Taught course

Pain Management

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

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants should also be registered/licensed healthcare professionals with a demonstrable interest in pain management.

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 higher degree is aimed at clinical professionals from all backgrounds involved in the delivery of acute and chronic pain services in primary or secondary care. Combining cutting-edge research with an international reputation for clinical excellence, the UCL Pain Management MSc is ideal for anyone wanting to improve the care of people living with pain while accelerating their own career.

This exciting programme enables students to improve the lives of people living with pain. Beginning with the socio-economic impact and moving from acute to chronic pain states before arriving at more complex pain conditions and interventions, this programme develops the knowledge and core skills required of an advanced pain practitioner. With innovative modules on managing pain in the community and the world's first module on neuromodulation, students will be prepared to shape the future of pain management - anywhere in the world.

The programme is delivered flexibly at the student's own pace primarily via an online learning environment. Recognising that the subject matter is often academically and emotionally demanding, optional workshops with programme tutors are available on campus and via video conferencing. In addition, online small-group tutorials supplement the online learning content. This flexible design allows students from all over the country, and world, to share their experiences and learning styles to enrich each other academically. This is the only UK-based pain management degree offering a blended mode of delivery.

UCL and UCL Hospitals (UCLH) Pain Management Centre has an international reputation for both cutting-edge research and innovative clinical services. Students on this programme will benefit from teaching from global experts at an institution that consistently delivers world-class research output. Graduates can expect to be academically confident and ideally placed to pursue doctoral (PhD) level study in the field should they wish.

Flexible: 2-5 years;

Fees and funding

Fee UK/EU Full-time: GBP12,680; Overseas Full-time: GBP23,710; Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session.

Qualification and course duration


full time
60 months
part time
60 months
distance learning
60 months


This programme is delivered via an online learning environment with additional workshops and discussions to support students on their journey towards making a real difference for people living with pain.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214