General Surgery, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    5100
    Tuition (Year)
    5100
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #41 Online
This two-year, part-time masters programme is offered jointly by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh, and is taught entirely online. Both institutions have combined well previously to deliver an award-winning Master’s programme to support early surgical training, and continue to serve as a powerful brand in surgery.

About

You will be taught by experienced tutors – all leading clinicians in their field – and you will have access to well-defined and managed learning resources and educational material, including an unparalleled online library facility.

Illustrative cases will cover technical skills and procedures as well as core knowledge and clinical skills.

Career opportunities

The ChM provides advanced training for surgeons preparing for the intercollegiate fellowship examination and those approaching consultancy.

Accreditation

Mission

As a world-leading centre of academic excellence we aim to:

  • Enhance our position as one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities and to measure our performance against the highest international standards
  • Provide the highest quality learning and teaching environment for the greater wellbeing of our students
  • Produce graduates fully equipped to achieve the highest personal and professional standards
  • Make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to Scotland, the UK and the world, promoting health and economic and cultural wellbeing.

As a great civic university, Edinburgh especially values its intellectual and economic relationship with the Scottish community that forms its base and provides the foundation from which it will continue to look to the widest international horizons, enriching both itself and Scotland.

Programme Structure

Programme structure

Based on the UK Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum, this programme allows you to select advanced modules that match your declared subspecialty, and supports your study towards the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) examinations.

Year 1

Compulsory modules will cover the basic elements of subspecialties, for instance, emergency surgery and critical care including the assessment and the pre-/peri-/post-operative care of the surgical patient.

These modules will be taught and assessed using a clinical problem-based approach, supported by systems-based review of the course material.

Year 2

You will undertake a tailored academic module that reflects your subspecialty. You will explore research and teaching methodology, develop your skills in analysing published evidence and explore interactive and written clinical communication skills. You will also complete an academic critique in a subspecialty area of work.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

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 (Grade B2): 176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 92

    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

Admission Requirements:

A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent) recognised by the General Medical Council. You should also have acquired MRCS (or equivalent assessment milestone) and be an Advanced Trainee in General Surgery (UK ST 5/6 or equivalent).

English language requirements

All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:

  • an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration
  • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the "Enabling Skills" sections are not considered)
  • CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)
  • Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 5100 International
  • GBP 5100 EU/EEA

Funding

Scholarships include:

  • Cross-disciplinary awards
  • Edinburgh College of Art
  • Business School
  • School of Divinity
  • School of Economics
  • School of Health in Social Science
  • Animals Asia Scholarship
  • British Heart Foundation in Cardiovascular Design
  • Colt Foundation Fellowships
  • EBRC - Pfizer Scholarship
  • Scottish Power Foundation Scholarships
  • School of Engineering International Masters
  • Informatics International Masters Scholarships
  • The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance Prize PhD Studentships
  • School of Biological Sciences Taught Postgraduate Bursaries
  • School of Mathematics awards
  • The Maudslay Scholarship
  • The Higgs Centre Scholarships
  • Master's Scholarships in High Performance Computing
  • Head of School Scholarships (GeoSciences)

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.