Trauma and Orthopaedics Doc Orth

London, Bloomsbury

This programme, unique to UCL, focuses on the greater integration of clinical service, research and education in the NHS, as exemplified by the development of the various Academic Health Science Centre models, in order to speed the development of improvements in patient care.

UK students International students
Study mode
Part-time
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£2,950
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£27,480
Duration
6 calendar years
Programme starts
Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September.
Applications accepted
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Entry requirements

MBBS, MRCS and a higher surgical training number in Orthopaedics GMC registration, or the overseas equivalent.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Equivalent qualifications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

Delivered from the world renowned research groups based at the Institute of Orthopaedics and Biomedical Engineering, part of the UCL and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. The course directors lead units of major importance in clinical care and are at the cutting edge of research and development in novel prostheses development, cell-engineering, spinal surgery, osteoporosis, nerve injuries, and diseases of childhood.

Who this course is for

What this course will give you

The Doc Orth (Professional Doctorate in Orthopaedics) is designed to train the next generation of research-active orthopaedic surgeons. This programme will bring together three elements of training under one professional doctoral programme.

  • A taught element
  • A reflective document on clinical competence
  • High quality research

Combined with the existing higher surgical training programme, this course will offer students both an excellent preparation for FRCS (Orth) and a professional doctorate with an original research element.

The foundation of your career

Academic Trauma and Orthopaedics Clinical consultant. With the breadth of research activity and internationally leading expertise available within the Division of Surgery & Interventional Science we aim to enhance our students' experience through offering the finest environment for personal and academic development. We have excellent facilities ranging from nanotechnology laboratories to stem cell facilities, GLP laboratories, custom joint design and manufacture, gait analysis and computer modelling facilities within the division.

Employability

Graduates are expected to take up consultant/clinical academic posts in trauma and orthopaedics.

Networking

The division offers a unique environment of interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research between surgeons, basic scientists, materials scientists, engineers, mathematical modellers, physiotherapists, nurse practitioners, and interaction with other allied health professionals working within the surgical environment is actively encouraged.

Teaching and learning

Research areas and structure

  • Osteoporosis
  • Bone tumour biology
  • Joint replacement
  • Tissue engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Imaging and materials science
  • Performance/rehabilitation
  • Peripheral nerve and spinal injury

Research environment

This programme, unique to UCL, focus on the greater integration of clinical service, research and education in the NHS, as exemplified by the development of the various Academic Health Science Centre models, in order to speed the development of improvements in patient care.With the breadth of research activity and internationally leading expertise available within the Division of Surgery & Interventional Science, we aim to enhance your experience through offering the finest environment for personal and academic development. We have excellent facilities ranging from nanotechnology laboratories to stem cell facilities, GLP laboratories, custom joint design and manufacture, gait analysis and computer modelling facilities within the division. Assessment is by means of a thesis, which should demonstrate your capacity to pursue original research based upon a good understanding of the research techniques and concepts appropriate to the discipline. It must also represent a distinct and significant contribution to the subject, whether through the discovery of new knowledge, the connection of previously unrelated facts, the development of new theory, or the revision of older views. It should reflect the exercise of critical judgement with regard to both your own work and that of other scholars in the field. 

Full-time

The length of registration for the research degree programmes is 6 years Part Time.  

Upon successful completion of your approved period of registration you may register as a completing research student (CRS) while you write up your thesis.  

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble accessable.co.uk. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.


Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Part-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £2,950
Tuition fees (2022/23) £27,480

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Additional costs

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Funding your studies

Details of subject-specific funding opportunities can be obtained from the Teaching Administrator.

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Next steps

Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes in any application cycle.

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This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021