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Our world is changing at a rapid pace, and with it the needs of patients across a wide range of medical and health care disciplines. It is more important than ever for medical and health care professionals to develop their clinical skills across their career, to innovate within working practices and to deepen their knowledge base to deliver better patient care. This subject page allows you to explore the wide range of highly vocational courses on offer here at Cardiff, as well as giving advice on how to develop your application.
Professor Ann Taylor Postgraduate Taught Director

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Watch this webinar to find out more about our Bioinformatics and Bioinformatics with Genetic Epidemiology MSc programmes.

Introduction to Bioinformatics

Watch this webinar to find out more about our Bioinformatics and Bioinformatics with Genetic Epidemiology MSc programmes.

Join programme director Dr Fiona Rawlinson to discuss the content and teaching methods of the Palliative Medicine for Healthcare Professionals MSc.

Introduction to Palliative Medicine for Healthcare Professionals MSc

Join programme director Dr Fiona Rawlinson to discuss the content and teaching methods of the Palliative Medicine for Healthcare Professionals MSc.

Sue Jenkins from the Centre for Medical Education gives an overview of the Advanced Surgical Practice, Pain Management and Critical Care programmes, as well as taking audience questions.

Introduction to Advanced Surgical Practice, Pain Management and Critical Care

Sue Jenkins from the Centre for Medical Education gives an overview of the Advanced Surgical Practice, Pain Management and Critical Care programmes, as well as taking audience questions.

Join programme director Professor Marion McAllister and find out more about the Genetic and Genomic Counselling MSc programme at Cardiff University School of Medicine.

Introduction to Genetic and Genomic Counselling

Join programme director Professor Marion McAllister and find out more about the Genetic and Genomic Counselling MSc programme at Cardiff University School of Medicine.

Join programme director Dr Athanasios Hassoulas and find out more about the Psychiatry MSc programme at Cardiff University School of Medicine.

Introduction to Psychiatry

Join programme director Dr Athanasios Hassoulas and find out more about the Psychiatry MSc programme at Cardiff University School of Medicine.

Join programme director Dr Ian Morris as he outlines the Neonatal Medicine MSc course in more detail.

Introduction to Neonatal Medicine MSc

Join programme director Dr Ian Morris as he outlines the Neonatal Medicine MSc course in more detail.

Find out more about preparing for your postgraduate taught course at Cardiff University School of Medicine.

Preparing for your postgraduate taught studies

Find out more about preparing for your postgraduate taught course at Cardiff University School of Medicine.

Our Postgraduate Taught Director, Professor Ann Taylor, answers audience questions about the delivery of eLearning in this presentation and Q&A webinar recording.

Postgraduate Taught eLearning at the School of Medicine

Our Postgraduate Taught Director, Professor Ann Taylor, answers audience questions about the delivery of eLearning in this presentation and Q&A webinar recording.

Find out more about Postgraduate Research within Cardiff University School of Medicine in this on demand webinar.

Postgraduate Research at the School of Medicine

Find out more about Postgraduate Research within Cardiff University School of Medicine in this on demand webinar.

Why study with us?

Postgraduate Study at Cardiff University School of Medicine

Find out why our staff and students recommend choosing Cardiff as the next step in your medical education.

Preparing to apply for Postgraduate study

From your personal statement to your reference, find out what you should be thinking about when putting together an application for postgraduate study at Cardiff University School of Medicine.

Courses

Advanced Surgical Practice (MSc)

Part time distance learning

This is an interprofessional, distance learning course, intended for healthcare professionals who want to specialise in the field of surgical and perioperative care.

Applied and Experimental Clinical Immunology (MSc)

Full time

Designed by international experts working in the areas of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation. Studying on this full-time programme will enable you to maximise your exposure to the research expertise in the Division of Infection and Immunity and the Systems Immunity University Research Institute.

Bioinformatics and Genetic Epidemiology (MSc)

Full time, Part time

The aim of this programme is to provide individuals with a platform to explore, analyse and interpret contemporary biological data. This course offers Masters level instruction in Bioinformatics and Genetic Epidemiology with a focus in genetic epidemiology.

