This programme gives you first-rate preparation for the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) examination, with additional emphasis on acquired knowledge and its application.
The third-year MSc research project also serves as an opportunity to develop an academic career in surgery. This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.
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This programme is designed to let you study towards your MRCS in a flexible way. This Surgical Sciences online programme is jointly offered by The University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. It covers the UK Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum.
Delivered through an online learning environment, students accumulate credits through a series of modules leading to a certificate, diploma or masters qualification.
At the certificate and diploma levels, students must attend an end-of-year examination, held in Edinburgh for UK-based students or with a pre-approved partner institution for international students.
The final year involves a masters research project in which you will plan, execute and develop a research paper, potentially involving clinical or laboratory research.
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An undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in medicine is required. You must also demonstrate that you will be in a supervised clinical environment while you are studying.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
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)
If you completed a CAE or CPE before January 2015 please contact the Admissions Office for the accepted grades.
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