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Contact details

Dr Deepak Kalaskar

Email: d.kalaskar@ucl.ac.uk

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Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£13,750 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£24,500 (FT)

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Key facts

Research Assessment Rating

Surgery: 75% Cancer, 70% other Hospital-based subjects rated 4* or 3*
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly. 

Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery MSc

This new programme aims to impart a robust scientific understanding of burns, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and to equip healthcare professionals (doctors and surgeons) and scientists with the research techniques and translational tools necessary for research in this expanding field.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

Students will acquire both scientific and clinical research skills in plastic and reconstructive surgery, develop the necessary transferable skills (laboratory, critical, synthetic), and learn an appreciation of the needs and requirements of patients requiring this speciality.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

No other MSc programme in burns, plastic and reconstructive surgery – for which there is a national need – currently exists in the UK.

Clinical staff who will undertake teaching include renowned consultants based at the Royal Free Hospital.

The Division of Surgery and Interventional Science is part of one of the most prestigious medical schools in Europe, with a team of nearly 400 people, from surgeons and oncologists to clinical trials specialists and researchers. Our aim is to understand the causes of human disease and develop innovative therapies and technology to improve the quality of life of the people around us.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years (flexible up to 5 years)

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of 5 core modules (75 credits), 1 optional module (15 credits) and a research project (90 credits).

A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) is offered.

Core Modules

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Burns
  • Military Injury and Wound Healing
  • Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine
  • Research Methodology
  • Research Project

Options

  • Choose one of the following options:
  • Nanotechnology in Medicine
  • Translation of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Experimental Models in Surgical Research

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words and viva.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, practical sessions, group discussions and distance learning. Assessment is through written examination, coursework, presentation, dissertation and viva.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

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. For overseas students a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 is required.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

The deadline for applications is 30 August 2013. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

This programme is aimed at trainee plastic surgeons, clinicians, scientists who wish to specialise in plastic and reconstructive surgery, medical students and healthcare professionals.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at graduate level
  • why you want to study Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

Career

This MSc will provide 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.

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:


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