Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery MSc

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About the course

This programme aims to impart a robust scientific understanding of burns, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and to equip healthcare professionals (doctors, surgeons, nursing staff and physiotherapists) and scientists with the research techniques and translational tools necessary for research in this expanding field. 

Visit the website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/surgery/courses/msc-burns 
Key Information

Application date: 

Close: 28 July 2017 

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.  

Degree Information
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. 

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits for the MSc. 

The programme consists of five core modules (75 credits), one optional module (15 credits) and a research project (90 credits). 

A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) is offered – Flexible mode only. The programme consists of two core modules * (30 credits) and two optional modules (tbc with programme lead) (30 credits). 

MSc - Core Modules 

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery *
Burns, Military Injury and Wound Healing *
Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine 
Research Methodology 
Applied Tissue Engineering 


Choose one of the following options: 
Nanotechnology in Medicine 
Translation of Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine 
Advanced Surgical Skills in Microsurgery 
Stem cells and their applications in Surgery 

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 13,000 words and viva. 

Why study this degree at UCL?

This is the only MSc programme in burns, plastic and reconstructive surgery currently in the UK, and addresses a national need. 

Clinical staff who undertake teaching include renowned consultants based at the Royal Free Hospital. 

The Division of Surgery & Interventional Science is part of one of the most prestigious medical schools in Europe, with a team of nearly 400 people, from surgeons and oncologists to clinical trials specialists and researchers. Our aim is to understand the causes of human disease and develop innovative therapies and technology to improve the quality of life of the people around us. 

Application and next steps


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. 

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. 

For more information see our Applications page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply

Visit the Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery MSc page on the University College London web site for more details!

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