Clinical Dermatology PgDip
Queen Mary University of London
Key Course Facts
The Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dermatology is organised by the Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research in the Blizard Institute, and the Department of Dermatology BartsHealth. This distance learning programme covers core aspects of dermatology over the course of one academic year, with particular emphasis on the diagnosis and management of skin disease from a primary care perspective.
There are two separate but linked programmes; The UK programme is for UK based, fully GMC registered General Practitioners that are able to attend at least 4 onsite clinical days. The Overseas programme course is for doctors outside the UK or for UK based doctors unable to attend the clinical days. The course material across the 2 versions of the programme is identical and successful completion of either programme leads to the award of a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dermatology from Queen Mary University of London.
The weekly teaching sessions are given by experts in the field and comprise written and audiovisual material with a summative quiz.
This course is Accredited with the Royal College of General Practitioners, Quotable in Hong Kong, Displayable in Singapore (upon application to the SMC), 20 Certified Self-Learning Mainpro+™ credits (College of Family Physicians of Canada)
Entry Requirements / Admissions
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UUK places are capped at just 55 due to the clinical days. For this reason the UK course is generaly full by late April and so early application is strongly recommended. The UK version of the course is open to students that are fully registered with the GMC and able to commit to attend at least 4 out of 6 onsite clinical days here at the Royal London Hospital. If you are not fully GMC registered, if you are not able to attend at least 4 out of 6 clinical days, if you apply too late to claim one of the 55 UK places or if you are based overseas, then you will be best placed on the Overseas version of the course. Qualification requirements for the course are MBBS or basic medical degree from universities recognised by the University of London. Prior experience in dermatology is desirable but not essential. Access to a computer with good Internet connection is essential for undertaking the course.
Visa Requirements for International StudentsVisa requirement
All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.
International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.Permission to work while studying
Queen Mary University of London is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.
Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)
After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About Queen Mary University of London
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) was founded in 1989 in the Mile End district of London. This Russell Group University offers state-of-the-art facilities, including their Advanced Molecular Imaging Services, and the Genome Centre for DNA research at Barts and the London School of Medicine, among numerous others for a wide variety of subject matters. QMUL is without a doubt an excellent option for any student wishing to pursue a career path in scientific research, and is recognised worldwide as such.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Experimental Medicine (Dermatology) PgCert||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||£5000||£10800||-||Manchester||On campus Part-time|
|Clinical Dermatology MSc||University of Hertfordshire||65%||0%||2%||-||-||182||Hatfield||On campus Part-time|
|Clinical Dermatology MSc||Cardiff University||65%||0%||2%||-||-||182||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Dermatological Sciences MPhil||The University of Manchester||65%||0%||2%||-||-||182||Manchester||On campus Part-time|