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MSc Trauma Science

This Trauma Science programme from University of Birmingham aims to enable exploration of the theoretical basis of trauma science in general with a route to particular specialisms depending on the cohort need. For example, there are clear paths of specialism for physiotherapists, nurses, doctors, engineers, scientists and military personnel.

Quick Facts

Duration: 1 year (Full-Time)
2 years (Part-Time)
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: £28,530 per year
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Trauma Science programme from University of Birmingham 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.

Courses included:

  • Trauma Science
  • Research Methods
  • Critical care, Torso Trauma and Burns Management
  • Neurotrauma
  • Conflict Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma and Rehabilitation
  • Research Dissertation

“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”

Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology

Why study this course?

  • This course is the only full-time MSc Trauma Science course in the UK.
  • The programme is delivered in partnership with frontline experts based in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham, Centre for Defence Medicine and the University of Birmingham, creating a major trauma treatment centre that offers the full range of required trauma specialists.
  • This joint civilian and military clinical trauma centre shares a campus with the University of Birmingham where researchers from biomedical, engineering and physical sciences are working together with the clinical teams on a range of trauma-related research programmes.
  • World-class leading research staff are associated with the course, with extensive knowledge of trauma.
  • You will have the ability to publish research conducted as part of your dissertation.


A minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree in engineering, life sciences or biomedical sciences.

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