Taught course

Skin Lesion Management

University of Hertfordshire · School of Life and Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for the programme are:
A degree in a healthcare discipline (or equivalent) & be registered with a professional and statutory body, plus:
  • The equivalent of 2 years Full Time post-qualifying experience (excluding internship) including a minimum of 6 months Full Time (or equivalent) in the management and surveillance of a range of benign and malignant skin lesions prior to programme commencement; and,
  • Access and exposure to patients with benign and malignant skin lesions. This will usually be a minimum of 4 hours per week throughout the period of study.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Why choose Herts?

  • Employment Prospects: Graduates are doctors and skin cancer nurse specialists working in skin lesion management departments within the NHS.
  • Clinical Connections: Benefit from our close links with local dermatology departments and meet with consultant dermatologists and specialist practitioners who often contribute to the course.
  • Clinical-Focused Content: You will explore UK clinical dermatology and cover dermoscopy, kin cancer and skin surgery procedures, management of benign malignant skin lesions, and diagnosing skin lesions.

About the course

This programme has been developed to meet the specific needs of practitioners diagnosing and managing patients with benign and malignant skin lesions. This is a unique programme that benefits from shared, inter-professional learning and incorporates a range of taught postgraduate modules supported by workplace-based learning.

This programme is suitable for you work regularly with patients with skin lesions or particularly skin cancer and you are wanting to undertake further specialist training to develop your career in this clinical area. This postgraduate course offers a structured educational programme in skin lesion management but does not focus on cosmetic dermatology and would not usually be suitable for solely aesthetic practitioners who are not working in UK NHS clinical practice.

The programme is offered in full time (12 - 14 months) and part time modes (2-5 years) and leads to the award of MSc Skin Lesion Management, Postgraduate Diploma Skin Lesion Management or Postgraduate Certificate Skin Lesion Management.

Why choose this course?

  • You will learn from respected subject specialists who are able to provide you with a high level of support throughout your studies
  • You will benefit from modules and assessments which focus on developing clinical skills and practical experience
  • You have the opportunity to earn credits for prior learning
  • You are able to gain a range of exit options, including MSc, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.

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

Also available as PgDip and PgCert qualifications.

Course contact details

Madeleine Flanagan