Bioinformatics (MSc)

Full time, Part time

The aim of this programme is to provide individuals with a platform to explore, analyse and interpret contemporary biological data. This course offers Master’s level instruction in Bioinformatics with a focus on genomic bioinformatics.

Clinical Dermatology (MSc)

Full time

Designed for doctors with at least one year of general medical experience, this MSc offers a structured education in dermatology and gives a firm grounding in the fundamentals of clinical and scientific dermatology. It gives priority to clinical instruction, but also emphasises the scientific content of dermatology.

Critical Care (MSc)

Part time distance learning

This is an interprofessional, e-Learning programme, intended for healthcare professionals wishing to specialise in acute care or critical care, and those who teach within such settings. It provides opportunities to explore critical care as a multidimensional phenomenon, through the teaching and module assignments.

Diabetes (MSc)

Part time distance learning

Genetic and Genomic Counselling (MSc)

Part time distance learning

You will be given a thorough grounding in human genomics, genetics, genetic analysis and bioinformatics, in communication and counselling skills, and in the skills required for you to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing genetic and genomic counselling for families.

Medical Education (MSc)

Full time, Part time, Part time distance learning

Our programme will appeal to those wishing to explore the issues fundamental to effective health professions education in a dynamic, stimulating and supportive setting.

Medical Education (PgCert)

Part time distance learning

This Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education is an e-learning course, offering build-up of study credit via a three-stage, progressive course delivered online.

Medical Education (PgDip)

Full time, Part time, Part time distance learning

Our programme will appeal to those wishing to explore the issues fundamental to effective health professions education in a dynamic, stimulating and supportive setting.

Medical Toxicology (MSc)

Part time distance learning

This programme is available to those who have already completed our PgDip in Medical Toxicology.

Medical Toxicology (PgCert)

Part time distance learning

This programme is designed for doctors, pharmacists and other scientists who wish to develop a broad understanding of the principles underlying medical toxicology.

Medical Toxicology (PgDip)

Full time distance learning, Part time distance learning

This programme is designed for doctors, pharmacists and other scientists who wish to develop a broad understanding of the principles underlying medical toxicology.

Neonatal Medicine (MSc)

Part time distance learning

Available to those who have already completed our PgDip in Neonatal Medicine, this programme provides a highly marketable academic qualification for healthcare professionals involved in the care of neonates and very young children.

Neonatal Medicine (PgDip)

Part time distance learning

This programme provides a highly marketable academic qualification for hospital practitioners and trainees, nursing, paramedical and other professionals who are involved in the multidisciplinary care of neonates and very young children.

Pain Management (MSc)

Part time distance learning

This is an interprofessional, e-Learning course intended for healthcare professionals who want to specialise in the field of pain management. It is also aimed at educationalists, to provide the appropriate knowledge and expertise on pain, to teach others from various disciplines.

Palliative Medicine for Health Care Professionals (MSc)

Part time distance learning

This multidisciplinary programme is designed for healthcare professionals wishing to advance their knowledge of the management of patients with non-curable and terminal illness.

Practical Dermatology (MSc)

Part time distance learning

The PgDip is a highly interactive, online distance learning programme designed to provide the participant with a sound understanding of skin disease as it presents in practice, and to enable GPs to successfully manage dermatological problems in patients. The one year MSc is designed specifically for those who have completed our PgDip in Practical Dermatology and wish to pursue further studies in this field.

Practical Dermatology (PgDip)

Full time distance learning, Part time distance learning

The PgDip is a highly interactive, online distance learning programme designed to provide the participant with a sound understanding of skin disease as it presents in practice, and to enable GPs to successfully manage dermatological problems in patients. The one year MSc is designed specifically for those who have completed our PgDip in Practical Dermatology and wish to pursue further studies in this field.

Psychiatry (MSc)

Full time distance learning, Part time distance learning

The MSc in Psychiatry at Cardiff University aims to offer students from all backgrounds a well-rounded masters level postgraduate education.

