Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery MSc
Options: PG Diploma
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.
Mode of study
- Full-time 1 year
- Part-time 2 years
- Flexible up to 5 years
- UK/EU Full-time: £14,150
- UK/EU Part-time: £6,950
- Overseas Full-time: £25,200
- Overseas Part-time: £12,600
- All applicants: 1 August 2014
More details in Application section.
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.
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.
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:
Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.
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.
Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements
English language proficiency level: Standard
How to apply
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
The deadline for applications is 1 August 2014.
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
Career in surgery is becoming very competitive and student needs to keep themselves on top of knowledge and experience in this ever expanding field. Medical students with master’s degree in Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery has greater advantage in finding placement due to wide exposure they get on emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, regenerative medicine, and speciality plastic surgery. This MSc provide our students 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.
Networking is key aspects of this course. Well renewed consultant plastic surgeons from both military and civilian background give lectures on this course. This provides students opportunity for one to one contact and networking opportunity. This surely benefits students at all levels of their career in surgery.
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