Course Comparison

PgCert Family Medicine PgDip Musculoskeletal Medicine
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
1 year 1 year
Assessment breakdown
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Course type
Blended learning Blended learning
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RILA Institute of Health Sciences - OS Based RILA Institute of Health Sciences - UK Based
RILA Institute of Health Sciences RILA Institute of Health Sciences
Entry requirements

A relevant degree with honours or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.


Please view the country specific pagesfor further information regarding the equivalency of your degree. International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability, for example by achieving an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent, see our English language requirements. Pre-sessional English language courses are availableif you do not meet these requirements.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

All applicants

You must provide a satisfactory reference from a senior health care practitioner or line manager with knowledge of your work and experience, and who is able to support your suitability to participate in the programme.

Plus, fulfil one of the following two criteria:

a. Be in possession of an MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) or

b. Be in possession of an equivalent medical degree from a World Health Organization recognised institution

Please note that if the medical degree or other qualification was not taught in the English language, a score of 5.5 in all elements of the British Council IELTS test or equivalent (e.g. Test of English as a Foreign Language) will usually be required.


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