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Full time & Part time See Course MSc, PGDip, PGCert 1 year full-time, 3 years part-time
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Are you a surgeon looking to take your skills to the next level? The MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Surgical Studies is the perfect programme for you. Designed to prepare surgeons for advanced practice, this modular course covers topics not typically included in standard training. With six one-week teaching blocks, you'll acquire knowledge and skills crucial for advanced surgical practice. The programme offers a range of modules, including clinical and professional ones, such as research methods, leadership, and communication. With a focus on theory and practical skills, this course will equip you with the expertise needed to excel in your surgical career. Open to UK and international students, don't miss this opportunity to become a well-rounded surgical expert.

About the course

This course is designed to provide and prepare surgeons for advanced posts and practice. It is modular with six one-week teaching blocks.

The course is not designed to duplicate the preparation for the Royal College exams; instead it will cover topics not routinely covered by standard training or included in mainstream textbooks. The emphasis is on acquiring knowledge and skills which will prepare students for advanced practice in surgery.


Three clinical modules:

  • Advanced professional issues in surgery
  • Perioperative care in surgery
  • Principles and practice of simulation in surgery

Three professional modules:

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate medical degree, and should be able to demonstrate an ability to study at this level. It is expected that students will be in clinical practice throughout the programme.

Applications will also be considered from other professionals in appropriate clinical practice (theatre and surgical practitioners and physician associates).

For international students a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 is required.

This course is open to applications from UK and international students.


UK £11,840
International £24,210

UK £7,894
International £16,140

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Student Profile

Anouk van der Avoirt, Course leader

We are excited about the development of this new course at BSMS. We have designed it to go beyond normal training opportunities to provide in sights and learning which you can’t get from textbooks. We want to promote surgery as an advanced clinical and academic discipline within future healthcare.

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