Taught course

Aerospace Medicine

King's College London · School of Basic and Medical Biosciences

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Entry requirements

Medical degree (e.g. MBBS) or international equivalent, and a working knowledge of the aviation environment. Ideally candidates for the Diploma or MSc in Aerospace Medicine course should have held an appointment involving the practice of aviation medicine for not less than one year.

Months of entry


Course content

The Aerospace Medicine programme aims to provide specialist training for medical graduates in the discipline from its research orientated basic science to its operational and clinical application. The course is therefore appropriate for Flight Medical Officers (Flight Surgeons), specialists in aviation and space medicine and for clinicians from other disciplines with a role to fulfil in aerospace medicine. It is not the aim of the course to train individuals in clinical medicine but rather to use the knowledge and experience students already have from their medical practice to allow them to understand its specialist application in aviation and space medicine.

Key Benefits

  • World-class learning course delivered at a location recognised by the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board for higher professional training in aviation and space medicine.
  • Teaching by internationally renowned scientists and clinicians from a combination of academic, commercial and military organisations.
  • An advanced course with a considerable experiential/practical component complementing the theoretical aspects of the course.
  • The only course recognised by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine as preparation for the Diploma in Aviation Medicine exams with contributions by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine examiners.
  • For those undertaking the MSc the course provides a unique opportunity to undertake an aerospace medicine/physiology research project that is carried out in the laboratory or in approved aeromedical centres in the UK and elsewhere.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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