Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

The clinical management of burn patients has developed significantly over the last few decades. This relates to multiple factors including a better understanding of the pathophysiology of the burn wound, improvements in critical care, as well as advances in skin tissue engineering and burn rehabilitation. There is a vast range of contradictory practices around the world, and this innovative distance learning degree, recognised by both the British Burn Association [BBA], and the International Society of Burn Injury [ISBI] attempts to fill a void in postgraduate burn care education.

Typical career paths include: National Training Number in plastic surgery and burns; Progression within clinical services. For those seeking promotion of any job advancement this degree will go a long way to helping this by enhancing their CV; Entry into academia. Distinction graduates of the programme may, upon course director/lead recommendation, be invited to contribute to the course and this may potentially help professionals pave an academic pathway.

The course aims and objectives are to: Provide an understanding of the structure and function of skin, the pathophysiology of burn wounds, inhalational injuries, the systemic response to burns, wound healing and scarring; Foster insight into the acute and long-term management of burn injuries, scar management, rehabilitation and reconstruction of burns; Provide a thorough foundation in the principles of burn anaesthesia, symptom management and burn critical care and highlight the importance of medicolegal and psychosocial aspects of burn practice; Enable understanding of the use of dressings and tissue-engineered products; Deliver the educational foundation for excellent burn care to physicians, surgeons and allied professionals practicing within the multidisciplinary burn team environment.

Start Date:

Students will study this course by Part-time Distance Learning..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Distance Learning
MSc £4,450 Home Fees
2 years
Distance Learning
MSc £7,850 Overseas Fees
2 years
Distance Learning
MSc £4,450 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have minimum of 12 months clinical experience within the relevant clinical area plus a degree or higher qualification in Medicine or healthcare related subjects such as Nursing and Healthcare, Dietetics and Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Social Work.
  • International entry requirements: Students should have any of the following: Grade B at A-Level; IELTS (overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 in the Writing and Speaking modules).
  • IELTS score: 6.5