Taught course

Burn Care

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry · Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Entry requirements

Minimum of 12 months clinical experience within the relevant clinical area A degree or higher qualification in Medicine or healthcare related subjects such as Nursing and Healthcare, Dietetics and Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Social Work. International applicants Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. Find out more about our English language entry requirements. If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.

Months of entry


Course content

The clinical care of burn patients in the UK and western healthcare services has developed significantly, particularly over the last decade based on a better understanding of the pathophysiology of the burn wound and its systemic consequences, improvements in critical care, and advances in skin tissue engineering, burn rehabilitation and reconstruction.

There are a vast range of contradictory practices around the world, and this innovative distance learning diploma fills a void in burn care education, recognised by both the British Burn Association [BBA], and the International Society of Burn Injury [ISBI]. The Clinical Academic Unit of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery has established the Southeast of England Burn Injury Research Network [BIRN] bringing together basic scientists and physicians to improve burn care services, specifically including education.

This programme will:

  • Provide the didactic skeleton for excellent burn care to physicians and surgeons practicing within the multidisciplinary burn team environment.
  • Give you a grounding in medicolegal and psychiatric aspects of burn practice.
  • Provide a thorough grounding in the principles of burn anaesthesia and burn critical care within a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Give you the flexibility to study whilst in employment.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
distance learning
24 months


part time
12 months
distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Blizard Institute
+44 (0)20 7882 3377