Taught course

Clinical Skin Integrity and Wound Management

University of Hertfordshire · School of Life and Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

  • A degree in a healthcare discipline (or equivalent) & have a recognised professional qualification.
  • The equivalent of 2 years Full Time post qualifying experience (excluding internship) and additionally 1 year Full Time in a substantive speciality post in skin integrity / wound management.
  • Current clinical experience of a minimum of 1 year Full time or equivalent in a clinical setting with access to patients with chronic wounds or skin integrity related conditions.
  • References will be required to confirm specialist experience.


  • All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. A minimum IELTS 6.5 is required with no less than 6.0 in each band or GCSE in English with minimum grade C.
  • All students who wish to undertake an observational placement for Clinical Practice in Action (7LMS0156) as part of their programme will need a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, or provide a statement of good standing.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc Clinical Skin Integrity & Wound Management has been developed to meet the needs of practitioners with a special interest in skin integrity and wound management while benefiting from shared, inter-professional learning. This skin integrity programme is unique in that it recruits both UK/EU and International allied health professionals to this specialist master’s degree.

The MSc Clinical Skin Integrity & Wound Management is a taught postgraduate programme aimed at practitioners wanting to undertake further specialist training and develop career aspirations in skin integrity and wound management. This unique postgraduate programme combines the closely related specialties of wound management and dermatology and offers wound and skin integrity modules that appeal to healthcare professionals who want to develop a deeper understanding of chronic wound healing and conditions affecting skin integrity.

This programme has an emphasis on developing practical competencies; good diagnostic skills, appropriate and timely management of common wounds and skin integrity problems and allows flexibility to study related specialist content to broaden student’s clinical expertise which is invaluable in today’s competitive workplace.The MSc Clinical Skin Integrity and Wound Management is designed to ensure graduates meet the principles of professional practice as set out in the GMC document Good Medical Practice (GMC, 2013) and the Professional Standards for Practice and Behaviour for Nurses and Midwives (NMC 2015).

Information for international students

All visa applicants are required to submit biometrics and declare any criminal convictions in their Visa Application Form (VAF) which is routinely checked against Home Office and Police National Computer (PNC) databases on admission to the programme.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Madeleine Flanagan