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Clinical Dermatology (MSc)

1 year (Full-time) / n/a (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

Please note the below details are subject to final validation approval.

Course Aims

The MSc in Clinical Dermatology (MScCD) is a structured programme designed specifically for doctors who wish to specialise in dermatology after gaining at least one year of general medical experience. The programme aims to give firm grounding in the fundamentals of clinical and scientific dermatology. It gives priority to clinical instruction but also emphasises the scientific content of dermatology. The programme is particularly suitable for overseas medical graduates, but is also appropriate as an additional course to contribute to any dermatology specialist training programme.

Course Description

The MScCD comprises seven modules delivered using face-to-face teaching at the Welsh Institute of Dermatology, Glamorgan House at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, UK. Students are required to attend daily teaching sessions (Monday-Friday, including some Saturdays). Students are required to attend regular general outpatient dermatology clinics in Cardiff and the surrounding area.

In-course assessment is carried out during the course in which group activities, written assignments, histopathology recognition and clinical performance are assessed. Following successful completion of the first six modules, students continue on to the dissertation module.

The dissertation module lasts for three months, beginning in June with a short teaching block and ending with the successful completion of a 20,000 word thesis. The topic of the thesis will be discussed with your personal supervisor. Students are supported throughout this module by their supervisor who will provide constructive feedback to stimulate students’ enthusiasm and ensure that participants have the opportunity to achieve the learning outcomes.

The majority of students are self-funded, though some obtain awards from the British Council, respective Governments, Commonwealth Universities Scholarships and employers.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be qualified in medicine and have a minimum of 1 year's general medical experience.

English Language Requirements: A score of 7.0 IELTS (with 7.0 in all subtests) or equivalent qualification.

Please note that Cardiff University no longer accepts TOEFL qualifications.

Application Deadline: June 28th 2015

Tuition Fees:

  • UK & EU Full Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
  • International Full Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Dermatology Office  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2074 4155 / 2247 

Fax: +44 (0)29 2074 4312 


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