Public Health (MPH)

Full time, Part time

The Master’s in Public Health programme is multi-disciplinary and trans-professional in both its content and the students it generally attracts. The MPH has been run successfully in Cardiff since 1989 and has a national and international reputation.

Therapeutics (MSc)

Part time distance learning

This programme is available to those that have completed the PgDip in Therapeutics.

Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (MSc)

Part time distance learning

This programme offers an opportunity to explore and analyse existing and developing theories and concepts that underpin wound healing and tissue repair.

Cancer and Genetics (PhD, MPhil, MD)

Full-time, part-time

The programme will lead to a research degree in cancer and or genetics that could be used in a variety of academic, clinical and industrial settings.

Infection and Immunity (PhD, MPhil, MD)

Full-time, part-time

To offer a broad knowledge and expertise in in all aspects of immunological-based disease processes at the molecular and cellular level, with strengths in innate immunity, cancer immunology, T-cell biology and viral and bacterial infection.

Medical Education (PhD, MPhil)

Educational research is fundamental to improving medical and health-related professional practice, from medical school to postgraduate training, and continuing professional development.

Medicine (PhD, MPhil, MD)

Full-time, part-time

The School of Medicine offers research degrees in the medical disciplines such as cancer, immunology, infection, immunity, neurosciences, mental health, population medicine and medical education.

Population Medicine (PhD, MPhil, MD)

Full-time, part-time

Division of Population Medicine postgraduate research programmes focus on Prevention and redesigning healthcare services.

Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences (PhD, MPhil, MD)

Full-time, part-time

The Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences is one of the largest university Division of psychiatry in the UK, providing leadership in clinical practice, teaching and high quality, cutting-edge research across many areas of psychiatric practice.

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Established expertise

We are one of the largest providers of medically related postgraduate taught courses in the UK.

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Study worldwide

Many of our courses are part or fully distance learning, allowing you to benefit from our expertise wherever you are based.

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Vocational skills

Our programmes aim to enhance the careers and knowledge base of existing healthcare professionals and others in related fields

An introduction to our range of postgraduate taught programmes

View a full list of our programmes.

This is an interprofessional, distance learning course, intended for healthcare professionals who want to specialise in the field of surgical and perioperative care.

Advanced Surgical Practice

This is an interprofessional, distance learning course, intended for healthcare professionals who want to specialise in the field of surgical and perioperative care.

Studying on this full-time programme will enable you to maximise your exposure to the research expertise in the Division of Infection and Immunity and the Systems Immunity University Research Institute.

Applied and Experimental Clinical Immunology

Studying on this full-time programme will enable you to maximise your exposure to the research expertise in the Division of Infection and Immunity and the Systems Immunity University Research Institute.

The aim of this programme is to provide individuals with a platform to explore, analyse and interpret contemporary biological data. This course offers Master’s level instruction in Bioinformatics with a focus on genomic bioinformatics.

Bioinformatics

The aim of this programme is to provide individuals with a platform to explore, analyse and interpret contemporary biological data. This course offers Master’s level instruction in Bioinformatics with a focus on genomic bioinformatics.

Designed for doctors with at least one year of general medical experience, this MSc offers a structured education in dermatology and gives a firm grounding in the fundamentals of clinical and scientific dermatology.

Clinical Dermatology

Designed for doctors with at least one year of general medical experience, this MSc offers a structured education in dermatology and gives a firm grounding in the fundamentals of clinical and scientific dermatology.

This is an interprofessional, e-Learning programme, intended for healthcare professionals wishing to specialise in acute care or critical care, and those who teach within such settings.

Critical Care

This is an interprofessional, e-Learning programme, intended for healthcare professionals wishing to specialise in acute care or critical care, and those who teach within such settings.

During this MSc programme, you will be given a thorough grounding in human genomics, genetics, genetic analysis and bioinformatics, in communication and counselling skills, and in the skills required for you to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing genetic and genomic counselling for families.

Genetic and Genomic Counselling

During this MSc programme, you will be given a thorough grounding in human genomics, genetics, genetic analysis and bioinformatics, in communication and counselling skills, and in the skills required for you to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing genetic and genomic counselling for families.

