Taught course

Clinical Rheumatology

The University of Manchester · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Successful applicants must have an undergraduate medical degree and have at least two to three years of general medical experience post-qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Clinical Rheumatology is designed for doctors who are aiming at a career in rheumatology or a related subject. It aims to develop student's knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to the practice of rheumatology, enabling them to contribute to rheumatology service development regionally and nationally. The programme also aims to provide experience in undertaking and analysing research, as well as emphasising the importance of research as a basis for evidence-based practice. The programme consists of six taught course units: Basic Science; Connective Tissue and Vasculitides; Epidemiology
Clinical Skills; Spine and Bone; Peripheral Joint Problems

Information for international students

Clinical observership status arranged for international students. For students whose first language is not English, an IELTS score of 6.5, or TOEFL score of 575 (paper based), or 230 (computer based), is required.

Fees and funding

Self-arranged funding.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment8
Dissertation42 (18000 words)

Course contact details

Lisa McClair
+ 44 (0) 161 275 5993
+ 44 (0) 161 275 5043