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Advanced Medical Training PG Cert

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King's Health Partners is offering a limited number of individual bursaries (each worth £2000) to the best applicants for the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Medical Training in each medical speciality of choice - Children's Health, Clinical Neuroscience, Haematology and Women's Health. To apply for a bursary or to find out more, please email KHP-internationaleducation@kcl.ac.uk

The PG Cert in Advanced Medical Training is a postgraduate qualification for scientists and clinicians. This advanced study programme will develop your research and evidence-based evaluation skills and clinical leadership, as well as enhance your career opportunities. Optional modules are available within four medical specialties:

  • Children’s Health

  • Clinical Neuroscience

  • Haematology

  • Women’s Health

Key Benefits

  • Flexible learning -  50% of the course is online.  

  • Access to the latest leading cutting edge technologies housed across King’s Health Partners Foundation NHS Hospitals.

  • The clinical leadership module is delivered by King’s Business School, a leading management teaching institution in London, and King’s Health Partners’ Foundation NHS Trusts.

  • Teaching focusing on translating research to improve clinical outcomes locally and globally.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration Full-time: one year; Part-time: up to two years

Study mode Full-time, Part-time

Credit value 60

Course leaders Professor Anne Greenough

Further details

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Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine



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Course detail


Our programme is designed to provide participants with an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the theoretical and practical issues surrounding medical care within the relevant medical field of choice. The postgraduate face to face modules in the medical specialty of choice will cover the most-up-to-date and novel aspects of clinical care and by successfully completing one of the module, you will gain an in depth understanding of innovative care for patients in the selected field of medical expertise.

The programme includes optional modules in the following different medical specialties:

  • Children’s Health

  • Clinical Neuroscience

  • Haematology

  • Women’s Health

You will undertake two online modules, and then select a face to face module(s) depending upon your choice of medical speciality.

The programme fosters the intellectual skills of participants through:

  • Production of original pieces of written work that explain, review and evaluate primary research literature and using this evaluation to develop ideas and hypothesises.

  • Understanding and applying scientific and clinical study design and statistical analysis principles.

  • Collecting, interpreting and analysing data with a critical understanding of the appropriate contexts.

  • Gaining deeper theoretical understanding of the chosen specialised field of study.

  • Using subject knowledge and understanding to explore and solve familiar and unfamiliar problems.

  • Identifying areas that would benefit from further research within the selected medical specialty of choice.

  • Reading, writing about and discussing a range of literature on leadership and people management as it applies in clinical settings.

  • Critically reflecting upon the ways in which leadership and people management can affect performance outcomes.

  • Understanding of leadership skills development process through developing self-awareness: being aware of one’s own values, principles and assumptions and by being able to learn from experiences.

Course format and assessment


The programme is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online lectures, seminars and group tutorials. Two out of the three compulsory modules, Research Skills and Clinical Leadership, are delivered 100% online.

You will also be expected to undertake independent study.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.


Assessment methods will depend on the medical specialty and the modules selected (where more than one is available). We will assess you through a combination of coursework, essays, oral presentations and written exams.

The primary method of assessment for this course is written assignments and exams.

Regulating body

King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.


Year 1

Courses are divided into modules, and students on this course take modules totalling 60 credits.


Required Modules

You are required to take:

  • Research Skills (online, 15 credits)
  • Clinical leadership (online, 15 credits)


In addition, depending on your medical specialty of choice, you are required to take one of the following optional 30 credit modules:

Optional Modules

Children’s Health:

  • Paediatric Cardiology (30 credits)

  • Neonatal Medicine (30 credits)

  • Paediatric Respiratory & Allergy (30 credits)

  • Paediatric Hepatology, Renal and Gastroenterology (30 credits)

  • Paediatric Critical Care (30 credits)

  • Paediatric Mental Health (30 credits)


Clinical Neuroscience:

  • Neurology in Clinical Practice (30 credits)



  • Clinical Haematology (30 credits)


Women and Children’s Health:

  • Fundamentals of Women’s and Children’s Health (30 credits)


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.

Entry requirements & how to apply

Minimum requirements  

A Primary Medical Degree recognised by the General Medical Council of the UK, i.e. MBChB or MBBS.

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.



Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £60 applies. We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.

September 2019 entry:

  • Applications from non-EU (overseas) nationals is now closed
  • The deadline for applications from UK/EU nationals is 30 August 2019

January 2020 entry:

  • The deadline for applications from non-EU (overseas) nationals is 25 October 2019 
  • The deadline for applications from UK/EU nationals is 2 December 2019

Personal statement and supporting information

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

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 Optional  
Other Optional You may also wish to include a CV (resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application.


Application closing date

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Applications will remain open if places are available and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (overseas) nationals after 26 July 2019 (September 2019 entry) or 25 October 2019 (January 2020 entry), or from UK/EU nationals after 30 August 2019 (September 2019 entry) or 2 December (January 2020 entry).


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 Home/EU fees: £4,100 per academic year
  • Full time overseas fees: £8,500 per academic year
  • Part time Home/EU fees: £2,050 per academic year
  • Part time overseas fees: £4,250 per academic year

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.

Bursaries Available

King's Health Partners is offering a limited number of individual bursaries (each worth £2000) to the best applicants for the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Medical Training in each medical speciality of choice - Children's Health, Haematology and Women's Health. To apply for a bursary or to find out more, please email KHP-internationaleducation@kcl.ac.uk. 


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 2019, payment is due by 27th April 2019.

  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2019 and 30th June 2019, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.

  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2019 and 31st July 2019, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.

  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2019, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

Additional costs

In addition to your tuition fees, 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.


Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.


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