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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 programme 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.

Three competitive £1,500 bursaries are available. These are open to those candidates that have applied, been accepted and paid their deposit before May 31st 2018. For more information and how to apply please contact theodore.dassios@kcl.ac.uk

Key benefits

  • The content of the Advanced Paediatrics MSc  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 programme.
  • 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



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Course detail


The Advanced Paediatrics MSc  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 must 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 programme 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

Full-time - one year


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


Lectures, Seminars and Workshops


One day per week during academic terms

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


Part-time - two years


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; 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 is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.


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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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

You will take an additional 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 and 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 60 credits from the dissertation  and 30 credits from the optional modules in their second year.

We regularly review our modules to make sure our programmes are as up-to-date, innovative and relevant as possible. The modules we offer may therefore change. We suggest that you check the course finder for updates: 


Entry requirements & how to apply

Entry requirements
Minimum UK 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.
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 English language entry requirements 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.

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 30th March 2018.  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 27th July 2018 or from UK/ EU nationals after 31st August 2018.


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 UK fees: £9,900 (2018/19)
  • Full time overseas fees: £23,940 (2018/19)
  • Part time UK fees: £4,950 per year (2018/19)
  • Part time overseas fees: £11,970 per year (2018/19)

Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee. 

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 2018, payment is due by 27th April 2018.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2018 and 30th June 2018, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2018 and 31st July 2018, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2018, 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.

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