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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.

Key Information

Modes and duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years
  • Flexible: up to 5 years
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
£15,010 (FT) £7,375 (PT)
£26,740 (FT) £13,370 (PT)
Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.
Fees note: 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 2016/17 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 is required. In addition overseas students require the standard level of proficiency in the English language.

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

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

International students

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.

Select your country:

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.

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.

Application deadlines
All applicants
29 July 2016
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 on this programme benefit from the latest knowledge and experience in this ever expanding field. On completion, medical staff students find they are in a better position to find placements due to the wide exposure they have had to emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, regenerative medicine, and speciality plastic surgery. This MSc also 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.


This MSc focuses on research as well as theory and students acquire technical, laboratory-based skills. Networking is also one of the key aspects of this programme. Well renewed consultant plastic surgeons from both military and civilian background give lectures, giving students access to one-on-one contact and a multitude of networking opportunities.

Programme Directors


  • PG Cert

Application deadline

29 July 2016

Programme Administrator

Julie Cheek

Tel: 020 7794 0500 ext.34980

Email: j.cheek@ucl.ac.uk


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