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Internal medicine

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Internal Medicine

Key facts

MSc, PGDip, PGCert*

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 principal: Prof Kevin Davies >

Course Leader: Dr Ursula Davies >

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*Subject to validation

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

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Further information about this course can be found in the Course Application Handbook.

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


Key areas of study

  • Intensive medicine
  • Auto-immunity
  • Infectious diseases and HIV medicine
  • Frailty and elderly medicine
  • Research methods and critical appraisal
  • Leadership and change management in clinical services
  • Communication, learning and teaching in health and social care
  • Research dissertation

Course overview

Run in partnership with educators, commissioners and practitioners from throughout the region, the course has support from Health Education Kent, Surrey, and Sussex (HEKSS).

It provides a rounded education in internal medicine, including current advances in medical sciences and their application in the clinical arena. Students will gain a detailed understanding of core research methodologies, critical evaluation, evidence based approaches and the pathophysiology of conditions of clinical interest.

"We are delighted to provide this unique opportunity for
advanced education in Internal Medicine. Our Masters course
promotes in depth understanding of disease processes
across a broad range of medical specialties, including their
pathophysiology and latest research data. It ensures high
level diagnostic skills and expert management technique for
forward looking consultant physicians of the future.

Dr Ursula Davies
Course Leader

Course structure

PGCert (60 credits)

Three of the four Clinical Modules (20 credit modules)


Two of the four Clinical Modules PLUS (20 credit modules)

PLUS Research Methods & Critical Appraisal (20 credits)

PGDip (120 credits)

Three of the four Clinical Modules PLUS Three Professional Modules (20 credits)


Four Professional Modules PLUS Research Methods & Critical Appraisal PLUS
One more Professional Module (20 credits)

MSc (180 credits)

Research Methods and Critical Appraisal (20 credits)


Five of the Six Clinical & Professional Modules (20 credits)


Dissertation (40 credits)

Career opportunities

The course provides increased scientific awareness of pathophysiological processes and will prepare medical trainees for advanced practice and senior clinical posts.

It will train students to be high-achieving consultants and clinical leaders by combining clinical knowledge with professional development learning in the three key domains of leadership; communication, learning and teaching; and the development of research and publishing skills. It will also prepare students who wish to engage in substantive research projects leading to MD or PhD.

Entry requirements

This course will be open to medical trainees who have completed Part I MRCP – or equivalent. Other applicants may be considered if they have an equivalent level of experience and qualification. 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.  


UK / EU / Island students £8,855

International £14,580


UK £5,226

International £9,720


UK £2,613

International £4,860


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Applications are made through the University of Brighton online portal. 

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