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Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study Trauma Surgery at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Read more
Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study Trauma Surgery at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

The MSc in Trauma Surgery focuses on state of the art practical techniques and treatment strategies in Major Trauma, using small group teaching sessions, delivered by practicing clinicians who are experts in their fields.
The programme is aimed at all doctors with a committed interest in trauma care, with previous students becoming consultants in Trauma & Orthopaedics, Burns and Plastics, General & Vascular Surgery, Maxillo-facial Surgery, as well as Emergency Department Medicine and Intensive Care.

Key Features of the Trauma Surgery Programme

The bedrock of the Programme is face to face teaching from those with in-depth professional experience of the topics in question . Defence Medical Services personnel may enrol on the MSc Trauma Surgery (Military) Programme, which has 2 dedicated Military Modules detailed below. Trauma care is one of the most rapidly evolving areas in modern medicine. Improvements in the immediate (damage control) resuscitation have improved survival, underpinned by the lessons learnt from the Defence Medical Services and the most effective trauma systems in the developed world. Post-injury reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation now offer potentials for recovery which were previously inconceivable. Thus a sound grasp of the theory and practice of trauma surgery from its integration in damage control resuscitation to definitive reconstruction make this one of the most rewarding fields of medical endeavour. The Trauma Surgery Programme is constantly revised and refreshed in the light of new developments.

The Trauma Surgery Programme is unique in design, delivery and assessment with the innovative use cadaveric teaching and increasingly sophisticated simulation methods to enhance learning. Previous student experience has confirmed that these Programmes offer a robust practical and academic springboard , with graduates moving into consultant careers is all specialties involved in trauma care.

This is a part-time programme which spans roughly two calendar years, the first of which is the taught component which comprises of 5 clinical modules and one vital research methods teaching block, each 4 days long. The second year is dedicated to completing the dissertation. We welcome associate students who just wish to attend individual modules, or particular days from any part of the programme.


The Trauma Surgery Programme is part time with Part 1 comprising 5 clinical (20 credit) and 2 research methods (10 credit) modules and Part 2 being the dissertation. Each of the clinical modules follows a similar pattern with teaching and simulations delivered in the newly completed Morriston Teaching Centre, while the cadaveric teaching takes part in the Anatomy Suite of the Grove Building, located in the Singleton Campus. Each clinical module is 4 days long and the 2 day research methods modules run back to back as another 4 day block.

Modules on the Trauma Surgery programme typically include:

Trauma: The Disease
The Turning Point
Healing & Rehabilitation
Regional Trauma
Definitive Reconstruction
Immediate Management of Burns
Military Operational Surgical Training (Military Pathway)
Combat Surgery: Clinical & logistics (military Pathway)
Evidence-based health and social care
Health research methods and preparation for dissertation

Professional Development

The Medical School offers the following M Level modules as standalone opportunities for prospective students to undertake continued professional development (CPD) in the area of Trauma Surgery.

You can enroll on the programme's associated professional development modules as either an Associate Student (who will be required to complete the module(s) assessments) or as a Non-Associate Student (who can attend all teaching sessions but will not be required to complete any assessments).

How to Apply

For information and advice on applying for any of the continuing education opportunities, please contact the College directly at .


Postgraduate study has many benefits, including enhanced employability, career progression, intellectual reward and the opportunity to change direction with a conversion course.

From the moment you arrive in Swansea, specialist staff in Careers and Employability will help you plan and prepare for your future. They will help you identify and develop skills that will enable you to make the most of your postgraduate degree and enhance your career options. The services they offer will ensure that you have the best possible chance of success in the job market.

The student experience at Swansea University offers a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional development through involvement in many aspects of student life.

Co-curricular opportunities to develop employability skills include national and international work experience and study abroad programmes and volunteering, together with students' union and athletic union societies, social and leisure activities.

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This full-time, two-year Master's programme offers an understanding of applied clinical sciences and the concepts of oral surgery, with practical experience in dentoalveolar surgery. Read more
This full-time, two-year Master's programme offers an understanding of applied clinical sciences and the concepts of oral surgery, with practical experience in dentoalveolar surgery.

Degree information

The programme combines taught courses with a research component. Students attend teaching clinics, lectures, seminars, and undertake research study leading to a dissertation. There are supervised clinical and laboratory craft courses and the opportunity to observe at in-patient operating sessions.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits.

Year One consists core modules (135 credits). Year Two consists of core modules (135 credits) and a dissertation (90 credits). There are no optional modules for this programme.

Core modules
-Principles of Treatment Core Course (Oral/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
-Clinical Care Core Course (Oral/Oral Maxillofacial Surgery)
-Dento-Alveolar Surgery 1
-Theory of Oral/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
-Dento-Alveolar Surgery 2
-Dento-Alveolar Surgery 3
-Trauma and Correction of Facial Deformity
-Oral Oncology
-Clinical Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
-Dento-Alveolar Surgery 4
-Clinical Science & Research Methods

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation (10,000 - 12,000 words).

