MSc Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2024

How to apply

Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications early if the course is full.

Advice to applicants

We require the following documents before we can consider your application: 

  • Transcript of your studies to date.
  • Degree certificate (if you have already graduated).
  • Personal statement or statement of purpose.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV).
  • An academic reference. You will be required to provide the name and contact details of two referees during completion of the application form.
Your referees will be contacted directly and asked to provide a letter of reference. When providing referee details, you must ensure the email addresses are accurate and official, typically ending with an institutional domain. We do not accept references provided from a personal email address, eg Hotmail or Gmail.

If any of the supporting documents are not in English, you must also provide us with official or certified English translations.

If English is not your first language, we also require proof of your English language ability. If you have already taken an English language qualification, please include your certificate with your application. We may be able to accept evidence of GMC/GDC registration in lieu of a formal English language test. We may be willing to consider your application without any evidence of English, but if we choose to make you an offer, the conditions will include IELTS (or equivalent qualification).

How your application is considered

This is a highly competitive course. All applications are first reviewed to ensure they meet the minimum academic entry qualifications. Additional achievements demonstrating evidence of scholarship within individual applications are considered after this point.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

This course is designed to support students who may not be resident in the EU and who wish to take the opportunity to study with international experts in the field of skin ageing and aesthetic medicine, with the majority of course content delivered through e-learning, including expert videos, blogs, and case-based units.

The PGDip/MSc offers clinical learning through two face-to-face residential sessions to maximise your exposure to clinical learning with a pragmatic timetable. Attendance at the residential sessions is compulsory.

Disclosure and Barring Service check

A Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) check will be required for UK residents. Overseas students are required to provide a Police/Government Office Certificate of Good Conduct. This is usually completed once students have arrived at the University. Please contact for further guidance. Overseas students will also be required to provide a letter of good conduct from their relevant police service.


Deferrals are considered on an individual basis. Successful applicants may defer entry to the course for up to one year.


If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful, you may apply again.

Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.