University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Trauma Science

The programme is delivered by experts in the field, including those from civilian and military backgrounds at the forefront of trauma care and offers up-to-date knowledge of the science of trauma and its management. The interactive teaching methods equip you with the medical and scientific skills to become a specialist in trauma science and its management.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in engineering, life sciences or biomedical sciences. We normally expect this to be at the 2.1 level or higher. Where English is not the native language/language of instruction: IELTS: 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band; or TOEFL: 600 (paper based) or 250 (computer based) plus TWE 4.0 or 100 with no less than 23 in any band (internet based).

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to trauma science; research methods. optional modules: neurotrauma; musculoskeletal trauma; resuscitation, burns and acute wound management; critical care and torso trauma; continuing professional development and mentored practice; nutritiona and metabolism; material science, devices and prosthetics; rehabilitation; conflict trauma; health assessment; research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment will use a variety of methods, which will include essays, extended matching set questions, multiple choice questions, short answer questions and a viva, with formative assessments offered in each of these forms. A final dissertation and presentation based upon original research is required for completion of this Master's programme.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,510 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 17,960 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005