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This programme in Trauma & Orthopaedics can be taken at three levels:

  • Certificate (60 credits)
  • Diploma (120 credits)
  • Masters (180 credits)

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.

Mode of Study

The method of delivery for the course is flexible depending upon the time that you are able to commit to this course:

  • Flexible: 4 years


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.

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


  • 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.

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