Online Master's Degrees in Human Medicine in United Kingdom

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Studying Human Medicine

Human medicine is the study and practice of diagnosis, treatment and disease prevention of patients, with the purpose of improving their well-being. When student gain enough knowledge to put their courses into practice, they become well-trained doctors choosing from wide range of specializations.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The moment you will step into a UK university campus, you will feel you have entered a fairy tale. The UK campuses are mesmerizing and the student facilities are outstanding. All the modern and unique features of British universities enable you to engage in ground-breaking research and experience top quality teaching and learning.

Distance Learning

Distance or online learning is a mode of study that allows students to study most or all of a course without attending at a campus-based institution. Distance can refer to both material and interaction. Distance learning provides access to learning when the source of information and the learners are separated by time and distance, or both.

During this type of education students communicate with the faculty and other students via e-mail, electronic forums, videoconferencing, chat rooms, bulletin boards, instant messaging and other forms of computer-based interaction.

The programmes often include a online training system and tools to produce a virtual classroom. The tuition fees for distance learning vary from institution to programme to country. It is certain that the student saves expenses related to accommodation and transportation, because you can maintain your current living expenses. Distance learning is also a great solution for people that already have a job, and still want or need further education.

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Applying to a Master's in United Kingdom

If you want to study a Master's degree at a university in the United Kingdom, you will have to get the right documents to prove that you fit the university requirements. Provide complete personal information, previous qualifications, financial information, and a personal statement. You'll be asked to present supporting documents including:

  • birth certificate;

  • your passport or national identity card;

  • reference letters from past employers or teachers;

  • copies of past diplomas or certificates;

  • academic transcripts.

To show that you have the right English skills, you'll have to also present a IELTS, TOEFL or C1 Advanced language certificate, and in some cases provide an additional test such as UKCAT, BMAT or LNAT. The deadlines for applying to a Master's in the UK are usually during the summer (June), or in winter (January). Many universities have rolling applications, which means you can apply whenever you are ready.

If you want to apply more easily to a university in the UK, you can use Studyportals Apply – our university application platform. We'll first ask you a few questions to determine how well you fit the Master's programme requirements. Then, you just need to fill in your student profile, including all your gathered personal and academic information. If you complete your applicant profile to 100% you will be able to apply to more than one university. Now, we will be able apply to the university on your behalf and do our best to get you into the university in the UK.

67 Human Medicine Online Master Programmes in United Kingdom

M.Sc. Medicinal Chemistry

How are drugs designed? This qualification focuses on the latest developments in this critical area of contemporary medical therapy, while developing a wide range of skills associated with postgraduate study. Earn a Medicinal Chemistry degree at The Open University UK.

MEd/PGDip/PGCert Autism (Adults)

The Autism (Adults) programme from University of Birmingham is appropriate for practitioners working with adults across the autism spectrum in a range of services and in both specialist and mainstream environments. 

School of Education
MSc - PGDip - PGCert Restorative Dentistry

The Restorative Dentistry course at University of Birmingham will deliver progressive study through Certificate, Diploma and MSc levels providing you with detailed understanding and clinical skills for successful, predictable and enjoyable advanced restorative dentistry.

MSc - PGDip - PGCert Demography and Health

This is a unique programme that offers professional training in population studies that emphasises health and social epidemiology. This Demography and Health programme at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine aims to provide a broad training in the theories and methods of demography and population sciences and their application to health, social welfare and economic development.

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
MEd/PGDip/PGCert Autism (Children)

This Autism (Children) programme from University of Birmingham, approved by the British Psychological Society (BPS) Continuing Professional Development scheme, is designed for professionals working with children and young people on the autism spectrum, including Asperger syndrome.

MSc - PGDip - PGCert Epidemiology

The Epidemiology programme from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine  is the key discipline underlying medical research, public health practice and health care evaluation.

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
MSc - PGDip - PGCert Infectious Diseases

This Infectious Diseases by Distance Learning programme at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine provides a broad understanding of infectious diseases through the core modules in public health, biostatistics and epidemiology, and the biology and control of infectious diseases. Students have subsequent opportunities for specialised study in areas of their own choice. 

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
MSc/PgDip/PgCert Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors (Online Learning)

This 3-year part-time online MSc programme in Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors at The University of Edinburgh aims to support any graduate health care professionals (ranging from nurses to surgeons and anaesthetists) in using evidence-based tools and techniques to improve the reliability and safety of everyday health care systems and processes.

Edinburgh Medical School
Postgraduate Certificate Glaucoma

Our distance learning Postgraduate Certificate in Glaucoma has been developed to allow students to enhance their skill and knowledge in key areas with the opportunity to obtain quality postgraduate qualifications in a flexible and supportive environment.

Cardiff School of Optometry and Vision Sciences
M.Sc. Health Services Research, PGDip

This course is for those who wish to pursue a career in Health Services Research in the UK, internationally with the UK National Health Service (or its equivalent abroad), local government, the voluntary sector or academic health care.

