MSc Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2020

Academic entry qualification overview

We require a medical or dental degree (eg MBBS, BDS, LDS, BDChB) or overseas equivalent from an institution that is recognised and approved by the UK General Medical Council (GMC) or the General Dental Council (GDC). No other applicants will be considered for this course.

You must also have been practicing in your field following graduation and be registered with the GMC or GDC with a full licence to practice and evidence of membership of the appropriate professional defence union, so you can perform clinical procedures during our residential weeks.

English language

International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system.

We ask for English language proof if you are from non-majority English speaking countries (a list of majority English speaking countries, as defined by the UK Home Office, can be found here ).

Specifically, we require a minimum of:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with 7.0 in writing, 7.0 in speaking and 6.5 or above in the remaining components
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with 25 in writing, 25 in speaking and 22 or above in the remaining components

See further information about requirements for your country .

We may also accept evidence of a confirmed place on a University Pre-sessional English language course , if your current IELTS scores are:

  • Minimum 6.5 overall with 6.5 in three components including writing and 6.0 in the remaining component plus enrolment and attendance on the 6-week pre-sessional course  (PS6)
  • Minimum 6.0 overall with 6.5 in writing or speaking and 6.0 in the remaining components plus enrolment and attendance on the 10-week pre-sessional course (PS10).

Please note, we must approve this before you apply for the English course.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Relevant work experience

You need to be able to demonstrate relevant work experience in your chosen pathway.

Other entry requirements

Accreditation of prior or experiential learning (APL or APEL) towards this course will be awarded in line with the University's AP(E)L policy (PDF, 51KB). Please refer to the policy to ensure you meet the criteria before submitting a case for consideration.

Computer requirements

You must also have access to a computer with fast and reliable internet connection. There is a minimum level of computer skills required, including the ability to:

  • navigate the University's learner management systems to locate teaching and learning materials and to access and submit assessments (with initial basic training);
  • work efficiently with Word (or similar) and PowerPoint software;
  • use the internet to browse websites;
  • navigate e-learning software.