Renal Transplantation Science PGCert/PGDip/MSc Online

  • Programme duration: Full-time: MSc: 2-6 years (normally 5 years)   Part-time: PG Diploma: 1-4 years (normally 4 years) | PG Certificate: 30 weeks-3 years (normally 2 years)
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  • Entry requirements: Please see the 'Entry Requirements' tab for full information.

Entry requirements

A medical degree from a recognised university and must be able to access the minimum technical requirements for online study access, which will be issued by the Faculty, prior to registration.

Candidates must currently be working or have worked recently in a transplant, nephrology or urology centre. And must be able to demonstrate prior to admission that they will have access to an appropriate work based clinical environment in transplantation. A letter of support from their line manager confirming this is required.

English language is NOT required for students who studied medicine in English. For those who did not study medicine in English or whose first language is not English, evidence must be provided of their ability via one of the English language tests as detailed at

Typically, candidates will do an assessment such as IELTS and the required level for entry for these modules is a score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 7.0 in each section of the test).

All students must be able to access the minimum technical requirements for online study access.

International qualifications

International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. You can see typically accepted qualifications by country here

English language qualifications

This is a linguistically demanding programme and students whose first language is not English are required to have passed the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examination before commencing the programme. The IELTS reading and writing tests taken by candidates must be the Academic Reading and Academic Writing tests.

If you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at

This course will only consider IELTS scores (other Secure English Language tests or Country specific tests such as WAEC or Malaysian SPM 1119 are not suitable for this programme).

IELTS7.0 (with no band less than 6.5)

Please be advised that TOEFL is no longer classified by UK Visas and Immigration as a Secure English Language Test (SELT). However, at the current time the university is continuing to accept TOEFL, at the required level, for entry on to Undergraduate and Postgraduate academic programmes.