M.Sc. On Campus

Paediatrics and Child Health - Intensive Care

12 months
29400 GBP/year
12900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Paediatrics and Child Health - Intensive Care programme from University College London (UCL) you will give you both practical experience and academic insight into several areas of intensive care paediatrics.


During this Paediatrics and Child Health - Intensive Care programme from University College London (UCL), you will learn the theory behind current approaches, whilst also exploring the latest research that is driving the speciality forward. This focus makes the programme of value to both general paediatricians and potential intensivists.

You will learn about the theory and practice of paediatric intensive care medicine (PICM), covering general issues, cardiac critical care and transport of the critically ill child. Content includes topics from UK and international PICM curricula, and will help towards building the knowledge and understanding required to undertake the European Paediatric/Neonatal Intensive Care professional qualification.  

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and research project supervision. Assessment is through a combination of multiple choice questions and short-answer question examinations, essays, posters, presentations, reflective portfolios, critical appraisal of literature and, if the full MSc is taken, the dissertation, including an oral presentation.


It is expected that most of the medically-qualified graduates from this pathway will pursue a career involving  paediatric intensive care medicine in the UK or abroad. This may be as a general paediatrician with an interest in intensive care or as specialist intensivists. Nurses and associated professionals are likely to be looking for career progression into senior posts in PICM in both clinical and management roles.


This programme provides experience in current practice within paediatric intensive care medicine and equips you to do research in both PICM and other areas of interest. These skills increase general employability and may open up training opportunities and more senior posts in PICM going forward.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Paediatric Clinical Care (General)
  • Cardiac Critical Care
  • Stabilisation and Transport of the Critically 
  • Applied Statistics for Health Research 
  • Evidence Based Child Health
  • Research Project Report
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Clinical Genomics, Genetics and Rare Diseases
  • Specialist Paediatrics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it's full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Medically qualified applicants should have post-qualification experience in paediatrics or child health. 
  • Non-medically qualified applicants should normally have a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, and several years' specialist experience of working in hospitals, community child health or public health services for children and families.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.

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.


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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