Paediatrics and Child Health PG Cert

London, Bloomsbury

This programme is based at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOS ICH), benefiting from the unique position the institute occupies within UK paediatrics and child health. This programme consists of your choice of four modules. Upon successful completion of 60 credits, you will be awarded a PG Certificate in Paediatrics and Child Health.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£4,300
£4,300
Full-time = 12 weeks.
Part-time = 1 year.

Programme also available on a modular (flexible) basis.
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£9,800
£9,800
Full-time = 12 weeks.
Part-time = 1 year.

Programme also available on a modular (flexible) basis.
Duration
1 academic year
2 academic years
2 academic years
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 31 Mar 2022

Applications open

Entry requirements

Medically qualified applicants should have post-qualification experience in paediatrics or child health. Non-medically qualified applicants should have an upper second-class UK bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, and experience of working in hospitals, community child health or public health services for children and families.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Equivalent qualifications

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. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

Who this course is for

What this course will give you

UCL GOS ICH pursues an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to enhance understanding, diagnosis, therapy and prevention of childhood diseases. Our research and 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. You will benefit from excellent facilities in both laboratory and non-laboratory subjects.

The foundation of your career

This programme prepares students to be future leaders with high-level organisational and management skills together with the ability to incorporate research and evidence-based practice into health services for children.

Employability

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 and critical appraisal of the literature.

Most modules are delivered as blocks of study, normally over four or five consecutive days. Face to face/online  contact for each of these days is normally from 9-5pm

Modules

Full-time

The programme is taught mainly in one-week blocks dispersed throughout the year and you will need take four taught modules (60 credits). 

A variety of assessment methods are used depending on your choice of modules.  These include multiple choice question and short answer question exams, essays, posters, presentations, reflective portfolios, and critical appraisal of literature.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits. The programme consists of four optional modules and there are no compulsory modules. Upon successful completion of 60 credits, you will be awarded a PG Cert in Paediatrics and Child Health.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble accessable.co.uk. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

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Graduate Open Events: Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Postgraduate Programmes

Welcome to the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOS ICH) Graduate Open Events Series. Join us and learn more about our postgraduate taught programmes, meet our programme directors and ask any questions you might have about studying at UCL. Programmes in this series include MSc Cell and Gene Therapy, MSc Personalised Medicine and Novel Therapies, MSc Infancy and Early Childhood Development, MSc Paediatric Neuropsychology and MSc/PG Cert Paediatrics and Child Health.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time Part-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £4,300 £4,300
Tuition fees (2022/23) £9,800 £9,800

Full-time = 12 weeks.
Part-time = 1 year.

Programme also available on a modular (flexible) basis.

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Additional costs

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Funding your studies

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Next steps

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

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 the chosen programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

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.

This programme requires two references. Further information regarding references can be found in our How to apply section

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications. Further information can be found at: ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes in any application cycle.

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available after 31 March 2022 and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June 2022.

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This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021