What will I learn?

War is predicted to be the sixth leading cause of death by 2020. With humanitarian crises and mass casualty events on the rise, specialist training is increasingly important. Undertake this two-year online MSc and develop an understanding of the up-to-date science and practice of military and humanitarian trauma care.

  • Understand the key aspects of military and humanitarian trauma
  • Develop a broad and critical understanding of developments in trauma care in military and disaster settings
  • Experience hands-on training at a summer school consistent with your scope of practice
  • Gain research skills through independent study
  • Accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England


  • Access to Queen Mary’s dedicated online portal, QMplus
  • Access to video and audio recordings of all lectures and other online resources (journals, books and databases)
  • Video tutorials for lab-based work
  • Access to our campus facilities if you decide to visit at any point during your programme

Career paths

The largest growth area for jobs in the medical field has been in trauma over recent years. This course is tailored to meet the needs of international graduates from all healthcare and health sciences backgrounds including surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, operating department staff, allied health professionals and those with a specialist interest in trauma education and training.
It is intended to provide high-quality learning, no matter where you are in the world, in order to develop the future leaders in the science and practice of trauma sciences, including the field of Military and Humanitarian trauma.

Which department am I in?

Blizard Institute

Study options

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
£13,000.00 (13,42,228) per year
The course fee is charged per annum for 2 years. Note that fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis; Queen Mary alumni get a £1,000 discount on their fees.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Students will study this course by Part-time Distance Learning.

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a Bachelors Degree. IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

For international students

Students need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Medicine, Nursing or Paramedic Science; Applicants with strong evidence of suitable clinical experience in a relevant medical field will be considered on an individual basis. IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. TOEFL: 92 overall including 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary is ranked among the 25 most internationally diverse universities in the world and is home to a hugely diverse student population.

  • A leading higher education provider in the UK
  • One of the 24 Russell Group institutions
  • Houses 300 societies and 60 sports clubs
  • Has produced eight Nobel Prize Winners