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Paediatrics and Child Health

Imperial College London · Division of Medicine

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Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in biological or biomedical sciences, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy or similar subjects. Students with a diploma and substantial work experience in a healthcare field may be considered, subject to successful completion of an entrance examination.

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the

English language requirements

for postgraduate applicants.

Months of entry


Course content

This course aims to enhance your understanding of evidence-based child health, the scientific basis of childhood diseases and their diagnosis, and treatment of important paediatric conditions.

Postgraduate Certificate

The Postgraduate Certificate in Paediatrics and Child Health offers a theoretical background to the principles of evidence-based medicine and the scientific basis of childhood disease. There is a focus on innovation in diagnosis and treatment within paediatrics. You will also develop skills in the use of computing applied to healthcare.

Postgraduate Diploma

The Postgraduate Diploma will allow you to develop your skills in more specialised subjects relevant to your own practice and research by choosing four out of nine available specialist modules. This level gives you additional practice in skills such as presentation skills, case report writing, journal article writing and communication with different audiences, from professionals to patients and families.

Master's degree (MSc)

The MSc adds a rigorous academic training in research methods or systematic review culminating in the completion of an MSc thesis. The thesis will consist of a report of a research project conducted in your own working environment or a systematic review. Through this, you will gain experience in techniques which may include project design, data analysis and presentation, literature searches and critical appraisal. Work will be prepared for presentation at scientific and clinical meetings and for publication.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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