Trauma and Orthopaedics MSc


This new Trauma and Orthopaedics MSc has been designed to reflect the growing trend towards greater integration of clinical service, research and education in the NHS, as exemplified by the development of the various Academic Health Sciences Centre models, in order to speed the development of improvements in patient care.


Mode of study

  • Flexible 4 years

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £10,800
  • Overseas Full-time: £23,000

Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session.


Application date

  • All applicants: 22 August 2014

More details in Application section.


What will I learn?

The programme complements clinical training, upregulating the scientific and research content. Students develop an advanced understanding of orthopaedics and trauma and develop an appreciation of scientific research in terms of appraisal of the current scientific literature/evidence and experimental design, practice and analysis.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The Division of Surgery & 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.

The Medical School has highly rated basic science expertise within its academic and clinical departments and students on the Trauma and Orthopaedics MSc programme benefit from a world-class research environment.


Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits). Students will be awarded an MSc on successful completion of all taught modules and research project; Postgraduate Diploma on successful completion of all taught modules; Postgraduate Certificate on successful completion of four taught modules.

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) is offered.

A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) is offered.

Core Modules

  • Trauma, Theory and Upper Limb
  • Trauma of the Spine and Lower Limbs
  • Paediatric Trauma
  • Children's Orthopaedics
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics – Upper Limb
  • Orthopaedics – the Spine and Research Methodology
  • Orthopaedics – Lower Limb
  • Research Project

Options

  • There are no optional modules for this programme.

Dissertation/report

All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 8,000–10,000 words.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and consultant clinical conferences. Each taught course will be assessed by a two hours unseen examination. The submission of the dissertation and viva for assessment will take places in the final year of the programme.

Further details available on subject website:


Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.


Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a medical qualification from a UK University or an overseas qualification of equivalent standard.

GMC registration and MRCS or equivalent is also required, and an NTN number (or two supporting references from your UK orthopaedic trainers).

International equivalencies

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 22 August 2014.

Who can apply?

The programme is particularly aimed at orthopaedic surgical trainees who are part of the NE London Higher Surgical Training programme. It is also open to all UK orthopaedic surgeons who are interested in combining clinical skill with basic orthopaedic science to enhance their career.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Trauma and Orthopaedics at graduate level
  • why you want to study Trauma and Orthopaedics 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 higher 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

The programme aims to enhance the training of orthopaedic trainees, promoting a scientific approach to surgery. Combined with the existing NE London Higher Surgical Training programme, this MSc offers students an excellent preparation for FRCS (Orth) and/or further research in this field.


Next steps

Contact

Ms Michele Pannaman Hua

T: +44 (0)20 8909 5494

Department

Division of Surgery & Interventional Science

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