Internal Medicine, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
The University of Edinburgh Online
The MSc Internal Medicine programme is structured into modules for qualifications at Certificate, Diploma and Master’s level and the time commitment required.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


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.

Programme Structure

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
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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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 4335 International


Most students will need to make their own funding arrangements to study on the programme.We are very pleased to be able to offer seven scholarships for students entering the programme in September 2014. These are funded by our partners, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. For more details and to apply, please follow the link below. The scheme will reopen for 2015 entry in January 2015.Please note that you have to complete the online application to join the programme before applying for the scholarships. Only students who have already been offered a place on the programme will be considered for a scholarship award.

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