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2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medicine (General) Aesthetics

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Course Summary

Take your career to the next level with a Masters in Aesthetic Medicine from Queen Mary. Designed to significantly advance your clinical practice, this programme delivers high-calibre theoretical training in sought-after procedures such as botulinum toxin injections, dermal fillers and laser treatment.

  • Study this part-time course alongside your other commitments, from anywhere in the world
  • Develop an improved theoretical understanding of procedures and patient management
  • Complement your existing practical skills with knowledge on key issues in the aesthetic medicine profession
  • Optional simulation training
  • Based at the Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research at the Blizard Institute — one of the largest cutaneous research centres in Europe
  • Be part of an expanding industry
  • The first course of its kind in the UK — it’s designed and delivered specifically for practising clinicians by leading aestheticians

What you'll study

This programme specifically focuses on complementing your existing practical skills with knowledge on key issues in the aesthetic medicine profession, as well as evaluation and self-appraisal, and autonomy in the planning and management of learning. As such, the information covered is designed for you to develop an improved theoretical understanding of procedures, patient management, and key issues, rather than explicit practical training in aesthetic medicine techniques.

You will gain a thorough training in aesthetic medicine, with a particular focus on non-operative techniques. You will critically discuss the challenges associated with assessing risk in patients. At the end of your studies, you will have a detailed knowledge of the application of consent and ethical practice in aesthetic medicine, and of key laser and injectables techniques. You will also gain insight into the regulatory environment.

We have a large number of specialists teaching on the course, and many are world leaders in their fields. These include academics from other institutions, clinicians, and specialists from the medical industry.

Through interactive webinars and online lectures, videos and literature, you will gain confidence in a number of skills including evaluation and self-appraisal, and autonomy in the planning and management of learning. You also have the chance to put your learning to the test via optional simulation training.

Career paths

After completeing the Aesthetic Medicine programme, you will have developed comprehensive knowledge of the field along with valuable skills for improved learning and critical appraisal. You will be able to apply the knowledge to improve your own clinical practice. Many of our graduates go on to prestigious positions in aesthetic medicine.


This module is an introduction to LASER and radiofrequency energy theory that will allow you to understand both the technical and biological parameters of each technology. You will gain knowledge on the different uses of LASER, IPL and radiofrequency devices (epilation, treatment of pigmented and vascular lesions as well as resurfacing and rejuvenation) .You will also look at the principles of camouflage techniques used for skin lesions and conditions refractory to other modalities of treatment.

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements: A medical or dental degree (MBBS/MBcHB, MD, BDS) recognised by Queen Mary University of London or a Nursing degree (diploma not accepted). Nursing applicants must also be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and have a minimum of four years working experience.