UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This programme aims to impart a robust scientific understanding of burns, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and to equip healthcare professionals (doctors, surgeons, nursing staff and physiotherapists) and scientists with the research techniques and translational tools necessary for research in this expanding field. The programme is designed to provide you with a robust understanding of scientific and clinical research basis. It will provide the necessary transferable research skills (e.g. laboratory, critical analysis and synthetic) and allow scientists to appreciate the clinical needs and requirements of the patients requiring this speciality. A core curriculum includes burns, military, hand and reconstructive plastic surgery provides a unique insight into the unmet needs of reconstructive patients along with research methodologies for clinical and research data analysis skills. Depending on your choice of optional modules you can either follow a more science based route with interdisciplinary subjects such as nanotechnology and regenerative medicine, biomaterials and the application of stem cells or the clinical skills modules such as advanced microsurgery, robotics skills and evidence based systematic reviews.

This programme is aimed at trainee plastic surgeons, clinicians, scientists who wish to specialise in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and healthcare professionals. Establishing a career in surgery is becoming very competitive, and students on this programme benefit from the latest knowledge and experience in this expanding field. On completion, graduates find they are in a better position to find placements due to the wide exposure they have had to emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, regenerative medicine, and speciality plastic surgery. This MSc also provides you with an excellent foundation for further research either at MD or PhD level or for a career as a clinician or healthcare professional within this surgical speciality. This degree is also available as a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly. Students will take this course in flexible study mode also.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £16,420 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £16,420 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £29,220 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £8,350 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £8,350 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £14,610 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a medical degree (MBBS) or a minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a related subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. In addition overseas students require the standard level of proficiency in the English language.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests; overall score of 92 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; overall score of 176 with 169 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 176 with 169 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; pass at Mastery level when achieved with a pass at Mastery level in the Pitman International Spoken test (ISESOL) in City & Guilds (Pitman Examination in International ESOL); 62 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?pass? in all components; overall mark of 65%, with at least 60% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 65% with at least 60% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 65%, with at least 60% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.