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    Full time available

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    Full-time: 1 year

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  • Last Updated

    24 April 2018

Course content

The Clinical Dermatology MSc is an advanced study programme aimed at medical graduates wishing to specialise in the field of dermatology. You will gain advanced practical training in laboratory sciences relevant to skin disease, and enhance your skills and knowledge of the scientific basis of clinical dermatology. The study pathway also includes a critical evaluation of dermatological literature on a specialist subject.

Key benefits

  • Located within the St John's Institute of Dermatology, a specialised clinical, teaching and research institute located within Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals.
  • A highly practical research programme that includes teaching in a diverse range of clinical and dermapathology sessions.
  • Internationally renowned clinicians and academics providing an unparalleled inter-professional learning experience in a multi-faculty environment.
  • You will attend weekly and monthly clinical seminars in St Thomas’ and Guys hospitals as well as participating in a variety of short courses and conferences.


The Clinical Dermatology MSc will provide you with the opportunities to develop and demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of dermatological diseases.

Located within the St John's Institute of Dermatology, a specialised clinical, teaching and research institute based in Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals, the course has full access to academic facilities including a lecture room, study areas and teaching laboratory.

The study pathway is made up of a combination of clinical sessions, lectures, seminars and conferences by members of the faculty as well as invited prominent speakers, creating a demanding and stimulating learning experience.

You will study three 60-credit modules throughout the year including theoretical dermatology and clinical dermatology, plus a research project with a dissertation related to clinical dermatology to complete the 180-credit advanced course.

Course format and assessment


You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and self study.


The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of essay writing, course work in the form of a clinical Poweroint presentation, pathology slide reading at the microscope, clinical and theoretical OSCEs and a written dissertation and its defence.


This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Guy’s and St Thomas’ campuses.

Regulating body

King’s College is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Career prospects

Our graduates have found employment in senior hospital posts and private practice overseas. Some of our graduates have pursued further higher qualifications and Foundation Programmes in the UK.

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