MSc Respiratory Medicine

University of Birmingham
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

MSc Respiratory Medicine

This taught Program provides you with an overview of common conditions in respiratory medicine, their diagnosis and management, and the balance of public health, community and secondary care input to the overall service delivery in the speciality. It is taught using a mixture of lectures, tutorials, hands on practical sessions and workplace based elements. It will provide speciality training for budding respiratory specialists in primary or secondary care, either medical or allied healthcare professional.

This Program can be accessed through the 60 credit PG Certificate; 120 credit PG Diploma or the 180 credit Masters. If you wish to study this Program to Postgraduate Diploma level then you will need to complete additional modules of the Program but will not need to complete a dissertation, which is only available to those studying for the Masters.

Admission requirements

BSc or equivalent professional qualification (e.g. nursing, physiotherapy or medical degree)

On a case-by-case basis, other classes of degree and/or relevant qualifications and experience of working within respiratory medicine will be considered.

English language requirements

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

  • by holding an English language qualification to the right level
  • by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students

English to IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Core modules

Respiratory Medicine in Secondary Care

This module comprises three face-to-face training days, plus case based learning in clinical practice, a written assessment which focuses on case based presentations allied to evidence review OR may be a service delivery plan, plus an SAQ examination

Respiratory Medicine in the Community

This is also available as part of the MSc in Primary and Community Care, thus is a great opportunity to meet colleagues from other disciplines. Face-to-face training occurs on the following topics: COPD, lung cancer, ILD, TB, NIV, service design and management. Case based learning and assessment similar to the other core module, except with MCQ rather than SAQ assessment.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


MSc tuition fees for 2022/23:

  • UK: £9,810 full-time, £4,905 part-time
  • International: £25,740


The specific aims of the Program are to:

  1. Provide an in-depth understanding of the common conditions and concepts relevant to community based respiratory medicine including:
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Asthma
    • Cough
    • Sleep apnoea
  2. Equip you with a comprehensive understanding and practical knowledge of acute respiratory problems, and complex lung conditions managed in a secondary care setting including:
    • TB and other respiratory infections
    • Non-invasive ventilation
    • Interstitial lung disease
    • Lung cancer
    • Cystic fibrosis
  3. Provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to plan and deliver efficient and successful clinical services through case based learning and supervised clinical protocol design.

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University of Birmingham

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B15 2TT Birmingham
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