry points; January, April, July and October.

Study mode Full-time, Part-time

Further details

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

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Description

Members of the Medical Education Division are involved in educational research linked to the delivery of the undergraduate medical degree curriculum. Staff research interests include the evaluation of various feedback and assessment mechanisms and processes, advances in e-learning, the role of clinical simulation settings and other innovative elements of curriculum delivery. Complementary areas of interest focus on issues such as the relationship between personal and academic characteristics and levels of student attainment.

Course study environment

The division has unrivalled educational resources including the Chantler Clinical Skills Centre and the Gordon Museum, which are both the largest of their kind in the UK, and the constantly developing Virtual Campus.

Postgraduate training

Excellent training courses (scientific, IT and others) are available for all PhD students through King's Graduate School.

Head of group/division

Professor Janice Rymer

Contact for information

Professor Stuart Carney

Contact email

pg-healthadmissions@kcl.ac.uk

Course website

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/research/divisions/meded/index.aspx

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Medical Education Research Entry Requirements
Minimum UK requirements  
  • Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in a relevant subject.

  • A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Master's degree with Merit or above. 

International requirements   Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.
English Language requirements Band D Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.


Please do not complete an application form until you have spoken with and have confirmation from your preferred supervisor.

Application procedure

Short-listed applicants will be interviewed by at least two academics. Proposed research projects must be approved by the School Postgraduate Research Committee before an offer can be made.

Personal statement and supporting information

You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

Document checklist
Research Proposal Yes The proposal should explain in some detail precisely the field of study that you want to contribute to and current research gaps, what you want to do and how you propose to do it. For advice on how to write a winning application, please visit the following page.
Previous Academic Study Yes A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. If you have already completed your degree, copies of your official degree certificate will also be required. Applicants with academic documents issued in a language other than English, will need to submit both the original and official translation of their documents.
References Yes One reference is required, professional references will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago
Other Optional You may also wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application.

Course intake

No set number.

Application closing date

The deadlines for applications are detailed below. We will open applications for an intake in 2020 after the final deadline passes in 2019.

  • January 2019 entry – 26th October 2018 for International students and 3rd December 2018 for Home/EU students
  • April 2019 entry – 15th February 2019 for International and Home/EU students
  • July 2019 entry - 17th May 2019 for International and Home/EU students

Please note that funding deadlines may be earlier.

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.

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Fees and funding

UK/EU Tuition Fees 2018/19

Full time tuition fees: £5,000 per year

Part time tuition fees: £2,500 per year

UK/EU Tuition Fees 2019/20

Full time tuition fees:

£5,300 per year (MPhil/PhD) 

£5,300 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical)

Part time tuition fees:

£2,650 per year (MPhil/PhD)

£2,650 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical )

International Tuition Fees 2018/19

Full time tuition fees:  £22,050 per year               

Part time tuition fees: £11,025 per year

International Tuition Fees 2019/20

Full time tuition fees:

£23,400 per year (MPhil/PhD)

£44,500 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical)

Part time tuition fees:

£11,700 per year (MPhil/PhD)

£11,700 per year (MPhil/PhD Clinical)

Students starting their programme in 2019/20 who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

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