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MSc in Musculoskeletal Sciences

Course Description

The MSc in Musculoskeletal Sciences is a one year full-time degree based at the William Harvey Research Institute, Charterhouse Square, as well as the Bart’s and the London Musculoskeletal Clinical Academic Unit. There is a 2 year part time option with the research project being organised at the candidates unit. It will provide an advance knowledge and experience in this research area via general study, written dissertations, and undertaking a specific laboratory or clinically based research project. Observation of clinics will put this into context. The course is designed for scientists wishing to work in musculoskeletal sciences concentrating on rheumatology research. PGCert and PGDip options are also offered to allied heath professionals.
The Centre for Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology is one of the leading Centres in the United Kingdom, with over 30 members with a wide range of clinical and research interests. Academic activities will take place mainly within the William Harvey Research Institute. Clinical activities will centre at the Royal London and Mile End Hospitals with the Musculoskeletal Clinical Academic Unit. Students will learn by means of a variety of academic activities ranging from lectures, seminars, tutorials and direct involvement in basic and clinical research projects. Learning will centre on the basic and clinical science behind the musculoskeletal system, pathobiology, research methods, scientific writing and critical analysis. It will centre on the rheumatic and allied diseases. Candidates will complete original research for their MSc as a full member of the research team.

Entry Requirements

IELTS equivalent or grater than 7or 600 TOEFLApplicants: first degree of 2:1 or above from a University recognised by Queen Mary College.References from two academic/scientific referees are required, with details of experience after graduation and a critique of a clinical research article which will be sent to the candidate on request. Applicants for part time MSc must provide details of the services available in their Unit for the research project. In addition a written undertaking from their Head of Department is required to confirm adequate time and facilities for the project.

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