Taught course

Clinical Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Medicine
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

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;
  • epidemiology;
  • 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

UK students
4,875
International students
With NHS contract £4,875, no NHS contract £11,000 per annum

Self-arranged funding.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 on a day release basis months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
pgtaught.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 306 5439