Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)


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.

Programme Structure

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score: 600

    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: 100

    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

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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12700 International
  • GBP 9200 EU/EEA


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