The MSc in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery aims to meet the personal, professional and educational requirements of surgeons continuing their professional development within the clinical field of laparoscopic surgery. It will enable you to develop your knowledge and extend and advance your clinical practice to achieve competence in the principles of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery. This course will provide you with the breadth and depth of experience to fully engage with all aspects of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, as well as practical training with simulators.

During this course you will undertake laparoscopic simulation training based at the ICENI Centre and you will also have access to the Broomfield Robotic Centre based at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford. The ICENI Centre is internationally recognised as a leading centre of excellence in the field of minimally invasive surgery. It combines the advanced multidisciplinary laparoscopic techniques practiced at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation trust with the highest quality research infrastructure established within Anglia Ruskin University.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • GBP 12700 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 9200 Year (EEA)
Start date
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Core modules

  • Core Principles of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
  • Global Leadership
  • Research Studies
  • Major Project

Optional modules

  • Principles of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery - Gynaecology
  • Principles of Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery - Gastrointestinal
  • Principles of Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery - Vascular
  • Principles of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery - Urology

In addition to the compulsory modules, you will select one module from the above list of four optional modules to complete the course.


A wide range of assessment strategies are used throughout the duration of this course, including objective structured clinical examinations, simulation practice training sessions, written assignments, presentations, examinations, research proposal, a major project and portfolio.

Teaching will be supported by a range of activities, such as: group collaborations, surgical demonstrations, skills stations, live theatre video link, workshops, tutorials, lectures and seminars. These will all be used to build on your existing knowledge, along with a combination of clinical scenarios and real cases.

English Language Requirements

TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more


Candidates may gain entry to this course by clearly demonstrating on their application that their qualifications and experience are equivalent to a recognised medical degree. In addition, candidates will be required to undertake a telephone interview.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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