King's College London

Aerospace Medicine

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Rank: 20 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: Guy's Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £34050

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The Aerospace Medicine programme aims to provide specialist training for medical graduates in the discipline from its research orientated basic science to its operational and clinical application. The course is therefore appropriate for Flight Medical Officers (Flight Surgeons), specialists in aviation and space medicine and for clinicians from other disciplines with a role to fulfil in aerospace medicine. It is not the aim of the course to train individuals in clinical medicine but rather to use the knowledge and experience students already have from their medical practice to allow them to understand its specialist application in aviation and space medicine. Key Benefits

  • World-class learning course delivered at a location recognised by the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board for higher professional training in aviation and space medicine.
  • Teaching by internationally renowned scientists and clinicians from a combination of academic, commercial and military organisations.
  • An advanced course with a considerable experiential/practical component complementing the theoretical aspects of the course.
  • The only course recognised by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine as preparation for the Diploma in Aviation Medicine exams with contributions by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine examiners.
  • For those undertaking the MSc the course provides a unique opportunity to undertake an aerospace medicine/physiology research project that is carried out in the laboratory or in approved aeromedical centres in the UK and elsewhere.


Entry requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements. Medical degree (e.g. MBBS) or international equivalent, and a working knowledge of the aviation environment. Ideally candidates for the Diploma or MSc in Aerospace Medicine course should have held an appointment involving the practice of aviation medicine for not less than one year. Applicants will also have to be subject to security clearance requirements in order to be enrolled on the course. Applicants who do not pass the clearance requirements, or who refuse to have their names submitted, will not be able to study this programme, for either the MSc or PGDip/DAvMed. Application procedure Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £55 applies. We aim to process all complete applications within four to six weeks although this may take longer in February, March and over holiday periods. You will receive a notification when your application has been passed to the admissions tutor for assessment. Successful applicants will also be require to complete a health questionnaire, which will be sent to all successful applicants once they have accepted their offer. Applicants must complete and submit the health questionnaire prior to being enrolled on the programme. You will also need to submit a medical certificate indicating that you are physically fit to participate in the practical work which may include decompression to altitude, exposure to sustained +Gz accelerations and sea and land survival conditions.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 7.0 (7.0, All in 6.5)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for King's College London.

About this university

International students

There are some 7000 students from outside the UK attending the university from around 150 different countries. As well as the Student Union there are also other facilities on offer to help adjust to life in the UK including the English Language Centre and help with legal paperwork such as visas, money and fees advice and general assistance with getting settled in. The London Student's Union, which later became the King's College London Students Union was founded back in 1873 and has claims to be the oldest in Europe. It provides students with a vast range of activities outside the classroom including over 50 different sports clubs and some 200 activity groups. It operates two bars, a shop and a gym on campus. Its student media came in the top three in the country and has an award winning website. In 2011, the union was responsible for the first student-led think tank in London, which has a membership of around 2000, making it the largest of its kind in Europe. It covers seven different policy areas and assists in lobbying politicians, NGO's and other policymakers. It also produces a peer-reviewed journal each September called The Spectrum.

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