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Aerospace Medicine

King's College London

Master
12 months
Duration
32430 GBP/year
27360 GBP/year
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The Aerospace Medicine course at King's College London aims to provide medical graduates with advanced theoretical and practical training in the physiology, psychology and clinical medicine of humans exposed to or working in the aviation environment.

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Overview

The Aerospace Medicine course at King's College London is a unique study pathway that provides physicians with comprehensive theoretical and practical instruction in advanced aviation physiology, psychology, pathology, clinical and operational aviation medicine.

This course includes time based at the RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine (CAM), as the Centre provides an appropriate location for valuable elements of the teaching, and visits to some of the service and civilian establishments used. The Centre also offers unique practical facilities which are available to students on the course.

Key Benefits

  • World-class learning course delivered at a location recognised by the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board for higher professional training in aviation and space medicine.
  • Teaching by internationally renowned scientists and clinicians.
  • An advanced study course providing unique opportunities to undertake an aeromedical research project that is carried out in the laboratory or in approved aeromedical centres in the UK and elsewhere.
  • Additional preparation for the Diploma in Aviation Medicine, Faculty of Occupational Medicine (RCP) is available.

Career prospects

Career opportunities in aerospace medicine are varied. Many undertaking specialist training have already been employed specifically for the role and are sponsored to undertake these courses. However others use such training to better equip themselves for potential employment. Areas of possible careers include with airlines, aviation regulators, air traffic services, military aviation and space agencies as well as in academic or commercial research organisations. Some aviation medical examiners (AMEs) undertake the DAvMed. Appointment as an AME in the UK is now restricted to doctors on the GMC specialist register.

Previous graduates of the MSc course and DAvMed courses have been employed in all these areas and enjoyed a varied and challenging career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aerospace Physiology
  • Operational Aviation Medicine 
  • Clinical and Commercial Aerospace Medicine 
  • Research project in Aerospace Medicine 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

120 alternative credits
  • PgDip: 120 credits
  • MSc: 180 credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Medical degree (e.g. MBBS) or international equivalent, and a working knowledge of the aviation environment. Ideally candidates for the Diploma or MSc in Aerospace Medicine course should have held an appointment involving the practice of aviation medicine for not less than one year.
  • Personal Statement
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained.
  • Two references are required with at least one academic. Professional references will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
  • You may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32430 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32430 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    27360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27360 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

PG Dip 

  • Home/EU fees: £18,240 per year 
  • Overseas fees: £21,620 per year 

Funding

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