• University of Edinburgh

MSc Surgical Sciences

Develop expertise in surgical sciences and broaden your understanding of evidence-based surgical practices. This MSc degree will prepare you for the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) examination or further study towards an MD or PhD.

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  • Level

    Masters Degree
  • Duration

    3 Years Part-time
  • Language

    English
  • Total Tuition Fee

    £15,200

MSc Surgical Sciences

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 3 Years Part-time

  • Total tuition fee

    £15,200

    Deepen your knowledge of surgical sciences with the University of Edinburgh

    On this part-time, fully online degree from the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of surgical sciences and evidence-based academic surgery practice.

    Across three years, you’ll cover the UK Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum, which should prepare you for the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) examination and further study.

    Join an online network of students, tutors, and experts in surgical sciences

    Take advantage of this degree programme’s online nature and learn in a way that suits you.

    Join medical students and professionals from all over the world and take steps towards a specialist career in medicine.

    What skills will you learn?

    • Pre-operative care
    • Surgical management
    • Post-operative management
    • Research methods
    • Critical thinking

    The entry requirements for the 2024/2025 academic year are as follows:

    • An accredited medical degree (MBChB or equivalent). You must be in a supervised clinical environment while you are studying.

    English language requirements

    Non-native English speaker will need one the following English language qualifications at the grades specified:

    • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component.
    • TOEFL-iBT (including Home Edition): total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
    • C1 Advanced (CAE) / C2 Proficiency (CPE): total 176 with at least 169 in each component.
    • Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components.
    • PTE Academic: total 62 with at least 59 in each component.

    The aim of this degree is to develop your understanding of scientific principles, as relates to surgical practice.

    By the end of this degree, you will:

    • demonstrate a sound understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and microbiology.
    • ensure you have in-depth knowledge of the principles of pre-operative care, surgical management, post-operative management, and the professional, management and generic aspects of surgery as applied to general surgical practice.
    • develop an understanding of research methodology and conduct your own independent, original research project.

    With this set of skills, you’ll be prepared to take the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) examination or explore further study options.

    MSc Surgical Sciences

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 3 Years Part-time

  • Total tuition fee

    £15,200

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