Should I apply for the PGDip or MSc?
Our MSc and PGDip programmes are identical in terms of the 8 core sleep medicine modules, but the MSc programme additionally provides 2 further modules with a research focus and dissertation. The dissertation requires students to write a systematic review and research proposal of a research area relevant to sleep medicine. Thus, the MSc provides students the opportunity to delve into one area more deeply and to embrace the more academic side of sleep medicine. Students enrolled on the MSc may have the intention to progress onto a doctoral academic programme (DPhil/PhD) to develop their research ideas further. That said, some students simply are interested in the more academic side of sleep medicine and so pursue the MSc instead of the PGDip to enhance their understanding of the research field more generally.
If you are undecided as to which programme would suit you best, it is possible to initially enrol on the PGDip programme, and upon completion, convert to the MSc programme for an additional 3rd year to complete the 2 research modules and dissertation.