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
This higher degree is aimed at clinical professionals from all backgrounds involved in the delivery of acute, chronic, and integrated 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 lives of people living with pain while also accelerating their own career.
This exciting programme will provide graduates with the knowledge and opportunities to accelerate their careers in pain management. This is ideal for anyone pursuing a senior clinical position, health management role, or research and development or industry career.
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 UCLH's international expertise on headache and abdominopelvic pain, students are exposed to unique learning opportunities.
Recognising the growing specialist field of neuromodulation, we have developed among the world's first modules dedicated to the subject. This gives students the knowledge to develop their own services or care for patients with devices already in place.
The programme is delivered flexibly at the student's own pace via a specially-desinged 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.
Our flexible design allows students from all over the country, and world, to share their experiences and learning styles to enrich each other's academic experience. This is the only UK-based pain management degree offering students the choice of fully online or blended 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 with UCL upon completion.
Flexible: 2-5 years;
Fees and funding
Fee UK/EU Full-time: GBP12,680; Overseas Full-time: GBP23,710; Please note that this programme is available on a flexible (modular) basis only so fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Please see the UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science website for more details.
Qualification and course duration
This programme is delivered via a specially-designed online learning environment with additional workshops and discussions to support students on the journey towards making a real difference for people living with pain.
Assessment is based on reflective practice, video presentation, and short written assignments.
Course contact details
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