Taught course

Burn Care

Queen Mary, University of London · Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science

Entry requirements

Minimum of 12 months clinical experience within the relevant clinical area plus 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.

English language requirements should be any of the following:

  • Grade B at A-Level
  • IELTS (overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 in the Writing and Speaking modules)

Overseas students attending clinical days will require an appropriate travel visa according to Queen Mary University of London regulations (Holiday Visas are not permitted). A copy of the appropriate visa will need to be sent to the department prior to attending the clinical day/s. Further advice is obtainable via the International Students Adviser in our Advice and Counselling Services http://www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk/

Months of entry


Course content

The clinical management of burn patients has developed significantly over the last few decades. This relates to multiple factors including a better understanding of the pathophysiology of the burn wound, improvements in critical care, as well as advances in skin tissue engineering and burn rehabilitation.

There is a vast range of contradictory practices around the world, and this innovative distance learning degree, recognised by both the British Burn Association [BBA], and the International Society of Burn Injury [ISBI] attempts to fill a void in postgraduate burn care education.

Information for international students

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

For further information, please consult our webpage.

Fees and funding

Burn Care specific bursaries

The QMUL London Southeast Burns Network bursary – for students wishing to complete the PG Certificate in Burn Care.

This scheme is due to start in 2016 and involves the award of two bursaries for staff employed by the burn units / centres / facilities within the London and Southeast Burns Network (Broomfield, East Grinstead, Stoke Mandeville, Chelsea & Westminster hospitals).

Each bursary equates to £1,000 towards the cost of completing the one year PG Certificate course. Upon successful completion, graduates may choose to upgrade to the MSc programme by completing the 4 remaining modules and the 15,000 word dissertation. The upgrade fees will be the sole responsibility of the student.

To apply, please use the ‘Apply now’ link and complete your online application form for the PG Certificate in Burn Care. Once completed, please email academic-plastics@qmul.ac.uk and attach the following documents: CV, statement detailing your current role, reasons for applying for the bursary and two references from senior colleagues (one of which needs to be the clinical lead of your burn service).

Charity funded bursaries

A number of UK charities will consider the provision of financial support on an informal basis to UK based applicants with confirmed places on the Burn Care course.

For more information on the charity funded bursaries, please email.


There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Two bursaries of £1000 each are available for eligible candidates each year towards the cost of the academic fee.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
distance learning
24 months


distance learning
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Blizard Institute
+44 (0)20 7882 5511