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Paediatrics and Child Health PG Cert

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.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2021

Modes and duration

Part time: 1 year
Flexible: up to 2 years

Application dates

Visa nationals
Open: 9 November 2020
Close: 31 May 2021
Non-visa nationals
Open: 9 November 2020
Close: 30 July 2021
Notification
Applications may close earlier if all places on the programme are filled.

Tuition fees (2021/22)

UK:
£4,170 (FT)
£4,170 (PT)
Overseas:
£9,500 (FT)
£9,500 (PT)


Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

To be confirmed

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

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

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.

International students

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.

Select your country:

About this degree

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.

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.

Optional modules

    Optional modules include

    • Epidemiology for Child Health (CHLD0058)
    • Immunisation and Communicable Disease (CHLD0059)
    • Safeguarding and Children in Society (CHLD0060)
    • Child Public Health (CHLD0061)
    • Nutrition, Growth and Physical Activity (CHLD0062)
    • Applied Statistics for Health Research 1 (CHLD0064)
    • Leadership and Professional Development (CHLD0065)
    • Clinical Genomics, Genetics and Rare Diseases (CHLD0066)
    • Specialist Paediatrics 1 (CHLD0067)
    • Specialist Paediatrics 2 (CHLD0068)
    • Molecular Biology of Normal Development and Birth Defects (CHLD0070)
    • Molecular and Clinical Aspects of Childhood Cancer (CHLD0071)
    • Adolescent Health Medicine (CHLD0072)
    • Paediatric Critical Care (CHLD0079)
    • Stabilisation and Transport of the Critically Ill Child (CHLD0080)
    • Cardiac Critical Care (CHLD0081)
    • Ethics and Law for Paediatrics and Child Health (CHLD0084)

    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

    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.

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

    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.

    Funding

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

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

    Careers

    Why study this degree at UCL?

    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.

    Department: Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

    Application and next steps

    Applications

    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.

    Application deadlines

    Visa nationals
    31 May 2021
    Non-visa nationals
    30 July 2021

    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.


    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 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.

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