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Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine (MSc)

Our course will help you develop your theoretical and clinical skills in cosmetic medicine.

Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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Course overview

This Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine MSc course is aimed at qualified practitioners looking to learn more about cosmetic medicine, particularly minimally invasive procedures.

You will cover the following topics on our intensive part-time distance learning course:

  • the science of aesthetics;
  • the application of evidence-based practice;
  • the clinical assessment and management of patients presenting with aesthetic problems.

You will complement your online theoretical learning with hands-on clinical bedside teaching sessions linked to each course unit at The Dermatology Centre in Manchester.

Find out more about the Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine MSc team (PDF, 1.85MB), comprising experts in aesthetic research, regulation and clinical practice who work with students on our course.

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More information on this course is below, including details of how to apply. If you would like to sign up for advice on the application process or ask a specific question, please fill in our online contact form.

Degree awarded
Master of Science
MSc 36 months PT, PGDip 24 months PT
Entry requirements

UK trained applicants

Medicine and Dentistry MBBS, BDS, LDS, BDChB degrees

No other applicants will be considered for this course.

This course is very competitive and to secure a place, you must also have been practicing for several years.

Non-UK trained applicants

An undergraduate medical degree (MBBS equivalent) from an institution that is recognised and approved by the General Medical Council (UK).

An undergraduate Dental degree (BDS equivalent) from an institution that is recognised by and approved by General Dental Council. 

All candidates must be registered with the General Medical/Dental Council (UK) with a full licence to practice and evidence of membership of the appropriate professional defence union if they are to perform clinical procedures during residential weeks.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
20 places in 2016
Contact email
Contact telephone
+44 (0)161 306 5439
How to apply

In order to facilitate the admissions process you must read and understand the following guidance.

12 June 2017: Closing date for all applications

3 July 2017: Notification sent to all applicants: accepted, declined or on waiting list

10 July 2017: Deadline for successful candidates to confirm acceptance of offer

17 July 2017: Notification sent to all waiting list applicants accepted or declined

24 July 2017: Deadline for successful waiting list applicants to confirm acceptance of offer

Please apply via the online application form , following all instructions for completion carefully.


Your application form must be accompanied by supporting documents:

  • Two references - Professional references can be provided in instances where you have been out of university for more than 3 years. We do not contact referees directly .
  • Official degree certificates (with translations if not in English)
  • Official university transcripts (with translations if not in English)
  • A short personal statement detailing your interest and suitability for the course
  • Full curriculum vitae including voluntary experience
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if required) - We may be able to accept GMC registration for this

Supporting documents can be uploaded with the online application form, or if this is not possible, sent directly to . We are unable to consider your application if you have not provided all of the necessary documents listed above.

Please do not send documentation prior to submission of the online application. You must include your University ID number on any correspondence.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

Our MSc in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine is specifically designed for qualified medical or dental practitioners who wish to develop their knowledge in the field of cosmetic medicine.

This course seeks to develop future leaders in aesthetic practice by offering a high quality programme at an internationally recognised institution.

This MSc is an intensive part-time postgraduate taught programme encompassing the science of skin ageing and aesthetics, the application of evidence-based practice, the clinical assessment and management of patients presenting with aesthetic problems.

You will be encouraged to develop a translational, professional approach to learning throughout the course, which can be applied to your future learning.

In addition, supervision and training is provided by national and international leaders in the field of aesthetic research, regulation and clinical practice.

The unique amalgamation of research and clinical expertise in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine at The University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust allows us to develop a unique programme supported by an interdisciplinary faculty of dermatologists, plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, maxillo-facial surgeons, dentists and psychologists in addition to skin ageing and wound research basic scientists.

Please note

You are required to attend a compulsory induction day at the main University campus on Monday 11th September 2017. There are also two compulsory residential weeks throughout the course - the first will be in January 2018 and the second in November 2018 (exact dates to be arranged).


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £3,800 per annum Year 1 and 2 ; Year 3 £1,900
    International students: £8,600 per annum Year 1 and 2; Year 3 £4,300
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,800 per annum
    International students: £8,600 per annum

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, learning from real patients, equipment for all clinical workshops, assessment, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry).

For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.