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Surgery and Interventional Science

MSc in Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

MSc in Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The only programme of its kind within the UK, the MSc in Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery aims to impart a core knowledge and understanding of reconstructive surgery and equip healthcare professionals and scientists with the research techniques and translational tools necessary for research in this expanding field. Students will acquire both scientific and clinical research skills in plastic and reconstructive surgery, develop the necessary transferable skills (laboratory, critical, synthetic), and learn an appreciation of the needs and requirements of patients requiring this speciality.

Professor Peter Butler and Professor Alex Seifalian lead a cohort of the Royal Free Hospital's top consultants and scientists in the delivery of this programme.

Mode of study

  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years
  • Flexible: up to 5 years

Tuition fees (2015/16)

  • UK/EU Full-time: £14,570
  • UK/EU Part-time: £7,160
  • Overseas Full-time: £25,960
  • Overseas Part-time: £12,980

Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. The tuition fee schedule for 2015/16 entry can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.

Entry requirements

A medical degree (MBBS) or a minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a related subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. For overseas students a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 is required.

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 31 July 2015.

Who can apply?

This programme is aimed at trainee plastic surgeons, clinicians, scientists who wish to specialise in plastic and reconstructive surgery, medical students and healthcare professionals.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at graduate level
  • why you want to study Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 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 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.


Establishing a career in surgery is becoming very competitive, and students needs to keep themselves on top of knowledge and experience in this ever expanding field. Medical students with Master’s degree in Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery has greater advantage in finding placement due to wide exposure they get on emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, regenerative medicine, and speciality plastic surgery. This MSc provide our students with an excellent foundation for further research either at MD or PhD level or for a career as a clinician or healthcare professional within this surgical speciality.


Networking is one of the key aspects of this course. Well renewed consultant plastic surgeons from both military and civilian background give lectures on this course. This provides students with the opportunity for one on one contact and a multitude of networking opportunities.

Programme Directors


  • PG Cert

Application deadline

  • 31 August 2015

Programme Administrator

  • Julie Cheek

Tel: 020 7794 0500 ext. 34 980         Email:


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