Skip to main contentSkip to footer
Internal Med Image 1
Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Internal medicine

BSMS > Postgraduate > Internal Medicine

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 >

General enquiries: Enquiries@brighton.ac.uk

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

The course has an additional February 2019 start date and applications can be submitted from the 15 October 2018. Applications for September 2019 can also be submitted at this time. Please note that we will only be accepting part-time applications for our February intake. If you wish to undertake your study full-time, then please apply for the September 2019 start date.

Apply Here >

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

Download here > 

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

VIEW HERE >

*For international students, this course will be available part-time in 2018-19 and full-time in 2019-20.

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

MSc (180 credits)

Research Methods and Critical Appraisal (20 credits)

PLUS

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

PLUS

Dissertation (40 credits)

PGDip (120 credits)

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

OR

Four professional 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)

OR

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 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.  

MSc

UK / EU / Island students £8,855

International £14,580

PGDip

UK £5,226

International £9,720

PGCert

UK £2,613

International £4,860

 

Apply here

Applications are made through the University of Brighton online portal. Please note that the course has an additional February 2019 start date and applications can be submitted from the 15 October 2018.

Apply now >