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Surgical Sciences (Online Learning) MSc

Online University of Edinburgh Edinburgh Medical School

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Part time September MSc 3 years part-time

About the course

Programme description

This 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.

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.

Online learning

Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.


Tuition fees vary between degree programmes. Find the specific fees for your chosen programme on our website.

Course Content

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Student Profile(s)

Chee Ching Chan

This award-winning MSc qualification in Surgical Sciences is unique compared to other distance online learning programmes. Surgical trainees, like me, have a busy on-call rota and need flexibility to learn. ESSQ definitely fulfils the above criteria to suit my needs. Online case study discussions with experts of their own remit and numerous online multiple choice questions have given me a quantum leap to pass my MRCS examination.
Most importantly, in my third and final year of ESSQ, I learnt the generic and transferrable research skills on how to discover and contribute new knowledge to the current surgical science. This qualification is not just an MSc I put behind my name; it is a qualification that equips me with the qualities to excel both academically and clinically in my surgical career.

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