Our Medical Education programmes are committed to promoting excellence in learning and teaching for health professionals. They are for all medical, dental and other health professionals who aim to professionalise the role of the clinician as teacher.

Medical Education

Our Medical Education programmes are committed to promoting excellence in learning and teaching for health professionals. They are for all medical, dental and other health professionals who aim to professionalise the role of the clinician as teacher.

Our Medical Toxicology programmes are designed for doctors, pharmacists and other scientists who wish to develop a broad understanding of the principles underlying medical toxicology.

Medical Toxicology

Our Medical Toxicology programmes are designed for doctors, pharmacists and other scientists who wish to develop a broad understanding of the principles underlying medical toxicology.

These programmes provide a highly marketable academic qualification for hospital practitioners and trainees, nursing, paramedical and other professionals who are involved in the multidisciplinary care of neonates and very young children.

Neonatal Medicine

These programmes provide a highly marketable academic qualification for hospital practitioners and trainees, nursing, paramedical and other professionals who are involved in the multidisciplinary care of neonates and very young children.

This is an interprofessional, e-Learning course intended for healthcare professionals who want to specialise in the field of pain management. It is also aimed at educationalists, to provide the appropriate knowledge and expertise on pain, to teach others from various disciplines.

Pain Management

This is an interprofessional, e-Learning course intended for healthcare professionals who want to specialise in the field of pain management. It is also aimed at educationalists, to provide the appropriate knowledge and expertise on pain, to teach others from various disciplines.

This multidisciplinary programme is designed for healthcare professionals wishing to advance their knowledge of the management of patients with non-curable and terminal illness.

Palliative Medicine for Health Care Professionals

This multidisciplinary programme is designed for healthcare professionals wishing to advance their knowledge of the management of patients with non-curable and terminal illness.

These programmes are part of a highly interactive, online distance learning programme designed to provide the participant with a sound understanding of skin disease as it presents in practice, and to enable GPs to successfully manage dermatological problems in patients.

Practical Dermatology

These programmes are part of a highly interactive, online distance learning programme designed to provide the participant with a sound understanding of skin disease as it presents in practice, and to enable GPs to successfully manage dermatological problems in patients.

The MSc in Psychiatry at Cardiff University aims to offer students from all backgrounds a well-rounded masters level postgraduate education.

Psychiatry

The MSc in Psychiatry at Cardiff University aims to offer students from all backgrounds a well-rounded masters level postgraduate education.

The Master’s in Public Health programme is multi-disciplinary and trans-professional in both its content and the students it generally attracts. The MPH has been run successfully in Cardiff since 1989 and has a national and international reputation.

Public Health (MPH)

The Master’s in Public Health programme is multi-disciplinary and trans-professional in both its content and the students it generally attracts. The MPH has been run successfully in Cardiff since 1989 and has a national and international reputation.

This programme offers an opportunity to explore and analyse existing and developing theories and concepts that underpin wound healing and tissue repair.

Wound Healing and Tissue Repair

This programme offers an opportunity to explore and analyse existing and developing theories and concepts that underpin wound healing and tissue repair.

Flexible, online learning

Postgraduate student studying

Find out more about distance learning

Many of our courses allow you to gain a qualification and experience a university education while continuing your employment or other responsibilities.

Medical students in training

Discover our range of standalone modules

Balance your professional development with your current commitments and get an introduction to a topic through short, rigorous modules.

Life as a postgraduate taught student at the School of Medicine

Without the programme I wouldn't be able to even dream about a PhD. I was able to enrich myself with the required knowledge for thinking more in-depth. In my clinical practice I definitely have a different view, and more access to evidence-based medicine than before the programme. Difficult topics related to clinical practice are discussed on a higher level and with scientific arguments.
Sandra Liew, Anaesthetic Nurse and Advanced Surgical Practice MSc graduate

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Online taster module

Our MSc Psychiatry team have created a short module around how to support your mental health during the COVID19 pandemic.

Library services

Find out the key resources and support you’ll have access to as a postgraduate taught student.

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