Organ Transplantation PGA/PGCert/PGDip/MSc Online

  • Programme duration: Full-time: Full time MSc: (normally 18 months) Full time PGDip: (normally 12 months) PGCert: 1 year   Part-time: Part time MSc: (Normally 3 years) Part time PGdip: (Normally 2 years)
  • Programme start: Autumn 2021
  • Entry requirements: Please see the 'Entry Requirements' tab for full information.

Entry requirements

This programme is available to University graduates with a primary medical qualification. The entry requirements are as follows:

  • Currently working or have recently worked in the field of Transplantation, Renal Medicine or related subspecialties.
  • A letter of support from their line manager confirming the student will have access to an appropriate work-based clinical environment in transplantation.
  • Must be able to access the minimum technical requirements for online study access.

Students who completed one of the modules from the previous programme (i.e. pre-validation) are exempt from doing the same module again (applies to students who are/were registered on the pre-validation programme).

Students should ensure they budget for/have access to a suitably equipped computer with a reliable internet connection for the duration of their studies

Language requirements

For candidates whose first degree is not in the English Language, evidence must be provided of their ability via one of the English Language tests. Find out more about the support we offer.

For candidates whose first degree is in the English language, no further evidences of Language ability are required.

For 2022 onwards:

Applicants from outside a majority English-speaking country (as defined by the UKVI will also normally be required to have evidence of passing either the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examination, the TOEFL examination or the TEEP (Test of English for Educational Purposes) examination before commencing the programme:
IELTS/TEEP: an overall score of at least 6.5
TOEFL: a score of at least 570 on the paper based test, or a score of at least 88 on the internet based test.

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).

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.