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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.

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 2018.


UK/EU/Island Students £7,840
International £14,580


UK £5,226
International £9,720


UK £2,613
International £4,860


UK/EU/Island Students £6,270
International £14,580

Postgraduate Research Degrees: PhD, MD and MPhil

Please note the following fees are for the 2017/18 academic year. Fees for applicants starting in September 2018 will be confirmed in May 2018.

Full-time home, EU, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students £3,996
Full-time international students £17,850
Part-time home, EU and Channel Islands and Isle of Man students pro-rated to full-time fee Continuation (write up) fee (one year only) £250

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 students develop the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges of a changing health and social care sector.

Strong multidisciplinary learning

We bring together a vibrant mix of professionals from a range of health and social care backgrounds, giving students valuable insights into other disciplines, and leading to stronger team working and better patient care.

Responding to changing healthcare needs

Our courses are tailored 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. Our teaching is relevant and translatable to both national and international healthcare settings.

Benefit of two universities and local NHS trusts

BSMS is a partnership between the Universities of Brighton and Sussex, and works closely with local NHS providers. Courses are validated by one or both universities, which have a strong reputation in medical and healthcare teaching and research.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Postgraduate guide

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