Taught course

Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine

The University of Manchester · School of Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

We require a medical or dental degree (eg MBBS, BDS, LDS, BDChB) or overseas equivalent from an institution that is recognised and approved by the UK General Medical Council (GMC) or the General Dental Council (GDC). No other applicants will be considered for this course.

You must also have been practicing for several years and be registered with the GMC or GDC with a full licence to practice and evidence of membership of the appropriate professional defence union, so you can perform clinical procedures during our residential weeks.

Accreditation of prior or experiential learning (APL or APEL) towards this course will be awarded in line with the University's AP(E)L policy (PDF, 51KB). Please refer to the policy to ensure you meet the criteria before submitting a case for consideration.

Computer requirements

You must also have access to a computer with fast and reliable internet connection. There is a minimum level of computer skills required, including the ability to:

  • Navigate the Blackboard learner management system to locate teaching and learning materials and to access and submit assessments (with initial basic training);
  • Work efficiently with Word (or similar) and PowerPoint software;
  • Use the internet to browse websites;
  • Navigate e-learning software.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine course is specifically designed for qualified medical or dental practitioners who want to develop their knowledge of cosmetic medicine.

This is an intensive part-time course encompassing the science of skin ageing and aesthetics, the application of evidence-based practice, and 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 (PDF, 1.9MB) working in aesthetic research, regulation and clinical practice. The combination of research and clinical expertise in skin ageing and aesthetic medicine at The University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust will enable you to learn from 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 theoretical component of this course is delivered online. You are also required to attend an induction day at the main University campus in September 2018 and two residential weeks in January 2019 and November 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed).

Information for international students

Most international students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system. We ask for English language proof from applicants from non-majority English speaking countries (a list of majority English speaking countries, as defined by the UK Home Office, can be found here ).

Specifically, we require a minimum of:

  • IELTS - minimum 7.0 overall
  • TOEFL - minimum 100 overall

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0) 161 306 5439