Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Trauma Science

University of Birmingham · School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine

Entry requirements

A Batchelor's degree (or equivalent) in engineering, life sciences or biomedical sciences. We normally expect this to be at the 2(i) level or higher.

Months of entry


Course content

Please note that this new programme is currently under development and, subject to final approval, will start in September 2014.

The incidence of trauma continues to rise. The World Health Organization estimates that by 2020 trauma will become the leading cause of death worldwide due to ageing in Western populations, increasing road use in developing countries and conflict.

The MSc Trauma Science programme is delivered by experts in the field, including those from civilian and military backgrounds at the forefront of trauma care and offers up-to-date knowledge of the science of trauma and its management. The interactive teaching methods equip you with the medical and scientific skills to become a specialist in trauma science and its management.

Why study this course

  • This course is the only full-time MSc Trauma Science course in the UK
  • The programme is delivered in partnership with frontline experts based in the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, which has received funding from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), University Hospitals Birmingham, Ministry of Defence and the University of Birmingham, creating a major trauma treatment centre that offers the full range of required trauma specialists together with an associated national trauma research centre (NIHR SRMRC).
  • This joint civilian and military clinical trauma centre shares a campus with the University of Birmingham where researchers from biomedical, engineering and physical sciences are working together with the clinical teams on a range of trauma-related research programmes.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Information for international students

IELTS - 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band. TOEFL – 600 (paper based)/250 (computer based) plus TWE 4.0 or 100 with no less than 23 in any band (internet based).

Fees and funding

UK students
£12,510 FT
International students
£17,960 FT

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences is also offering a number of Global Scholarships for Excellence for outstanding students on our postgraduate taught programmes, providing £2,000 toward tuition fees. Find out more about the MDS Scholarships of Excellence.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005