Research course

Trauma and Orthopaedics

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

Entry requirements

MBBS, MRCS and a higher surgical training number in Orthopaedics GMC registration, or the overseas equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Delivered from the world renowned research groups based at the Institute of Orthopaedics and Biomedical Engineering, part of the UCL and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. The course directors lead units of major importance in clinical care and are at the cutting edge of research and development in novel prostheses development, cell-engineering, spinal surgery, osteoporosis, nerve injuries, and diseases of childhood.

The Doc Orth (Professional Doctorate in Orthopaedics) is designed to train the next generation of research-active orthopaedic surgeons. This programme will bring together three elements of training under one professional doctoral programme. A taught element A reflective document on clinical competence High quality research Combined with the existing higher surgical training programme, this course will offer students both an excellent preparation for FRCS (Orth) and a professional doctorate with an original research element.

Department specialisms

Osteoporosis Bone tumour biology Joint replacement Tissue engineering Biomedical engineering Imaging and materials science Performance/rehabilitation Peripheral nerve and spinal injury.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
£2,315 (PT)
International students
£21,530 (PT)

Funding opportunities available for students is provided by the UCL Graduate School.

Qualification and course duration

Doc Orth

part time
72 months

Course contact details

Ms Julie Kingsbury
+44 (0)20 7679 6479