Institute of Health and Society
Postgraduate Certificate Eye Care Governance

The PgCert in Eye Care Governance seeks to provide those involved in the governing of eye care with a qualification that is currently not provided.

Cardiff School of Optometry and Vision Sciences
Postgraduate Diploma Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

The Oncoplastic Breast Surgery diploma delivered at University of East Anglia is highly rigorous, but incredibly rewarding for a motivated candidate wishing to progress quickly in this specialist field. We accept trainees from ST5 and above in breast or plastic surgery from the UK and worldwide. 

Norwich Medical School
Postgraduate Certificate Advanced Lymphoedema Management

The Advanced Lymphoedema Management programme from University of Glasgow will provide the advancing healthcare professional wishing to study at Masters level the opportunity to learn the theory and practice of advanced skills in the management of complex lymphoedema, including the Casley-Smith technique of Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
MSc/PgDip Neonatal Medicine

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.

Cardiff School of Medicine
M.Sc. Clinical Trials (distance Learning)

This degree is for experienced professionals who wish to broaden their role in the design, management, analysis and reporting of clinical trials. It will also benefit anyone wishing to understand more about trials before moving into this field.

MSc, PgDip, PgCert Global Health and Infectious Diseases (Online Distance Learning)

This programme aims to address the challenges posed by infectious diseases in the 21st Century by offering you courses in surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases, as well as evaluating how they impact public health. This Global Health and Infectious Diseases (Online Distance Learning) programme is offered by The University of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Medical School
M.Sc. Translational Cardiovascular Medicine

The Translational Cardiovascular Medicine from University of Bristol aims to develop your interest in translational cardiovascular research and medicine and equip you with an enhanced knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the current approaches and emerging research in this area.

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
M.Sc. Global Mental Health

The Global Mental Health academic programmes are designed to produce graduates who can take charge of mental health service provision at a global level. The Global Mental Health academic programmes offered by the University of Glasgow are unique to Scotland and are the only online Global Mental Health Postgraduate courses offered anywhere in the world. 

College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
M.Sc. Gerontology and Later Life Studies

This Gerontology and Later Life Studies programme at University of the West of Scotland has been designed to cater for a range of professionals with relevant experience and interest in working with older people. It has been designed to have particular appeal to health and social care professionals and also those professionals who are working in the third sector (i.e. for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises).

School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery
M.Sc. Clinical Optometry

The MSc in Clinical optometry prepares students to provide enhanced clinical care to patients. The emphasis is on the co-management of patients and the expansion of the optometrist's role in ocular therapeutics.

School of Health Sciences
Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Photography

If you are a practising photographer working in a healthcare setting, this programme offers you the opportunity to extend your knowledge and understanding of the profession and the context in which it is practised. Through a combination of theoretical and practical based assignments, you will advance your photographic skills and critical thinking through evidence-based, reflective practice.

Cardiff School of Healthcare Sciences
M.Sc. Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine

This online taught M.Sc. in Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine at the University of Glasgow is designed to provide you with an advanced, research-led programme of study in sport and exercise science and medicine. A key strength of this programme is its flexibility, which enables you to specialise in physical activity and health, sports performance, or sports medicine.

College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
M.Sc. Epidemiology (PG Dip and PG Cert)

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is the leading postgraduate medical institution in Europe in the subjects of public health and tropical medicine. It was crowned 'University of the Year' at the Times Higher Education Awards 2016 for its 'extraordinary' response to the Ebola crisis.

MSc, PgDip, PgCert, Imaging (Online Distance Learning)

The Imaging (Online Distance Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh disseminates imaging knowledge, skills and understanding, in order to enable effective and efficient use of imaging, clinically, in research and in industry.

Edinburgh Medical School
MSc, PGDip Palliative Care

This part time, online course covers all aspects of delivering care to patients, including treatment modalities, biological, psychosocial and ethical perspectives. Developed and delivered with well-established cancer institutes and oncological and palliative care expertise, you will experience a comprehensive and intellectually stimulating experience wherever you are in the world.

Faculty of Medical Sciences
M.Sc. Autism Spectrum Disorders

This MSc Autism Spectrum Disorders programme from Queen's University Belfast was developed in consultation with the education, health and social care, and voluntary sectors, as well as individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and is designed to facilitate the professional development of teachers and other related professionals who work, or wish to work, in this area. 

School of Education
M.Sc. Evidence-based Medicine

This course gives you the opportunity to study the central aspects of evidence-based medicine and to focus these on your specific area of clinical practice.

School of Health & Social Care
MFM Family Medicine (Online Distance Learning)

The Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) calls Family Medicine Doctors "our rising stars of the future", reflecting WHO’s renewed commitment to build Family Medicine as a primary speciality across all regions. This Family Medicine (Online Distance Learning) programme is offered by The University of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Medical School
M.Sc. Colonoscopy

If you're an Advanced Nurse or a member of a related profession wishing to study colonoscopy and endoscopy practice to progress your career as an independent practitioner, this is the course for you.

