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Clinical Dermatology MSc

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The Clinical Dermatology MSc is an advanced study programme for medical graduates who wish to undertake a period of postgraduate study in dermatology. You will gain comprehensive knowledge and understanding of dermatological diseases and enhance your skills and knowledge of the scientific basis of clinical dermatology. The study pathway also includes a critical evaluation of dermatological literature on a specialist subject.


Key benefits

  • Located within the St John's Institute of Dermatology, a specialised clinical, teaching and research institute located within Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals.

  • The course includes teaching in a diverse range of clinical and dermapathology sessions.

  • Internationally renowned clinicians and academics providing an unparalleled inter-professional learning experience in a multi-faculty environment.

  • You will attend weekly and monthly clinical seminars in St Thomas’ and Guys hospitals as well as participating in a variety of short courses and conferences.


 

Key information

Application status Open

Duration One year

Study mode Full-time

Credit value 180 credits

Course intake 16/18

Course leaders

 Dr Helena Malhomme

Further details

Course contact for further information pg-bioscience@kcl.ac.uk

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Department School of Basic & Medical Biosciences

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Course detail

Description

The Clinical Dermatology MSc  will provide you with the opportunities to develop and demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of dermatological diseases.

The study pathway is made up of a combination of observing clinical sessions, histopathology glass slides teaching sessions, lectures, dedicated workshops, seminars and conferences by members of the faculty as well as invited prominent speakers, creating a demanding and stimulating learning experience.

You will study three 60-credit modules throughout the year including theoretical dermatology and clinical dermatology, plus a research project with a dissertation related to clinical dermatology to complete the 180-credit advanced course.

 

Course format and assessment

Teaching

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

Year

Lectures, seminars & feedback

Self-study

One

Approximately 130 hours of lectures, 118 hours of workshops / study days / supervised glass slides teaching as well as 240 hours of supervised clinical teaching and exposure to patients.

You will also receive three hours of feedback from mock exams.

1,309 hours of independent study such as preparing for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading, and completion of your dissertation.

 

 Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of essay writing, course work in the form of a clinical Powerpoint presentation, pathology slide reading at the microscope, clinical and theoretical OSCEs and a written dissertation and its defence.

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

Location

This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Guy’s and St Thomas’ campuses.

Regulating body

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

Structure

Year 1

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

You are required to take:

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.

Optional Modules

Entry requirements & how to apply

Clinical Dermatology Entry requirements
Minimum requirements   A medical qualification from a recognised university and current clinical experience of either 6–12 months in dermatology or 3–4 years practising medicine at post-registration level.
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 £70 applies.

Personal statement and supporting information

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

Document checklist
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 describing your academic background and transcripts, 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 Please include two professional references dated within 6 months of the application that specifies the duration of your employment and role within the hospital/private clinic.
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/EU fees: £12,750 (2020/21)
  • Full time overseas fees: £35,500 (2020/21)
  • Part time Home/EU fees: N/A
  • Part time overseas fees: N/A

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.

Deposit

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 31 March 2020, payment is due by 30 April 2020.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April 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 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 

  • 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

Our graduates have found employment in senior hospital posts and private practice overseas. Some of our graduates have pursued further higher qualifications and Foundation Programmes and Specialist Training in Dermatology in the UK.

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