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Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Clinical Professional Studies

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Clinical Professional Studies

Key facts

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Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 3-5 years

Eligible applicants: UK, EU, international

Location: University of Brighton, Falmer campus, University of Sussex, Falmer

Course Leader: Jackie Knight >

General enquiries: Enquiries@brighton.ac.uk  

This course is jointly validated by the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex.

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Information for interntational students can be found in the international postgraduate prospectus.

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Key areas of study

Three professional modules:

  • Research methods and critical appraisal
  • Leadership and change management in clinical services
  • Communication, learning and teaching in health and social care

It is possible to substitute another module from the BSMS Department of Medical Education portfolio for one of the above modules.

Course overview

This course will provide a rounded education to prepare senior specialists for clinical practice, taking into account their academic and professional development needs.

It is part of the Clinical Specialties programme within Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and is jointly validated by the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex. Participants will study both theory and practical skills in a range of subjects that cover the three core domains of research, leadership and education.

"This is the ideal qualification for those who retain a clinical focus with commitment to the improvement of patient care. Working in partnership with clinical experts, patients, health and social care providers, this exciting new programme is designed for experienced clinicians working in a clinical, education, management or research role who are keen to challenge their thinking, gain new skills and make a difference to their practice."

Ms Jackie Knight
Course Leader

Course structure

Research methods and critical appraisal
Leadership and change management in clinical services
Communication, learning and teaching in health and social care

Career opportunities

The course will help develop the careers of medical and healthcare professionals, supporting them to become better-rounded clinical professionals.

The knowledge, skills and practice they gain will enable them to be more effective senior clinicians, and prepare them to undertake greater leadership roles in the future.

Entry requirements

Entry is open to all medical trainees, physician associates, locally employed doctors, specialty associate doctors and other healthcare professionals. Students should normally have at least one year of professional practice before entering the course. For international students a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 is required.

This course is open to applications from UK/ EU/ Island residents and international students. 

Fees and funding

The fees listed below are the overall costs for full-time courses taken in the academic year 2018-19. Where courses are taken part-time over more than one academic year, fees are usually charged pro-rata for the modules taken during each academic year.  

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UK / EU / Island students £2,613

International £4,860

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Applications are made through the University of Brighton online portal. 

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