24 months
4200 GBP/year
4200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The online Renal Medicine (Online) MSc from Diploma MSc provides a progression route from the Postgraduate Diploma.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Diploma MSc is a collaborative partner of the University of South Wales and on successful completion of this course, you will receive a Renal Medicine (Online) MSc.

Do you feel out of your comfort zone when a patient displays symptoms of kidney problems? Would you like to improve your management of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease patients? Could your organisation benefit from a renal specialist? If so, our Renal Medicine Master's course can help.

In clinical practice kidney disease is encountered frequently by the non-kidney specialist, especially as it is as a complication of common conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Therefore, healthcare professionals on the front line, including primary care and specialist units, need to be equipped with the skills and knowledge to deal with potential nephrology patients confidently and effectively.


On successful completion of the  Renal Medicine (Online) MSc from Diploma MSc, you will be able to:

  • Diagnose and treat patients with symptoms of kidney disease with confidence, without being a kidney specialist.
  • Use your enhanced knowledge and skills to prevent or reduce the progression of CKD and ensure timely referral to secondary care.
  • Treat dialysis and transplant patients from a primary care perspective.
  • Consolidate your knowledge of nephrology to ensure best patient care and service outcomes.

Programme Structure

Modules include: 

  • Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal
  • Professional Project

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits

180 credits with the first 120 credits deriving from the postgraduate diploma



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Entry to the one year Renal Medicine MSc will require successful completion of the Renal Medicine Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits). This can be from Diploma MSc, the University of South Wales or another UK university (having completed similar modules). We can discuss this with you during your application.

Individuals who have not completed the postgraduate diploma can apply for the Renal Medicine MSc as a two year course consisting of eight modules (180 credits) with the first 120 credits deriving from the postgraduate diploma.

Entry requirements for the two-year course are as for the Postgraduate Diploma.

Applicants should be working in a clinical setting, either in the UK or overseas, and have a science degree in a relevant subject. You will also need to submit copies of the following with your application:

  • Qualification certificates
  • A maximum of two professional and/or academic references

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8400 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8400 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.


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.

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