Faculty of Health Social Sciences
M.Sc. Clinical Microbiology

The Clinical Microbiology programme offered at University of Nottingham provides training in clinical microbiology with an emphasis on patient management and infection control. 

School of Life Sciences
M.Sc. Psychiatry

The course is suitable for medical and other health professionals wishing to gain an in-depth knowledge of current thinking and practices within psychiatry. The MSc in Psychiatry is a distance learning course in relation to teaching, but there is a requirement to travel to Cardiff, or another exam centre, for the final exams.

Cardiff School of Medicine
M.Sc. Mental Health

One in four people will experience a mental health problem during their lifetime. Affecting people from all walks of life, its impact is felt on individuals but also their families and the wider community. The innovative delivery of our Masters course will increase your knowledge and understanding of mental health care.

M.Sc. Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine

This taught MSc in Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine at the University of Glasgow is designed to provide you with an advanced, research-led programme of study in sport and exercise science and medicine. A key strength of this programme is its flexibility, which enables you to specialise in physical activity and health, sports performance, or sports medicine.

College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
M.Sc. Drug Discovery and Protein Biotechnology

The modern pharmaceutical industry encompasses the development of “biologics”, for example antibodies and protein hormones, as much as it does traditional small-molecule drug discovery. The Drug Discovery and Protein Biotechnology programme is offered at The University of Edinburgh.

School of Biological Sciences
Master Urology Master of Surgery

You’re looking to specialise in urology, and to be taught by some of the best urology practitioners and academics in the UK. This course will help you develop your clinical, leadership and research skills. You’ll learn to innovate and drive change, and to improve patient experiences and outcomes.

Postgraduate Diploma Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine

This online taught MSc in Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine at the University of Glasgow is designed to provide you with an advanced, research-led programme of study in sport and exercise science and medicine. A key strength of this programme is its flexibility, which enables you to specialise in physical activity and health, sports performance, or sports medicine.

College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
Postgraduate Diploma Health-Professions Education

Together, these online distance learning programmes offer maximum flexibility to busy health professionals who want to learn about theoretical and practical aspects of learning, teaching and assessment, and apply them in the context of their professional practice. The Health-Professions Education programme is offered by University of Glasgow.

College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
MMed Medicine

The MMed enables experienced, qualified doctors to develop an evidence- based approach to health care practice and to obtain a postgraduate qualification whilst enhancing clinical expertise in a specific discipline of medicine.

MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert Quality by Design for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Quality by Design for the Pharmaceutical Industry from De Montfort University is at the very heart of leading edge pharmaceutical development, with QbD-based regulatory submissions continuing to rise and principles being embedded in development processes across the pharmaceutical industry.

Leicester School of Pharmacy
M.Sc. Nursing

There is a global need for postgraduate nursing skills, so our online MSc Nursing course from Coventry University has been developed to meet that need with life-changing learning and enhanced career development.

Coventry University Online
Postgraduate Certificate Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine

This online taught MSc in Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine at the University of Glasgow is designed to provide you with an advanced, research-led programme of study in sport and exercise science and medicine. A key strength of this programme is its flexibility, which enables you to specialise in physical activity and health, sports performance, or sports medicine.

College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
M.Sc. Diabetes

This is for you if you want the flexibility of studying by distance learning whilst expanding your knowledge, skills and confidence in diabetes care to improve outcomes in patient care and personal career progression.

Department of Health and Social Care
MSc, PgDip, PgCert Primary Care Ophthalmology (Online Distance Learning)

This new three year part-time Masters programme in Primary Care Ophthalmology (Online Distance Learning), taught entirely online, is jointly offered by The University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and leads to the degree of Master of Science (MSc). It has been developed in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland (NES).

Edinburgh Medical School
MSc, PgDip, PgCert Food Safety (Online Distance Learning)

This is a online learning programme aimed at students with relevant agricultural and food related background keen to acquire in-depth knowledge on food safety. This Food Safety (Online Distance Learning) programme is offered by The University of Edinburgh.

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
MSc, PGDip Oncology

This part time, online course covers all aspects of delivering care to patients, including treatment modalities, biological, psychosocial and ethical perspectives. Developed and delivered with well-established cancer institutes and oncological and palliative care expertise, you will experience a comprehensive and intellectually stimulating experience wherever you are in the world.

Faculty of Medical Sciences
MSc, PgCert, PgDip Internal Medicine (Online Distance Learning)

This online programme will give you a comprehensive understanding of the processes, investigation procedures and treatment options for common diseases you encounter in general medical practice. This Internal Medicine (Online Distance Learning) programme is offered by The University of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Medical School
M.Sc. Clinical Science (Neurosensory Sciences)

This course is for you if you wish to embark on the career pathway for Healthcare Scientists, accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science. The scheme aims to provide an appropriately trained workforce to work in the NHS through clinical science training.

Life & Health Sciences