Reconstructive Microsurgery

MSc ( 2 years Part-time Online Learning )


Application deadline for 2019 entry: Friday 16 September 2019

This is the first dedicated UK microsurgery degree in this innovative and rapidly developing field.

This Distance Learning programme will provide surgeons with comprehensive training in microsurgery and clinical management. It will improve confidence in microsurgery for both the trainee microsurgeon and the more experienced surgeon. Modules will enable surgeons to develop a thorough knowledge of clinical anatomy and physiology relevant to microsurgery which can impact on operative decisions.

There will be hands-on training through Microsurgery and Flap courses providing crucial and invaluable training which will broaden surgeons’ skills and expertise. (Basic microsurgery, advanced microsurgery, perforator flap and live animal flap courses).

The importance of evidence-based practice will be developed through critique of microsurgery literature and synthesis of balanced views, impacting on surgeons’ practices

An international microsurgery fellowship will be facilitated with a highly reputable microsurgery team. This includes centres such as in Seoul (Korea), Okayama (Japan), Naples (Italy), Timisoara (Romania), St Andrews (Broomfield Hospital, UK). However, students will also have the option to participate in a fellowship at their local unit.

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Specific topics in reconstructive microsurgery are covered in a total of eight modules via the QMplus teaching package. In addition, a 15,000 word dissertation is completed at the end of the second year.

Year 1

  • Principles of microsurgery (Basic microsurgery course) 15 credits
  • Advanced physiology (advanced microsurgery course) 15 credits
  • Anatomy applied to reconstructive microsurgery (flap course in non-living models) 15 credits
  • Evolution of reconstructive microsurgery (perforator flap course in living models) 15 credits

Year 2

  • Limb reconstruction (upper and lower limb) 15 credits
  • Head and neck reconstruction 15 credits
  • Trunk and genitalia reconstruction 15 credits
  • Fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery 15 credits
  • Dissertation (15 000 words) 60 credits

Entry requirements

Completion of Medical Degree (MBBS or MD) recognized by Queen Mary University of London

English requirements should be any of the following:

  • Grade B at A-Level
  • IELTS (overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 in the Writing and Speaking modules)

Overseas students attending clinical days will require an appropriate visa according to QMUL regulations (Holiday Visas are not permitted). A copy of the appropriate visa will need to be sent to the department prior to attending the clinical day. Further advice is obtainable via the QMUL International Students Adviser in Advice and Counselling services.

Learning and teaching

An on-line platform provides module study materials, videos and literature, and allows completion of summative assessments. Surgeons will be supported by  online tutors and student discussion forums will enable group discussions.

This online learning environment comprises:

  • Weekly written material about the subject complemented by clinical pictures
  • Supplementary reading and a selection of relevant journal articles
  • Quizzes –  summative assessment comprising  MCQs
  • Student Café – this area of the site allows pictures and questions or messages to be posted for discussion within the group. The current students find this a useful way of interacting with other students

Each module will have three  MCQ tests  and a  2000 word essay to be submitted online.

An OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) will be held at the end of each academic year.


Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2020/21 Academic Year

Part time DL £5,000

Tuition fees for International students

2020/21 Academic Year

Part time DL £10,450

Part time fees are charged per annum over two years for a two year programme and per annum over three years for a three year programme. A percentage increase may be applied to the fees in years two and three.

This increase is defined each year and published on the intranet and in the Tuition Fee Regulations. A 3% increase was applied to the unregulated university fees in 2019/20. Further information can be viewed on our University Fees webpage, including details about annual increases.


There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.

Read more about alternative sources of funding for Home/EU students and for Overseas students.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079

Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8717



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