Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Paediatrics and Child Health

University of Brighton · Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Entry requirements

Applicants with a medical degree should normally have three to five years' postgraduate experience. Applicants from other disciplines should have a corresponding level of training and experience in their field. Students are normally expected to be in clinical practice throughout the course.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme has been designed to be applicable to students with a wide range of background skills in paediatrics and child health who require a detailed understanding of core research methodologies, critical evaluation, evidence-based approaches and the scientific basis of childhood disease.

A key feature of the programme is its multi-professional nature. This is considered essential for professional practice in paediatrics and child health. The uniqueness of this programme is its emphasis not only on the clinical aspects of paediatric care but also the provision of care which will be imbued within the clinical modules.

There is also the opportunity to plan and execute a rigorous research project in an area of paediatrics and child health or related suspeciality (ie neonatology).

Most modules are assesed by 3,000 word assignments which are centred on case studies or a relevant topic agreed between the student and the module leader. Some modules include interactive role place and poster presentations as part of the assessment.

Information for international students

International applicants who meet the entry criteria and have IELTS (minimum score of 7.0, with no less than 6.5 in each section) are also welcome to apply.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Christina Jones
01273 644644