MSc in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

MSc AesPlastSurg

The programme is designed specifically to provide a core curriculum exclusively for established Plastic Surgeons or Plastic Surgical trainees, who wish to practise in the field of Aesthetic Surgery following completion of specialist training or its international equivalents. This unique online distance learning course starts in October and runs for two academic years. This course is the perfect academic compliment to a career in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Successful completion of the course results in the awarding of an MSc in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery from the Queen Mary University of London.

Key Features

  • A comprehensive and current curriculum in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
  • Live online tutorials
  • A forum for discussion of cases and topics at your convenience
  • Audiovisual material to demonstrate cases and good practice
  • Clinical days at conferences with live demonstrations

Course Content

Programme Structure
  • Two year, part-time, e-learning
  • Web-based, distance learning
  • Optional-attendance international clinical days
Programme Content

This intensive programme consists of structured distance learning and a dissertation. We cover the entire spectrum of Aesthetic Surgery with an emphasis on the fundamental principles and education in a wide range of techniques. Specific topics are covered in a total of eight modules, four per year, each with 10 teaching packages comprising:

  • Online text, selected reading, self-assessment
  • Multi-media material covering filmed discussion and techniques

You will also have access to four “clinical days” with video links to live theatre or filmed material from these. Your are expected to gain additional hands on experience by attending surgical centres locally. The programme in no sense provides hands on surgical training.

The Modules
  1. Skin Physiology – including normal biology and disease processes of skin and the physiology of ageing
  2. Medicolegal & Psychiatric Aspects of Aesthetic Surgery – including consent and anaesthesia
  3. Implants and Biomaterials – studying the biology and surgical use of various implant materials including bone, cartilage and alloplasts
  4. Specialist Techniques – including liposuction, dermabrasion, lasers, peels, hair colour etc
  5. Plastic Surgery of the Head & Neck – covering diagnostic and surgical management of a wide variety of aesthetic deformities and non-invasive aesthetic procedures
  6. Plastic Surgery of the Head & Neck
  7. Plastic Surgery of the Trunk & Breast – to identify congenital and acquired disorders and their surgical management
  8. Research Methods & Ethics in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – an exploration of cutting edge research methods and derived products currently being implemented as well as identification of key ethical considerations in aesthetic surgery
  9. Dissertation – 15,000-words

Course Contributors

Course Director

Professor Simon Myers PhD FRCS (Plast)

UK Programme Contributors

Professor James Frame FRCS FRCS (Plast)

Mr Mohammad Jawad FRCS (Plast)

International Programme Contributors and Advisory Board

Professor David Smith MD (Tampa – USA)

Dr Fahd Benslimane MD (Casablanca – Morocco)

Dr Fabio Ingallina MD (Catania – Italy)

Professor Mustapha Hamdi MD PhD (Brussels – Belgium)

Professor Jeong Tae Kim MD PhD (Seoul – South Korea)

Professor Javier de Benito MD (Barcelona – Spain)

Professor Ferit Demirkan MD EBPS (Istanbul – Turkey)

Honorary Clinical Lecturers

Mr Ali M Ghanem

Eligibility Criteria

MRCS Part B or equivalent is an entry requirement.

IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL 590 or more is required for International Programme students.


  • Each of the teaching packages includes a weekly online assignment, all of which must be successfully completed
  • A 15,000-word dissertation must be submitted based on topics related to Aesthetic Surgery
  • A viva voce examination must be passed at the end of each academic year in order for the degree to conferred