United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

The Advanced Paediatrics MSc course will provide you with a detailed understanding of research methods and statistics applied to the provision of child health, as well as the knowledge and understanding to conduct reliable methodological research projects. You will be working with an established faculty with advanced knowledge of the management processes in NHS Trusts.

Key benefits:

  • The content of the Advanced Paediatrics MSc course reflects the expertise of King's Health Partners staff, who together provide clinical services to one quarter of the population in London, one of the world's most economically and socially diverse cities.
  • You will be working with established leaders with advanced knowledge of the management process of modern-day NHS Trusts.
  • Close collaboration with the Paediatric Academic staff at St George's Hospital provides a demanding and diverse study course.
  • Learn about leadership from some of the country's most inspirational clinical specialists.
  • Key specialist areas of study include Paediatric Critical Care, Neonatology, Respiratory and Allergy, Cardiology, Hepatology/Renal and Gastroenterology, and a new module of Child Mental Health.

Who should take this course

The Advanced Paediatrics MSc course is a multidisciplinary master's degree designed for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health professionals. This advanced study course concentrates on expanding your research and evidence-based evaluation skills in clinical practice and leadership, as well as enhancing your career opportunities in research and academia.

The typical entry requirement for graduate study is a Bachelor's degree with minimum 2:1 Honours in medicine, nursing or an allied health sciences subject and you will currently be working as a band six or equivalent.

In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.



Course content

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

Required Modules:

  • Paediatric Research: Methods, Statistical Application & Governance (30 credits)
  • Service Delivery & Management (15 credits)
  • Leadership & Professional Development (15 credits)
  • Ethics & Child Health (15 credits)

You will also be required to take one of the following modules:

  • International Child Health (15 credits)
  • Medical Education in Paediatrics (15 credits)

Students are also required to take a supervised research module (60 credits) in an area of choice linked to the taught module, which may consist of clinical research or a literature review.

Optional Modules:

In addition, you are required to take 30 credits from a range of optional modules which may typically include:

  • Paediatric Cardiology (30 credits)
  • Neonatal Medicine (30 credits)
  • Paediatric Respiratory & Allergy (30 credits)
  • Paediatric Hepatology, Renal & Gastroenterology (30 credits)
  • Paediatric Critical Care (30 credits)
  • Paediatric Mental Health (30 credits)

Part-time students should plan to take the required taught modules (90 credits) in their first year and the supervised research module and 30 credits of optional modules in their second year. King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.


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About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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