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Brighton & Sussex Medical School


BSMS > Postgraduate


Brighton and Sussex Medical School is committed to providing first-class postgraduate training which combines clinical, research and professional skills.

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COVID-19 update for postgraduate courses

Ongoing teaching and learning

The transition from face to face to online teaching that was instituted at the end of March remains in place for the foreseeable future. Students should refer to StudentCentral for the latest information on all future modules and ensure that they check their BSMS emails regularly for updates from programme teams and tutors.  

Postponed modules to 2020/21

Modules postponed from this term will be rescheduled for next academic year and the Course teams will be looking at next years timetabling over the coming weeks. As soon as dates of the timetable are finalised they will be made available to students.  

Period of Registration (POR) Extensions

At the March 2020 Exam Board it was agreed that all students with a POR end date of September 2020 or February 2021 would have their POR extended by one year. If students are affected by this, they will receive a letter from the Exam Board informing them of this change in due course. As we gain a better understanding of how long the current COVID-19 will continue we will review periods of registration beyond February 2021 and inform students accordingly.

Taught degrees

We offer a range of full-time and part-time taught postgraduate courses in subjects relevant to medicine and healthcare specialist training.

External colleagues include a vibrant mix of professionals from a range of health and social care backgrounds, ensuring that content is up to date and appropriate.

Fees and finances 

For applicants starting in September 2020-21.


UK/EU/Island Students £8,262*
International £15,156

*For all courses except Internal Medicine (£9,342), Surgical Studies (£10,926) and Physician Associate Studies (£9,000).


UK £5,508*
International £10,008**

*For all courses except Internal Medicine (£6,228) and Surgical Studies (£7,284).

**For all international courses except Internal Medicine (£10,104) and Surgical Studies (£10,104).   


UK £2,754*
International £5,004**

*For all courses except Internal Medicine (£3,114) and Surgical Studies (£3,642).

**For all international courses except Internal Medicine (£5,052) and Surgical Studies (£5,052).


UK/EU/Island Students £6,624
International £15,156

Fees for Postgraduate single modules (2020-21)

UK/EU/Island Students £918 (per module)

Find out more about fees and funding >

Find out about funding opportunities for research projects >

Continuing professional development

BSMS offers a variety of continuing professional development (CPD) learning opportunities to help you to develop new skills and update your current knowledge base. Many single taught modules from our Masters courses can also be taken as CPD courses.

Our courses are designed to ensure professionals are up to date with current policies and practice guidelines, and help develop their knowledge and skills. CPD points are awarded for participation in workshops or short courses and participants receive a certificate of completion.

Read about single modules as CPD >

Read about short courses and workshops >

Read about Bespoke training and commissions >

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Why choose BSMS?

Clinical and professional combined

All our clinical courses include professional modules as standard, ensuring that students develop the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges of a changing health and social care sector.

Strong multidisciplinary learning

Our courses bring together a vibrant mix of professionals from a variety of health and social care backgrounds. As a result, students gain valuable insights into other disciplines, leading to stronger team working – and, ultimately, to better patient care.

Responding to changing healthcare needs

We tailor our courses to reflect the current changes taking place within the wider healthcare environment, including the NHS, local authorities and independent or third sector providers delivering or planning services.

Nationally and globally relevant

Our courses are delivered by high-level practitioners, who base their teaching on the latest research and case studies. Prominent guest lecturers add to the student experience. This ensures the knowledge is relevant and translatable to both national and international healthcare settings.

Regionally significant

For those based in southern England, our course content draws on regional experience with local professionals delivering the course, using relevant research and case studies that are directly applicable to the regional health sector.

Benefit of two universities and local NHS trusts

BSMS is a partnership between the Universities of Sussex and Brighton with local NHS providers, and all courses are validated by both universities. Each has a strong reputation in medical and healthcare teaching and research. Some clinical courses also take place in NHS trusts which work closely with both universities.

Conveniently located with excellent transport links

BSMS is just over an hour from London, and 45 minutes from Gatwick Airport. Most courses are delivered at the main campus at Falmer or at nearby NHS centres. The vibrant city and seafront of Brighton are just four miles away.

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Living here

BSMS is a great place to study, nestled in the South Downs and near the bustling city of Brighton and Hove.

We are just over an hour from London, and an hour from Gatwick Airport. 

read more about living here >

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International students

BSMS welcomes international students on our postgraduate courses. We can offer you a range of benefits, including preparation in language and study skills and dedicated support from tutorial staff.

Find out about study as an international student >

Clinical academic postgraduate training

The Academic Training Programme at BSMS is aimed at doctors who are considering an academic career in medicine. Our programme is jointly overseen by BSMS and Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex, in close collaboration with Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust and Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust.

Read more about clinical academic training >

Postgraduate guide

If you would like to find out more about our Postgraduate courses, you can view or request a Postgraduate guide.

Get our Postgraduate guide >

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Apply now

Please apply for any postgraduate courses via the University of Brighton online application system, by clicking on the link below.

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