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Advanced Paediatrics MSc

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The Advanced Paediatrics MSc course is a multidisciplinary master’s degree designed for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health professionals. This advanced study course concentrates on expanding your research and evidence-based evaluation skills in clinical practice and leadership, as well as enhancing your career opportunities in research and academia. 


Key benefits

  • The content of the Advanced Paediatrics MSc course reflects the expertise of King’s Health Partners staff, who together provide clinical services to one quarter of the population in London, one of the world’s most economically and socially diverse cities.

  • You will be working with established leaders with advanced knowledge of the management process of modern-day NHS Trusts.

  • Close collaboration with the Paediatric Academic staff at St George’s Hospital provides a demanding and diverse study course.

  • Learn about leadership from some of the country’s most inspirational clinical specialists.

  • Key specialist areas of study include Paediatric Critical Care, Neonatology, Respiratory and Allergy, Cardiology, Hepatology/Renal and Gastroenterology, and a new module of Child Mental Health. 

Key information

Application status Open

Duration Full-time: one year. Part-time: two years.

Study mode Full-time, Part-time

Credit value MSc: 180 credits; PG Dip: 120 credits; PG Cert: 60 credits

Course intake Approximately 20 PT

Course leaders

Dr Theodore Dassios


Further details

Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office
tel: +44 (0)20 7848 7000
fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Department School of Life Course Sciences



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Course detail


The Advanced Paediatrics MSc course will provide you with a detailed understanding of research methods and statistics applied to the provision of child health, as well as the knowledge and understanding to conduct reliable methodological research projects. You will be working with an established faculty with advanced knowledge of the management processes in NHS Trusts.

The course is made up of optional and required modules and offers you the flexibility to study either full or part-time. You will explore a range of required modules such as Paediatric Research: Methods, Statistical Application & Governance, Service Delivery & Management, Leadership & Professional Development as well as Ethics & Child Health and a dissertation. You are required to take modules totalling 180 credits to complete the course, where 60 credits will come from a research project and dissertation of around 15,000 words.

If you are studying full-time, you will complete the course in one year, from September to September. If you are studying part-time, your course will take two years to complete, you will take the required modules in the first year, and the dissertation in your second year.

Course format and assessment


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


Lectures, Seminars and Workshops


One day per week during academic terms


One day per week during the academic term September to December. The remaining time is for the research project.

Typically, one credit equates to ten hours of work. 







One written assignment of approx. 3000 words; 12 written assignments of approx. 1500 words (other assessments may be required depending on your choice of optional modules). 10,000 – 15,000-word dissertation with oral examination

One unseen examination for the Research Methods and Statistics module






One written assignment of approx. 3000 words; 8 written assignments of approx. 1500 words (other assessments may be required depending on your choice of optional modules).

One unseen examination for the Research Methods and Statistics module


Four written assignments of approx. 1500 words; Research dissertation: approx. 10,000-15,000 words with oral examination


The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

Regulating body

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


The course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Denmark Hill, Waterloo and Guy’s Campuses. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.

Extra information

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  • Clinical Dermatology

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  • Genomic Medicine

  • Human & Applied Physiology

  • Immunology

  • Medical Immunology

  • Medical Ultrasound

  • Molecular Biophysics for Medical Sciences

  • Nuclear Medicine: Science & Practice

  • Nutrition

  • Palliative Care

  • Physiotherapy (pre-registration)

  • Research Bio-banking

  • Rheumatology

  • Space Physiology & Health

  • Specialist Ultrasound Practice

  • Translational Cancer Medicine

  • Vascular Ultrasound


Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

Required Modules

You will also be required to take one of the following modules:

  • International Child Health (15 credits)

  • Medical Education in Paediatrics (15 credits)

Students are also required to take a supervised research module (60 credits) in an area of choice linked to the taught module, which may consist of clinical research or a literature review.

Optional Modules

In addition, you are required to take 30 credits from a range of optional modules which may typically include:

  • Paediatric Cardiology (30 credits)

  • Neonatal Medicine (30 credits)

  • Paediatric Respiratory & Allergy (30 credits)

  • Paediatric Hepatology, Renal & Gastroenterology (30 credits)

  • Paediatric Critical Care (30 credits)

  • Paediatric Mental Health (30 credits)

Part-time students should plan to take the required taught modules (90 credits) in their first year and the supervised research module and 30 credits of optional modules in their second year.

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

Entry requirements
Minimum requirements 2:1

The typical entry requirement for graduate study is a Bachelor's degree with minimum 2:1 Honours in medicine, nursing or an allied health sciences subject and you will currently be working as a band six or equivalent.

In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.

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

Academic staff will assess all applicants and we aim to process all applications within four to six weeks, but during February, March and holiday periods, applications may take longer to process. Applicants who fulfil our entry requirements will be interviewed either by telephone or in person.

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £60 applies.

Personal statement and supporting information

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

Advanced Paediatrics
Personal Statement Yes A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required. Please submit a personal statement detailing your interests about the study programme. Please describe your academic background, your reasons for applying and what you hope to achieve from the course, including any relevant experience, strengths, ambitions or research interests.
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

Application closing date

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.  Our first application deadline is the 29 March 2019.  Applications will remain open if places are available and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full.

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: £9,900 per year (2019/20)
  • Full time overseas fees: £25,500 per year (2019/20)
  • Part time Home/EU fees: £4,995 per year (2019/20)
  • Part time overseas fees: £12,750 per year (2019/20)

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.


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.

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.

Additional costs/expenses

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

  • books if you choose to buy your own copies

  • clothing for optional course related events and competitions

  • library fees and fines

  • personal photocopies

  • printing course handouts

  • society membership fees

  • stationery

  • travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

  • graduation costs.

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

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.

Career prospects

Many of our graduates have gone onto further research in funded PhD programmes. All of our students who have applied for National Grid training in a speciality have been successful and the feedback has been outstanding.

Career destinations





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