Taught course

Advanced Medical Training

King's College London · Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine

Entry requirements

A Primary Medical Degree recognised by the General Medical Council of the UK, i.e. MBChB or MBBS.

Months of entry


Course content

This advanced medical training programme is designed exclusively for doctors wishing to develop research and evidence-based evaluation skills in clinical practice and leadership,as well as enhance their career opportunities.

Key benefits

  • Participants can select one of eight different specialities, in which they will take half of their credits (alongside students on the MSc programmes in these areas): Addiction Studies, Affective Disorders, Children’s Health, Clinical Neuroscience, Development Psychology and Psychopathology, Haematology, Neuroscience and Women & Children's Health.
  • The programme is highly flexible: Both January and September starts are available; it can be completed full-time over one year or part-time over two years, and half of the modules (in Research Skills and Clinical Leadership) can be completed entirely online.
  • A number of buraries worth £1,000 are available, for which successful applicants to the programme will be automatically considered.
  • The clinical leadership module is delivered by King’s Business School, a leading management teaching institution in London, and our Partner NHS Trusts.
  • The teaching, delivered by internationally recognised researchers and clinicians, covers contemporary issues and is focused on translating research to improve clinical outcomes locally and globally.
  • Participants will have access to the latest leading cutting edge technologies housed across King’s Health Partners Foundation NHS hospitals.
  • The course will be beneficial to participants interested in developing a career in clinical trials, research and leadership.
  • The 60 credits gained on the programme can be used towards one of a number of MSc programmes in the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine (including Addiction Studies MSc, Advanced Paediatrics MSc, Affective Disorders MSc, Clinical Neuroscience MSc, Developmental Psychology & Psychopathology MSc, Neuroscience MSc and Women & Children's Health MSc), subject to gaining admission and programme availability.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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