The MSc Internal Medicine programme is structured into modules for qualifications at Certificate, Diploma and Master’s level and the time commitment required.
You can study for a Certificate (1 year), Diploma (2 years) or Master’s (3 years) degree. Each year of your programme will consist of 60 credits. First and Second year are made up of 10 and/or 20 credit Core modules as well as a number of 10 credit elective modules of your choice. Third year is the Dissertation year where you work on a piece of your own research.
Although you only need to commit 8 - 12 hours to study per week, you are expected to attend weekly online tutorials which are organised in advance and usually take place on a Tuesday or Wednesday at around 1800 hours GMT (although this is subject to change). Your timetable is organised into appropriate blocks of study, taking into account the University’s academic year.
This is a part-time online postgraduate programme where qualifications are awarded at Certificate, Diploma or Master’s level.
The degree normally extends over a period of 36 months. The first two years contain a series of taught 10 and 20 credit modules. A master’s degree is awarded following the completion of a dissertation in Year Three.
You are not committed to completing a degree. A Certificate or Diploma can be awarded once the required number of credits has been completed. If you apply for the Certificate or Diploma, you can also to continue onto a Master’s degree if you meet the criteria.
Credit allocation for awards
Certificate: completion of Year One, 60 credits.
Diploma: completion of Year Two, 60 credits.
Masters: completion of dissertation in Year Three, 60 credits.
Accreditation of prior learning
You can apply for recognition of Accredited Prior Learning (APL) for a maximum of 60 credits for a master’s degree (and for 40 or 20 credits for a diploma or certificate).
APL is most likely to be recognised if you have started a similar course at another university but were unable to continue due to relocation.
In the first instance, you should contact us to discuss your prior learning.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
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Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
You need a medical degree, MBChB or equivalent, at 2:1 level to be eligible for this programme. You must also be working, or have worked, in a clinical context.
If you fall below the University entry requirements but have relevant work experience then your case will be considered. In this instance it is essential that you visit Contact us for advice before submitting an application.
English language requirements
As assignments are in the form of written papers, it is essential that you are proficient in English.
If English is not your first language, you must be able to meet the minimum standards as set out by the College and recommended by the University.
You must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
IELTS Academic: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module)
TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module)
PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the 'Enabling Skills' sections are not considered)
CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)
If you completed a CAE or CPE before January 2015 please contact the Admissions Office for the accepted grades.
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)
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