Taught course

Musculoskeletal Clinical Sciences

Queen Mary, University of London · William Harvey Research Institute

Entry requirements

You will usually need a degree in a medical field (MSc), or a nursing qualification (or equivalent for Pg Cert and Pg Dip options). Clinical candidates should generally have worked for one year after registration. You will also need references from two academic/scientific referees. References should include details of your experience after graduation and a critique of a clinical research article which will be sent to you on request.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme equips you with advanced knowledge and experience in musculoskeletal clinical sciences through study and clinical attachment (observer status). You will also complete a clinical or laboratory research project. This MSc is an ideal choice for clinicians who wish to gain advanced experience in musculoskeletal clinical sciences concentrating on clinical and research rheumatology. Allied heath professionals can work towards a Pg Cert and Pg Dip.

The Centre for Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology is one of the leading rheumatology research centres in the UK, based in the William Harvey Research Institute at Charterhouse Square, the largest pharmacological research unit in the UK. Clinical activity takes place at The London and Mile End Hospitals.

You will complete an original research project as a full member of the research team. This is the only full-time MSc in clinical musculoskeletal available in the UK. There is also a two year part-time option.

Programme outline

Core module:

  • MSc Research Project

Compulsory modules:

  • Musculoskeletal Science
  • Inflammation and Immunology
  • Musculoskeletal Disease
  • Pharmacology of Musculoskeletal Disease
  • Research Methods
  • Study Design
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment
  • Musculoskeletal Disease
  • Clinical Management

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Nina Ravic
44 (0)20 7882 3404