The programme is aimed at fully qualified medical doctors practising within any specialty. A minimum of 1-2 years' higher specialist training is essential, for example, StR 3-4 in medical specialties.
Months of entry
This Master's degree, run by Birkbeck in association with the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), is designed specifically for doctors to help them to deal with the modern-day pressures and situations that they face as leaders in the medical world. Modules are delivered in purpose-built teaching facilities at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London.
The academic content is put into clinical context through medical case studies. Presentations about these case studies are given by expert speakers, including postgraduate deans, medical directors and hospital chief executives.
Why study this course at Birkbeck?
- Gain the qualification, skills and knowledge to become an effective leader in the modern-day medical workplace, increasing your future promotion prospects.
- Unique opportunities to meet and learn from leading medical figures.
- The programme is approved for external, non-clinical CPD credits (1 credit an hour) and can be added as self-certified entries to the CPD diary.
- Access to an extensive range of electronic resources, including specially prepared texts for each module and access to Birkbeck's online learning environment. Full access to the Medical Education Resource Centre (MERC) at the RCP which offers a leading collection of books and reports on all aspects of medical leadership to support you.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
Fees and funding
The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses – and you don't have to start repaying until 2019.
Some students currently on the programme receive financial support from their place of work, deanery or trust.
Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.
Find out more about funding and financial support at postgraduate level.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Royal College of Physicians
- +44 (0)20 3075 1420