UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences


Flexible learning for professionals - Online MSc programmes at UCL

The UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences offers online master's and distance-learning programmes for clinicians, scientists and healthcare professionals from across the world. Some of our courses are delivered by blended learning, which means they are mostly online but may include short face-to-face teaching blocks on-campus in London.

Our online degrees allow busy professionals across the world to benefit from our world-class research expertise and innovation. An online MSc from the UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences could take you to the next step in your clinical or scientific career. Please contact fms.education@ucl.ac.uk to arrange a virtual meeting with a Programme Director.

Our online programmes at a glance

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Anaesthesia and Perioperative Science MSc

This MSc is for life science graduates or healthcare professionals. It equips you with academic and professional qualities to undertake the role of Anaesthesia Associate. We combine online learning with practical skills in the clinical environment. Placements are limited.

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Health Professions Education MSc

Delivered by the renowned UCL Medical School with experts from the NHS, Health Education England, and IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education & Society. Choose from a range of modules such as leadership, law, quality improvement, clinical simulation and teaching ethics.

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Oncology PGDip

This flexible Postgraduate Diploma in Oncology is ideal for busy clinicians aspiring to become consultants in clinical or medical oncology. It is mostly online with short face-to-face teaching blocks in London each term and weekly remote tutorials to fit your commitments.

Paediatric Dentistry

Paediatric Dentistry MSc

The world's only online master's degree that provides further training in paediatric dentistry for working dentists. Benefit from high-quality online content developed by academic and clinical staff from the UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Eastman Dental Hospital.


Pain Management MSc

For clinical professionals from all backgrounds involved in the delivery of acute, chronic, and integrated pain services in primary or secondary care. This MSc is ideal for anyone who wishes to improve the lives of people living with pain and accelerate their careers.

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Performing Arts Medicine PGCert

This distance-learning PG Cert Performing Arts Medicine is for people already involved in health services, health education or performance science, who want to work with musicians, dancers, actors, circus artists and other performers.


Perioperative Medicine MSc

Become a specialist in perioperative medicine on this innovative online master's. The course is created by leaders in the exciting field of Perioperative Medicine. It will suit physicians, surgeons and nurses involved in the care of pre- and post-surgical care of patients.


Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health MSc

Created and delivered in partnership with the Institute of Sports, Exercise and Health, this course provides deep understanding of the key areas of sport and exercise medicine. Study either on-campus or by distance learning with some face-to-face teaching in blocks.