• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Rheumatology (Online Delivery) programme offered by the University of South Wales aims to create professionals who can independently access information and use the information to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base related to Rheumatology. It will develop problem-solving and clinical skills together with preparing students to take a leadership role in Rheumatology.

About

Having specialist knowledge in Rheumatology is an increasingly important role and extra responsibility of medical personnel. 

The team of course authors and tutors are recognised experts and opinion leaders in their specialty areas. Run with the collaborative partner Diploma MSc, the Rheumatology (Online Delivery) programme offered by the University of South Wales is aimed at health professionals who are interested in a leadership role including Doctors, GPs, Allied Health Professionals, Practice Nurses and those with related undergraduate degrees (e.g. Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Occupational therapists, Pharmacists) or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience.

Careers

On completion of the MSc Rheumatology course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the care of patients in rheumatology.
  • Critically evaluate current research in rheumatology.
  • Apply a critical awareness of current issues affecting the care of patients undertaking rheumatology treatments.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of rheumatology that will facilitate decision-making in unpredictable and/or complex situations.

The MSc Rheumatology course will enhance private practice and will help your career progression. The course provides you with a direct opportunity to improve patient care.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Epidemiology, pathophysiology and scientific basis of Rheumatological disorders
  • Roles of allied healthcare professionals and the muti-disciplinary team in the treatment of Rheumatology patients
  • Drugs and therapeutics in management of Rheumatological conditions
  • Management of inflammatory arthritis
  • Connective tissue disease and vasculitis
  • Soft tissue disorders, degenerative arthritis and crystal arthropathies
  • Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal in Rheumatology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      1-2 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Entry to the one year MSc Rheumatology programme will require the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Rheumatology (120 credits) either from the University of South Wales or from another UK University.
  • Alternatively, students may apply for the MSc as a two year course, completing all eight modules (180 credits).
  • Applicants should submit copies of the following with their application – qualification certificates and one written reference.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    570 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    570 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Option A: £3420.00
  • Option C: £570.00

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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