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Gender Identity Healthcare

PGDip and PGCert

Available to study anywhere in the world

The PGCert and PGDip in Gender Identity Healthcare Practice aims to enable participants to develop an in-depth, evidence-based  understanding of gender dysphoria and healthcare for trans and gender-diverse patients, and the spectrum of clinical care. The application of learning in work-based settings will enable effective and reflective care for patients before, during and after their time within specialist transgender health services and deliver a positive patient experience through evidence-informed practice.

As a graduate of this suite of programmes you will be able to gain the skills and knowledge you need to gain recognition for training or expertise in the area of gender identity healthcare in adults.

Programme details

What must you complete?

Postgraduate Certificate in Gender Identity Healthcare Practice:

  • Three online 15 credit modules;
  • One 15 credit Practicum.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Gender Identity Healthcare Practice:

  • Four online 15 credit modules;
  • One 15 credit Practicum;
  • One 45 credit Practicum.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Theoretical Foundations for Gender Identity Healthcare:

  • Four online 15 credit modules.

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Download the Programme Specification

February 2020 intake 
Application deadline  7 January 2020
Registration deadline  10 February 2020


Online support

When you register, we will give you access to the Student Portal. You can then access your University of London email account and other key resources including:

  • The Student Guide provides information which is common to all students and gives useful information about your relationship with the University of London through to graduation. 
  • The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which offers online learning support, access to the student café and discussion areas, past examination papers and other study materials.
  • The Online Library provides access to over 100 million academic electronic items comprising E-books, E-journals, conference proceedings, etc. In addition, students can request items which are not held in the library via the library's Inter-Library loans service with the British Library.
  • Senate House Library provides free reference access for all registered distance and flexible learning students.

Study materials

All essential resources, activities, videos, discussions and support are provided through the VLE. This allows you to fit your studies around your work commitments. There is no need to purchase additional textbooks.

Time commitment

The flexible approach to learning allows students to complete the awards in the time periods as follows:

Postgraduate DiplomaTwo yearsFive years
Postgraduate CertificateOne yearFour years
Individual modulesOne study sessionTwo study sessions



The two practicums are delivered by work-based learning in specialist, approved gender identity healthcare settings and the participants are supported and assessed by clinical educators in these settings with support from the RCP programme team.


See the Programme Regulations for details of the assessment elements for these awards.

All applicants to these programmes must be statutorily regulated healthcare professionals, registered and in good standing with their professional body.

Applicants must have evidence of an undergraduate degree or acceptable equivalent.

Participants registering on the PGCert or PGDip in Gender Identity Healthcare Practice must also be working in, or be able to complete their practical assignments in, an approved clinical setting in the UK and must be registered healthcare professionals of good standing and working independently.

If you are unsure what is meant by this statement see the Skills for Health website for more guidance as to levels, generally this will be above grade 6 or contact the Royal College of Physicians.

Computer requirements

We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly.

More about computer requirements

English Language requirements

You need a high standard of English to study this programme. You will meet our language requirements if you have achieved one of the following within the past three years:

  • IELTS: at least 7 overall, with 6.5 in the written test.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (grade C or above).

The fees below relate to the 2019-2020 session. They may increase by up to 5% per year.

Indicative Totals2019-2020
PGDip Gender Identity Healthcare Practice£5390
PGCert Gender Identity Healthcare Practice£3430
PGCert Theoretical Foundations for Gender Identity Healthcare£3920
Pay per module/practicum2019-2020
Module fee£980
Practicum 1£490
Practicum 2£980
Individual modules (standalone, excluding Practicums)2019-2020
Individual module fee£980
Individual module resit fee£490


How to pay your fees.

Please note: all student fees shown are net of any local VAT, Goods and Services Tax (GST) or any other sales tax payable by the student in their country of residence. Where the University is required to add VAT, GST or any other sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the fees shown during the payment process. For students resident in the UK, our fees are exempt from VAT.

This credential will support clinicians to gain recognition for training or expertise in a particular area of practice, in this case gender identity healthcare in adults.

The University of London has collaborated with the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) to develop this programme, with the RCP responsible for providing academic direction and content. The programme is governed by the University of London, and the University of London is the awarding body for this programme.

Without the cost of moving to London, studying for your University of London degree anywhere in the world represents excellent value for money. However, there are additional sources of support depending on where you live and how you choose to study.

More on funding your study.