Taught course

Musculoskeletal Science

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

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class medical degree or UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. 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 http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The Musculoskeletal Science MSc covers a broad spectrum of musculoskeletal topics, including basic science and clinical aspects. It aims to give students, in a multidisciplinary setting, a holistic view of musculoskeletal science and medicine, and provides an in-depth knowledge of specific areas appropriate to each student's individual interests.

The Division of Surgery and Interventional Science is part of one of the most prestigious medical schools in Europe, with a team of nearly 400 people, from surgeons and oncologists to clinical trials specialists and researchers. Our aim is to understand the causes of human disease and develop innovative therapies and technology to improve the quality of life of the people around us.

Students on this MSc will gain an unparalleled grounding in musculoskeletal science, including a holistic view of clinical care as well as basic sciences. The programme is run at the internationally renowned Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore.

Full-time: 1 year; Flexible: 2-5 years;

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
12 months


The programme is delivered through a combination of taught lectures, seminars, tutorials, group project work and workshops. Assessment is through online MCQs, coursework, and the dissertation and viva voce. Candidates are examined in the year in which they complete the programme.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214