Taught course

Aesthetics (Aesthetic Surgery)

UCL - University College London · Division of Surgery and Interventional Science

Entry requirements

Applicants for the MS in Aesthetics (Aesthetic Surgery) should normally be a medical graduate with a primary medical qualification that has been listed on the World Directory of Medical Schools; and a minimum 2 years of training in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery or Dermatological surgery.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides clinicians with a rigorous education in clinical skills, contemporary best practice, and evidence-based principles in aesthetics to ensure an optimal outcome for the patient and practitioner. You will learn from world leaders in aesthetic surgery and minimally invasive aesthetics and join the community of professionals driving innovation in the field.

The programme  makes use of internationally recognised motivated and experienced clinical trainers and academics  to deliver a programme that will translate to excellent, individualised academic surgical practice, with research in the areas of minimally invasive facial aesthetics, aesthetic surgery and regenerative medicine.

UCL is one of the world’s very best universities, consistently placed in the global top 10 in world rankings. It is affiliated with the Royal Free Hospital which is recognised as a centre of excellence in Plastic Surgery

You will work directly with experienced academics and develop a research project that will be clinically applicable to your future careers. The international, multidisciplinary academic environment will allow you to directly interact with some of the Global thought leaders in Aesthetics.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MS
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


You will be taught through lectures (both online and face to face), expert forum, cadaver based procedural training, watch pre-recorded operative procedures linked with formative assessments, and also attend select sessions on campus.

A variety of formative and summative assessment strategies are utilised to ensure that students are able to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge and skills with relevant contextual understanding and which include, scenario based online quiz and course work, e-poster presentation, Objective Structured Clinical and Practical Examination (OSCPE) and Critical reflective case study.

Course contact details

+44 (0) 20 3370 1214