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Clinical Management of Pain (Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh

36 months
5135 GBP/year
5135 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.

How will I learn? 

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
  • 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

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.

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)
  • Master of Science (MSc: 180 credits)

These are all delivered online using methods that are fully supported by the University’s award-winning online learning environments.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


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



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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

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  • International

    5135 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5135 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5135 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5135 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • MSc - Intermittent: 10 credits £860; 20 credits £1,715; 60 credits £5,135
  • PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev - Intermittent: 10 credits £860; 20 credits £1,715



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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