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Clinical Endocrinology Online MSc

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Distance without attendance


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Endocrinology (Medicine)

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc in Clinical Endocrinology is designed to cover a complete curriculum in Endocrinology for new entrants into the fields and as an update and extension for those already in it. The course provides clinicians with theoretical and clinically applied aspects of their discipline.

Gain a qualification from the Centre for Endocrinology at Queen Mary University of London's Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry - internationally renowned for excellence in both clinical practice and in research.

  • Top 10 university in the UK for medicine
  • Learn from real clinical cases, and an extensive range of specialised journals
  • The Centre for Endocrinology is known for its ground-breaking research into the life-long consequences of endocrine diseases and their biological bases
  • Experience international interactivity with group projects and lively discussion groups
  • Gain confidence and see what you've learned in practice during clinical observations

What you'll study

The curriculum will be covered in a ‘taught course’ of 3 terms divided into modules. Three modules will be covered in each of the first and second term and two modules in the third term, thus there are 8 taught modules alongside (for students completing the full MSc programme) a 60-credit dissertation module.

Each taught module accounts for 15 credits and each module takes 4 weeks to cover the taught materials including one or more module assignments. Teaching will make use of online learning methods and the 'flipped classroom' model. This means that you will study a number of elements using online materials including lectures, podcasts, guided reading exercises and so on, with regular tutorials in which various activities incorporating individual and group work will help you to consolidate your learning. You will complete a reflective portfolio log-book in which your experiences are mapped to each of the modules.

Following on from the above modules you will work on and complete a dissertation for the remainder of the programme. The project title and research/dissertation format will be agreed between yourself and the course organiser and may take the form of independent clinical research or a dissertation based on clinical cases.

Occasionally, students may choose to omit the dissertation, completing the programme at the stage of postgraduate diploma.


  • Eight compulsory modules
  • Dissertation


You will experience a variety of teaching and learning methods including seminars, podcasts and guided reading exercises, with regular tutorials in which various activities incorporating individual and group work will help you to consolidate your learning.

You will complete a reflective portfolio log-book in which your experiences are mapped to each of the modules. This clinical experience will help you to devise your dissertation which you will work on for the remainder of the programme.


In this module students will research and write up a dissertation on a topic relevant to clinical endocrinology. Exposure to relevant clinical topics and materials will form part of this module with a timetabled observership alongside their taught modules including additional attendance at clinics and ward-based activities in order to enable students to develop a particular topic of interest for their dissertation. The final dissertation may be based on (for example) independent clinical research, research allied to an existing or ongoing project, the development of a clinical audit, the construction of a formal systematic review on a topic of clinical interest, a case series or a group of four independent case reports of patients from their clinical practice. Students will develop skills in presenting information objectively, whilst producing a well-organised document, using a scientific approach. The final dissertation should be up to 15000 words in length; where 4 individual case reports are submitted these should be of a quality equivalent to that publishable in a case reports journal and therefore should be compatible with such a format, namely each case should be of 2000-3000 words including a detailed discussion, with a maximum of 15 references and 3 figures for each case.

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Entry requirements

An MBBS or basic medical degree from universities recognised by the University of London. Applicants should generally have worked for at least one year after qualification as a registered medical practitioner registration.

University information

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is an internationally regarded public research institution based in London. It has a long history, dating back over 230 years, and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. QMUL has five campuses in the city of London and an international network of satellite campuses in China, Malta and Paris. There is a population of around 16,000 students at the London campuses and more than 32,000...more

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