King's College London

Course Introduction

Overview

Education research in Medicine and Life Sciences at King?s is dedicated to improving the quality of health care through the development of curricula, professional learning across the lifespan, teaching practice and organisational change. Our emphasis is upon education in classroom, workplace and laboratory settings. Faculty and students include people with clinical and non-clinical backgrounds.

Key research areas of the team include: Simulation and Interactive Learning (SaIL), Effectiveness Evaluation of formal and work-based programmes, Cultural Competence and Communication in Healthcare, Widening Participation (building a diverse and inclusive workforce), Developing individual and team- based learning, interprofessional learning, faculty development and the impact of policy on practice.

Description

Education research in Medicine and the Life Sciences is interdisciplinary and includes both positivist and interpretive methodological approaches. Within the Centre of Education of methology is determined by the nature of the research question. We also support interdisciplinary research, and this has included collaborations with medical humanities, social linguistics, sociology and the performing arts.

Our doctoral students form an integral part of a supportive and growing research community. Typically, they publish papers during their doctoral studies, often co-authoring with their supervisors? and present their work at national and international conferences. Students can apply for travel bursaries that are capped at £500. These support visits to laboratories or universities for short visits to benefit from leading expertise related to the student?s doctoral research, attend conferences and present their papers. The Centre for Doctoral Studies offer training and careers advice. This complements faculty supervision and mentoring. Students also have the opportunity to teach and this is remunerated.

Start Date:

2 to 3 years full-time. 4 to 5 years part-time.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine £5,300 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine £5,300 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine £23,400 Overseas Fees
5 years
Part Time
DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine £2,650 Home Fees
5 years
Part Time
DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine £2,650 European Fees
5 years
Part Time
DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine £11,700 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in an appropriate subject. A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Master's degree with Merit or above.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with any of the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill; TOEFL IBT: 92 overall, with a minimum 23 in each skill; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 62 overall, with a minimum of 52 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92