Taught course

Trauma Surgery

Swansea University · Swansea University Medical School

Entry requirements

The programme is open to medical graduates who have successfully completed the ATLS programme. The Civilian programme is particularly suitable for those in the specialties of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Burns & Plastic Surgery and Maxillo-facial Surgery. However, applications from all specialties involved in trauma care are welcomed. Applicants are interviewed prior to a decision of an offer being made and must be able to demonstrate a credible interest in trauma surgery/care irrespective of their chosen specialty. Supportive references are required. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component).

Months of entry


Course content

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study 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.

Modules typically include:

• Trauma: the disease

• The turning point

• Healing and rehabilitation

• Regional trauma

• Definitive reconstruction

• Immediate management of burns

• Evidence-based health and social care

• Health research methods and preparation for dissertation

• Dissertation

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1792 703904