12 months
35800 GBP/year
29850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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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.


The Aerospace Medicine programme at King's College London aims to provide specialist training for medical graduates in the discipline from its research orientated basic science to its operational and clinical application. 

The course is therefore appropriate for Flight Medical Officers (Flight Surgeons), specialists in aviation and space medicine and for clinicians from other disciplines with a role to fulfil in aerospace medicine. 

It is not the aim of the course to train individuals in clinical medicine but rather to use the knowledge and experience students already have from their medical practice to allow them to understand its specialist application in aviation and space medicine. 

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 from a combination of academic, commercial and military organisations.
  • An advanced course with a considerable experiential/practical component complementing the theoretical aspects of the course.
  • The only course recognised by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine as preparation for the Diploma in Aviation Medicine exams with contributions by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine examiners.

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


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits
  • PgDip: 120 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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.
  • You should submit a personal statement of approximately one side of A4 in length outlining your interests in the programme, including a description of your academic background, your reasons for applying and what you hope to gain from the programme. 
  • 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

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  • International

    35800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35800 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    29850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29850 GBP per year during 12 months.

PG Dip:

  • Home/UK fees: £19,900 per year 
  • Overseas fees: £23,840 per year 

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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