Surgery, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #401 ,
The program is open to residents in Surgery at the University of Manitoba currently enrolled in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) specialty training program. The RCPSC program is a postgraduate clinical specialty certification program and residents earn the M.Sc. as an additional degree to their certification. 


The purpose of the program is to stimulate the involvement of surgical residents in research and to encourage them to develop a career as surgeon-scientists. Many recent M.Sc. recipients have gone on to careers in academic surgery or are undertaking fellowship training with plans to assume an academic career in Surgery.

Research facilities depend upon the chosen advisor. Such individuals are University of Manitoba faculty who have facilities located at Health Sciences Centre, University of Manitoba – Bannatyne Campus or St. Boniface General Hospital Research Centre. The research interests of the Department reflect the diversity of the clinical specialties contained therein

Programme Structure

Areas of specialty offered in the Program:

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery

In addition to the minimum course requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, students must:

  • complete twelve months’ work of research, under the direct supervision of the senior investigator or thesis advisor and the Research Chair for the Department of Surgery
  • submit a major thesis on the research project
  • defend their thesis for an examining committee, displaying adequate knowledge of the subject involved

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 567

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 86

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Application for Admission Form
  • Application Fee
  • Transcript Requirements
  • Name changes/differences on documentation must be supported with official evidence.
  • Other supporting documentation may include: a copy of your CV; a statement of interest; sample of writing, etc. Please check your department to see if you need to provide any additional documents.
  • A copy of birth certificate or passport

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • USD 10240 International
  • USD 4654 National


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