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Surgery and Interventional Science

Pain Management MSc

This exciting programme enables students to improve the lives of people living with pain. Beginning with the socio-economic impact and moving from acute to chronic pain states before arriving at more complex pain conditions and interventions, this programme develops the knowledge and core skills required of an advanced pain practitioner. Delivered via an online learning environment, additional workshops and discussions support students on their journey towards making a real difference for people living with pain. With innovative modules on neuromodulation and pain in the community, students will be prepared to shape the future of pain management – anywhere in the world.

Why study this programme at UCL?

UCL is one of the world’s very best universities, consistently placed in the top 10 in world rankings. The UCLH Pain Management Centre is a clinical and research leader with expertise in headache, abdominopelvic pain, and neuromodulation. Online interactive learning material is supplemented by videos and online discussions in which students can participate from all over the world. Assessments aim to develop the clinical application of theoretical knowledge thus improving care for people living with pain. At the end of this programme students will be well-equipped to positively impact the lives of people living with pain.

Key Information

Programme starts

September 2017

Modes and duration
Flexible: 2-5 years
Distance learning: available

This programme is designed with flexibility in mind to allow professionals to complete their study alongside their clinical practice.

Tuition Fees (2017/18)
£12,680 (FT)
£23,710 (FT)

Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website. Please note that this programme is available on a flexible (modular) basis only so fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Please see the UCL Current Students website for more information.

Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.
Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants should also be registered/licensed healthcare professionals with a demonstrable interest in pain management.

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.

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For a comprehensive list of funding opportunities available at UCL visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

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


This programme is the ideal solution for:

  • Nurses and allied health professionals wishing to pursue senior (Band 7+) roles in the NHS
  • General practitioners involved in the delivery of chronic pain services
  • Junior doctors wishing to develop and demonstrate clinical interest in pain management and/or the pain component of training in anaethesia
  • International doctors wishing to develop their expertise in pain management
  • Osteopaths and chiropractors with an interest in pain management.


Combining academic excellence with UCL's reputation as London's global university and our strong links to industry, the prospects for graduates of this programme are excellent. Whether you wish to continue with patient care in the NHS or private sector, pursue doctoral research, or work in industry and innovation, this programme will equips students not only with the knowledge and skills but also the networking links and opportunities to take their career to the next level.

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Programme Leads

  • Dr David Murphy
  • Dr Roman Cregg


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