Modes and duration
- Full-time: 1 year
- Flexible: 2-5 years
Tuition Fees (2015/16)
- £8,755 (FT)
- £22,350 (FT)
- All applicants:
- 31 July 2015
Medically qualified applicants should have post-qualification experience in paediatrics or child health. Non-medically qualified applicants should normally have a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, and several years' specialist experience of working in hospitals, community child health or public health services for children and families.
The English language level for this programme is: Good
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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Students on this pathway gain an understanding of the principles of evidence-based paediatrics, and of the impact of molecular genetics on diagnosis and management of the child and family. You will build an awareness of current and future developments in paediatric medicine and child health and gain the skills necessary to critically appraise practice and policy, and undertake independent research if the full MSc is taken.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of three core modules (45 credits), five optional modules ( 75 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).
A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time 1 year, flexible 2-5 years) is offered. The programme consists of three core modules (45 credits) and five optional modules (75)
A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, full-time 1 year, flexible 1-2 years) is offered. The programme consists of three core modules (45) and one optional module (15).
- Evidence-based Child Health
- Research Methodology and Statistics
- PLUS EITHER:
- Specialist Paediatrics I
- Specialist Paediatrics II
- Epidemiology for Child Health
- Leadership and Professional Development
- Molecular and Genetic Basis of Paediatrics
- Teaching and Learning in Medical Education
- Immunisation and Communicable Diseases
- Healthy Child Programme 0–18 years
- Safeguarding Children and Children in Society
- Nutrition, Growth and Physical Activity
- Respiration through Life, Health and Disease
- Principles and Practice in Paediatric Gastroenterology
- Investigations and Management in Paediatric Gastroenterology
All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and research project supervision. Assessment is through a combination of multiple choice questions and short-answer questions, essays, posters, presentations, reflective portfolios, critical appraisal of the literature and, for the full MSc, a dissertation and oral presentation.
The Michelle Zalkin Scholarship offers exceptional students with a proven career in Child Protection the chance to study for a Masters in Paediatrics and Child Health. More information can be found on the programme website.
More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website
The programme provides an ideal foundation for further doctoral research in this field and/or a career in research and evidence-based practice in paediatrics.
Top career destinations for this degree
- Paediatrician, Great Ormond Street Hospital (2011)
- Paediatrician, Kings College Hospital (2012)
- Paediatrician, Whittington Hospital (2012)
- Paediatric Registrar, Queen Mary's Hospital (2012)
- PhD Paediatric Endocrinology, Queen Mary's University of London (2012)
Students of this pathway will have learnt valuable academic and clinical skills in acute and chronic paediatric practice and will be able to use these in their everyday working environment.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The Institute of Child Health pursues an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to enhance understanding, diagnosis, therapy and prevention of childhood diseases. Our research and our educational portfolio covers a broad range of paediatric issues, from molecular genetics to population health sciences, and our structure facilitates interdisciplinary work and allows flexibility for the development of new areas of investigation.
Our close relationship with the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children means that much of our research and teaching is carried out on a joint basis. Students benefit from excellent facilities in both laboratory and non-laboratory subjects.
Student / staff ratios › 370 staff › 198 taught students › 165 research students
Department: Institute of Child Health
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
The programme is intended for professionals specialising in Paediatrics and Child Health. The pathway in Advanced Paediatrics is particularly suitable for doctors in training who wish to specialise in research and evidence-based practice in paediatrics.
- All applicants
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Paediatrics and Child Health at graduate level
- why you want to study Paediatrics and Child Health at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree