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.
- 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 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.
- Aerospace Physiology
- Operational Aviation Medicine
- Clinical and Commercial Aerospace Medicine
- Research project in Aerospace Medicine
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- PgDip: 120 credits
- MSc: 180 credits
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- 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.
International32430 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 32430 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA27360 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 27360 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Home/EU fees: £18,240 per year
- Overseas fees: £21,620 per year
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.