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through clinical instruction on a one-to-one basis, theoretical instruction including seminar teaching, lectures, journal club, self-directed learning and problem-based learning.


The programme aims to offer education and training in oral surgery that will provide a solid foundation for specialist practice and progression towards higher surgical training.

Top career destinations for this degree:
-Dentist, Efstathios Savvoulidis Dentists
-Dentist, Smile Dental Care
-Dentist, Adriana Delak Private Dental Office and studying PhD Oral Maxillo Facial Surgey, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Why study this degree at UCL?

Students benefit from the broad programme structure that includes operating sessions, outpatient clinics, lectures, demonstrations and seminars, and the use of investigative techniques to illustrate the diagnosis and management of orofacial surgical disease.

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Our MSc in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine is specifically designed for qualified medical or dental practitioners who wish to develop their knowledge in the field of cosmetic medicine. Read more
Our MSc in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine is specifically designed for qualified medical or dental practitioners who wish to develop their knowledge in the field of cosmetic medicine.

This course seeks to develop future leaders in aesthetic practice by offering a high quality programme at an internationally recognised institution.

This MSc is an intensive part-time postgraduate taught programme encompassing the science of skin ageing and aesthetics, the application of evidence-based practice, the clinical assessment and management of patients presenting with aesthetic problems.
You will be encouraged to develop a translational, professional approach to learning throughout the course, which can be applied to your future learning.

In addition, supervision and training is provided by national and international leaders in the field of aesthetic research, regulation and clinical practice.

The unique amalgamation of research and clinical expertise in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine at The University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust allows us to develop a unique programme supported by an interdisciplinary faculty of dermatologists, plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, maxillo-facial surgeons, dentists and psychologists in addition to skin ageing and wound research basic scientists.


The aim of the programme is to develop professionals with the ability to apply scientific principles and the latest evidence base to the practice of skin ageing and aesthetic medicine. You will develop clinical knowledge, specialist practical skills and critical awareness of non-surgical procedures supported by leading experts in the field.

Special features

We offer specific patient-centred teaching underpinned by evidence-based theory to ensure students understand the relationship between practical and theoretical aspects of aesthetic practice.

Each student will be provided with one-to-one tutor support throughout the programme with small group sessions and bedside training with volunteer models during the clinical sessions.

The programme has been recognised as a gold standard for education in aesthetic practice by the UK Higher Education governing body: Higher Education England. It aligns directly with the outcomes of the UK Department of Health review on cosmetic practice and General Medical Council guidance in this area.

As a Russell Group university, Manchester is a centre for world-class research, outstanding learning and student experience and social responsibility. The University of Manchester Dermatological Research Sciences group sits within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health and is led by Professor Chris Griffiths. The centre is recognised as global leader in basic science, translational and clinical research in skin health and disease.

The programme is run in collaboration with The Dermatology Centre at Salford Royal Foundation Trust, one of the largest clinical dermatology units in the UK.

As a University of Manchester master's-level degree programme, this course will offer content and assignments meeting rigorous criteria to support development expected of aesthetic practice leaders of the future.

Teaching and learning

The programme structure has been designed using established educational theory and practices to enhance student experience and learning.

The University of Manchester virtual learning environment (Blackboard) guides participants through module content, assessment submission and programme information.

Modules utilise blended teaching methods aligned with learning outcomes and assessment. The course contains e- learning case work, small group work, interactive forums, clinical debriefs, and practical sessions with volunteer models. Students are taught in small ratios (1:5) to maximise opportunities for clinical learning.

We hold two face-to-face 6-day residential sessions during the first 24 months of programme, one in each of the two first years. Both of these will be scheduled in the second semester and dates should be circulated in September. Attendance in at the residential sessions is compulsory for all students.

An initial Induction Day is held in Manchester at the start of the first academic year to familiarise participants with the on-line e-learning software and library resources. Attendance at the Induction Day is also compulsory for all students.

Coursework and assessment

You will be required to pass group and written assignments for each module. Those with a highly practical element will also include assessments of procedural skills.

Career opportunities

With the gap in training highlighted by the UK government review of cosmetic practice, it is likely all aesthetic practitioners in the UK will need to provide evidence of their credentials.

This programme does not provide a professional competence framework, but goes beyond this to offer integrated knowledge and the application of critical skills enveloped within high quality professional behaviours.

Those who complete this programme will be forerunners in acquisition of a comprehensive knowledge base which can be applied to their future or current clinical practice.

Students from the UK and abroad will benefit substantially from the opportunity to complete a programme from one of the world-leading institutions in skin health and research.

The master's element of the course will be assessed through a written dissertation (12,000 words).

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