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.
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.
Application status Open
Duration One year
Study mode Full-time
Credit value 180 credits
Course intake 16/18
Course leaders Dr Eleanor Higgins
Dr Eleanor Higgins
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Course contact form Postgraduate admissions
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
School of Basic & Medical Biosciences
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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.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and self study.
Lectures, seminars & feedback
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.
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.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Guy’s and St Thomas’ campuses.
King’s College is regulated by the Office for Students.
You are required to take:
Theoretical Dermatology (60 credits)
Clinical Dermatology (60 credits)
Research Project (60 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.
Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £60 applies.
You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:
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.
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.
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.
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
Printing course handouts
Society membership fees
Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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.
"The expertise of my tutors enabled me to grasp the knowledge and understanding of diseases in the field of dermatology and this experience has undoubtedly enhanced my career. I consider myself blessed to have been taught by some of the best people in dermatology."
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