Clinical Management of Pain (Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh

Master Online
72 months
4870 GBP/year
4870 GBP/year
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This Clinical Management of Pain (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh offers clinical health care professionals a wide range of pain management educational opportunities. 


With a flexible and broad selection of options, from single courses, through to Masters of Science degrees, we offer students the unique opportunity to have direct contact with international students, lecturers, tutors and experts in pain management from across the world, widening students’ understanding of pain in a variety of clinical contexts.

Each course in the Clinical Management of Pain (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh consists of themed areas including a blend of short online lectures, practical case studies, directed readings, podcasts, webinars and interdisciplinary e-lectures. The interaction between students, clinicians and academics is promoted through facilitated discussion forums, providing the opportunity for collaborative critical discourse and debate of current issues.

Assessments and course tasks are designed to provide students with authentic learning opportunities, and offer the ability to draw on students’ clinical experiences and expertise, regardless of where in the world students are located.

Career opportunities

The programme will enhance your understanding and clinical knowledge of pain management, improve your academic capabilities and provide opportunities to develop your career. There are many diverse prospects for employment depending on where graduates want to work, the area of the world where they are currently based, and, previous experience and interest*.

You can, however, be assured that as a graduate of the programme, your professional and career development will be enhanced in the following areas:

  • advanced clinical practice
  • clinical leadership
  • research
  • training and education

By combining academic excellence with the University of Edinburgh’s world-class reputation, graduates from our suite of programme are well-placed to continue and advance their clinical careers within the NHS or other health services, pursue advanced academic study or work in industry. Equally, graduates can expect to be academically confident and may choose to pursue academic careers in related fields.

Programme Structure

  • The University of Edinburgh offers a number of outcome awards from its suite of pain management programmes. For those wishing to complete a short option, there are continuing professional development (CME/CPD) courses and for others, who may wish to pursue a longer programme, there are University awards of Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert: 60 credits), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip: 120 credits) and Master of Science (MSc: 180 credits) - all delivered online using methods that are fully supported by the University’s award-winning online learning environments.
  • The programme consists of six, 10-credit core courses which provide the foundation for the elective courses that follow. On successful completion of the core courses, students can then select courses that focus on areas of pain management that are congruent with their career goals and clinical or personal interests. 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits
  • MSc: 180 credits
  • PgDip: 120 credits
  • PgCert: 60 credits
  • PgProfDev: 50 credits


  • No Attendance

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.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).
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

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a healthcare related subject such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, pharmacology, osteopathy, chiropractic and other allied healthcare professions involved in the management of pain.

  • We will also consider your application if you have a professional qualification, such as RGN, with appropriate clinical experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4870 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4870 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4870 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4870 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • MSc - Intermittent: 10 credits £815; 20 credits £1,625; 60 credits £4,870
  • PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev - Intermittent: 10 credits £815; 20 credits £1,625


  • Clinical Management of Pain Scholarships
  • Online Learning Scholarships

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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Clinical Management of Pain (Online Learning)
The University of Edinburgh