Taught course

Clinical Endocrinology

Queen Mary, University of London · William Harvey Research Institute

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements for the course are MB BS or basic medical degree from universities recognised by the University of London. Candidates should generally have worked for at least one year after qualification as a registered medical practitioner registration. Applicants may be interviewed prior to acceptance and course entry may be competitive.

For international applicants, demonstration of English Language proficiency is required either by an IELTS overall score of 6.5 (or acceptable equivalents) or via completion of MRCP to at least Part one level. Students must have access to a suitable computer and broadband access to the internet in order to engage in the full range of accessible activities.

Months of entry


Course content

The PGDip and MSc in Clinical Endocrinology are designed to cover a complete curriculum for Specialist Endocrinology. The Centre for Endocrinology at Barts and the London School of Medicine has an international reputation in this area, both in clinical practice and in research. The curriculum incorporates elements of the UK specialty training curriculum for endocrinology and diabetes mellitus, including aspects which are assessed at the knowledge-based examination required for Royal College Certification. In addition there will be a focus on up to date developments in the field and expert opinions and presentations.

he programme will follow a modular structure. Students will learn about theory and basic science underpinning the discipline in each module, then focus on the pathologies that arise in each system and the clinical approaches to evaluation and treatment. There will be extensive use of blended learning and the 'flipped classroom' so that self-directed learning using novel and cutting-edge learning techniques is complemented by a regular tutorial programme. There are opportunities to pursue individual and group work with a high degree of interactivity.

The course will include data from real clinical cases, guided reading and journal clubs. There will be opportunities to explore the presentation of endocrine subjects in the media and ‘hot topics’ for each module. The taught programme will be complemented by a clinical observation programme and the development of a personal portfolio of experience.

Students may choose to pursue the taught aspects of the course only and complete a postgraduate diploma rather than a full MSc programme.


  1. Endocrinology: Core knowledge and key skills
  2. The hypothalamus and pituitary
  3. Thyroid
  4. Calcium and Bone
  5. Reproductive, pregnancy and paediatric endocrinology
  6. Clinical chemistry, gut and metabolism
  7. The adrenal cortex and medulla
  8. Endocrine oncology and genetics

Information for international students

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

For further information, please consult our webpage.

Fees and funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL Bursaries and scholarships, here: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/funding_masters/index.html

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide [PDF] for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.

Read more about alternative sources of funding for Home/EU students and for Overseas students.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079
email bursaries@qmul.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

PGDip: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/coursefinder/courses/138397.html MSc: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/coursefinder/courses/137562.html

Course contact details

William Harvey Research Institute
+44 (0)20 7882 5511