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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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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.


Watch our video below to find out more about this course.

Key areas of study

Clinical modules

  • Intensive medicine
  • Auto-immunity
  • Infectious diseases
  • Frailty and elderly medicine

Professional modules

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

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

MSc (180 credits)

Research Methods and Critical Appraisal (20 credits)


Five of the six clinical and professional modules (20 credits)


Dissertation (60 credits)

PGDip (120 credits)

Three of the four clinical modules PLUS three professional modules (20 credits)


Four clinical modules PLUS Research Methods & Critical Appraisal PLUS
one more professional module (20 credits)

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 and Critical Appraisal (20 credits)


Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HEKSS) will fund up to fifteen Internal Medicine students starting in 2018/19 with bursaries covering 80% of the course fees. Bursaries are available to any doctors, nurses and allied health professionals employed by the NHS within HEKSS. 

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 is open to medical trainees who have completed a primary medical qualification and MRCP Part 1. These requirements may be relaxed under special circumstances for applicants with substantial clinical experience (please enquire prior to application).

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 2020-21. 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 £9,342

International £15,156


UK £6,228

International £10,104


UK £3,114

International £5,052

Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HEKSS) have provided funding for a number of Internal Medicine students with bursaries covering 80% of the course fees. Bursaries are available to any doctors employed by the NHS within HEKSS.

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Applications are made through the University of Brighton online portal. 

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