Evidence-based Medicine (Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • English (book IELTS)


The MSc Evidence-based Medicine (Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain) MSc isoffered by Teesside University.

The emphasis is on the integration of theory and practice within a multi-professional working and learning environment and intends to develop a lifelong ability to understand how evidence is generated, retrieved, critically appraised and employed in clinical practice. Such a focus will ensure that you are equipped with the necessary foundations to further develop an evidence-based approach to practice throughout your career.

The course:
  • enables you to develop the skills and attitudes necessary to perform detailed evidence-based medicine and research in your area of speciality
  • develops your understanding of the necessary research methodologies to locate and appraise clinically relevant research critically
  • fosters a commitment to lifelong learning, and an inquisitive approach to clinical practice.

There is a flexible approach to course delivery. You can choose to study either by attending taught sessions or through distance learning.

What you study
  • You will study a number of modules which aim to increase the knowledge and skills that are necessary for evidence-based medicine. These will focus upon evidence-based practice, research design and methods, statistics and change management. You will be encouraged to apply these to your own area of speciality. In the final year you will undertake a research project related to your own area of interest.

Programme Structure

  • Designing Research Projects
  • Dissertation
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Practical Statistics
  • Quality Improvement in Evidence-based Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain
  • Research Project Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following CAE score:

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    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.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

Applicants from the UK will be trainee anaesthetists, in at least their third year of training (post-primary FRCA). Overseas trainees will have completed an initial clinical attachment. All candidates will be registered with the Northern School of Anaesthesia.

English Language Requirements
  • You must have a good level of English language as courses are delivered and assessed in English.
Minimum Entry Level
  • IELTS: 6.5-7.0
  • TOEFL (Paper-based test): 575-600
  • TOEFL (Computer test): 230-250
  • TOEFL (Internet-based test): 89-100

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10950 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4590 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4590 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Middlesbrough

  • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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