University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Clinical Rheumatology

The programme aims to develop students' knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to the practice of rheumatology, enabling them to contribute to rheumatology service development regionally and nationally; provide experience in undertaking and analysing research, as well as emphasising the importance of research as a basis for evidence-based practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be medically qualified with a relevant undergraduate medical degree, and have at least 2-3 years of general medical experience post qualification; although previous rheumatology experience is desirable, it is not essential; students whose 1st language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 575 paper based or 230 computer based.

Course modules

Modules include: Basic science; connective tissue and vasculitides; epidemiology; clinical skills; spinal problems; peripheral joint problems.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by written examinations and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

A number of opportunities are available each year.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time day-release - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
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