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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 King’s College Hospital, Evelina London Children’s Hospital and 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 Child Mental Health. 

Key information

Application status Closed

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 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

Two (part-time only)

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. 


Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations.  Forms of assessment may typically include a written assignment or an oral presentation.   Your final mark will be based on coursework or examinations with a different contribution of each in different modules. For example the year two optional modules, two written assignments account for 40% of the mark each and an oral presentation accounts for 20% of the final module mark. 

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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  • Medical Immunology

  • Medical Ultrasound

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  • Nutrition

  • Palliative Care

  • Physiotherapy (pre-registration)

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  • Rheumatology

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  • 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 are required to take:
  • Paediatric Research: Methods, Statistical Application & Governance (30 credits)

  • Service Delivery & Management (15 credits)

  • Leadership & Professional Development (15 credits)

  • Ethics & Child Health (15 credits)

          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 and a non-refundable application fee of £70 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 is required. This can be entered directly into the online application form (maximum 4,000 characters) or uploaded as an attachment to the online application form (maximum 2 pages).  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 31 March 2020. After this date, applications will remain open if places are available, but 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 31July 2020 or from UK/EU nationals after 28 August 2020.

Please note you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline and places are filled before the final deadlines above and we are unable to process more offers. 

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 fees: £9,900 per year (2020/21)
  • Full time overseas fees: £26,550 per year (2020/21)
  • Part time Home fees: £4,995 per year (2020/21)
  • Part time overseas fees: £13,275 per year (2020/21)

Students starting their programme in 2020/21 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 2021/22.

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 before 1 June 2020, payment is due by 30 June 2020.

  • If you receive an offer between 1 June 2020 and 30 June 2020, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.

  • If you receive an offer between 1 July 2020 and 31 July 2020, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.

  • If you receive an offer on or after 1 August 2020, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

  • If you receive an offer in late August, payment is due within 2 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.

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





Blue box with King's College London rankings. Starting with, 7th in the UK for research quality. Followed by, 6th in the UK for research power. Concluding with, 4th among multi-faculty universities for research Impact. The source is research excellence framework 2014

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