You must be medically qualified with a relevant undergraduate medical degree, and have at least two to three years of general internal medical experience post-internship. Although previous rheumatology experience is desirable, it is not essential.
Months of entry
Our MSc Clinical Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine course is designed for doctors who are pursuing a career in rheumatology or a related subject.
You will cover topics including:
- aetiology and pathogenesis;
- diagnosis and management of the different forms of musculoskeletal disease;
- the structure and function of joints and supporting tissues in health and when diseased.
You will also gain an understanding of the principles of clinical research methods, including:
- clinical trials;
- developing measurement tools;
- designing and conducting observational studies;
- reading scientific papers critically.
In addition, you will build the knowledge and skills you need to carry out and write up a piece of supervised research.
Information for international students
Most international students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system. We ask for English language proof from applicants from non-majority English speaking countries (a list of majority English speaking countries, as defined by the UK Home Office, can be found here ).
Specifically, we require a minimum of:
- IELTS - minimum 6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing
- TOEFL: 90 internet-based (with 20 in writing)
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language, see entry requirements from your country .
As this course is only offered part time, we can only accept international applicants who will be able to support their own visas. Student visas cannot be issued for part-time courses.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
- +44 (0)161 306 5439