Taught course

Non-surgical Aesthetic Medicine

Bangor University · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

  • 2.1 or 1st class degree in nursing, dentistry, medicine or pharmacy
  • U.K. Professional Regulatory Statutory Body registered doctor, nurse, dentist or pharmacist with 2 years post qualification experience
  • English language standard – IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual score less than 5.5 (or equivalent)
  • DBS with no professional cautions or restrictions on practice
  • Evidence of access to an appropriate clinical placement and practice teacher*

*A core requirement for year 1 of the in non-surgical aesthetic medicine, is that all students complete 40 hours of practice-based learning, with an experienced non-surgical aesthetic practitioner. It is the student’s responsibility to identify a suitably qualified practice teacher, to oversee the practice-based component of the programme. Remuneration is provided to all practice teachers.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc in Non-surgical Aesthetic Medicine prepares U.K. registered doctors, nurses, dentists and pharmacists to deliver safe, person-centred non-surgical aesthetic practice.

Year one reflects the new and innovative evidence-based practice standards, developed by experts in response to the Review of the Regulations of Cosmetic Interventionsby the Department of Health (2013), and the Health Education England (2014) Qualification Requirements for Delivery of Cosmetic Procedures.

In year one, registered health professionals will be prepared to undertake clinical, autonomous roles as non-surgical aesthetic practitioners. The programme will develop the professional’s knowledge regarding facial anatomy and ageing and will ensure the practitioner develops the competence to deliver person-centred non-surgical aesthetic practice, with the use of botulinum toxin and non-permanent dermal fillers.

Year two provides an introduction to research methods, preparing practitioners for the MSc dissertation module in year three. Practitioners can also select from a range of additional modules, including non-medical prescribing, advanced non-surgical aesthetic practice or legal and ethical concepts, which are designed to optimise the competence and knowledge of the specialist practitioner.

The final year offers practitioners an opportunity to complete a contemporary piece of research or scholarly enquiry, related to non-surgical aesthetic medicine. Successful completion of the dissertation module will lead to the award of MSc in Non-surgical Aesthetic Medicine.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Stephen Prydderch
+44 (0)1248 383619