Trauma & Orthopaedics MSc
The pioneering Trauma & 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.
The programme complements clinical higher surgical training. In partnership with the existing NE London Higher Surgical Training programme, the MSc in Trauma & Orthopaedics offers students an excellent preparation for FRCS (Tr&Orth) as well as a UCL MSc degree with a high quality supervised research project. The target group for this course is orthopaedic surgical trainees with GMC registration and the MRCS or equivalent. Students must either possess an NTN Number or have two supporting references from their trainers that they are dedicated and committed orthopaedic surgeons in training.
Modes and duration
- Flexible: 5 years
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).
The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).
- Trauma, Theory and Upper Limb
- Trauma of the Spine and Lower Limbs
- Paediatric Trauma
- Children's Orthopaedics
- Orthopaedics – Upper Limb
- Orthopaedics – the Spine and Research Methodology
- Orthopaedics – Lower Limb
- Research Project
- There are no optional modules for this programme.
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 module will be assessed by a two hour unseen examination. The submission of the dissertation and viva voce for assessment will take place in the final year of the programme.
Further information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Trauma and Orthopaedics MSc
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
- MSc only
Mode of study
- Flexible: Up to 5 years
- UK/EU Full-time: £10,800
Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session.
- 1 October 2015
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