Master Online

Surgical Science

University College Cork Online

24 months
9310 EUR/year
4630 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of the Surgical Science programme from University College Cork Online is to provide postgraduate education in surgery for clinical students (medical graduates), to enhance their academic understanding of the speciality, prior to or during early surgical training. The Masters programme will also provide structured research opportunities.


The Surgical Science programme at University College Cork Online is a two-year part-time programme with an annual intake, comprising of taught modules, clinical attachments and a minor thesis. The taught modules consist of formal teaching material and course work, individual assignments including case studies and journal reviews, clinical skills teaching and practical exercises, as well as assessment of clinical skills and expected attendance at academic meetings.

Why Choose This Course

This innovative programme will provide you with a strong foundation with which to progress through specialist surgical and other postgraduate training. There is significant use of e-learning therefore campus based contact teaching time is condensed recognizing the work commitments of surgical trainees. The modular structure offered allows flexibility to trainees who can opt to access a one year certificate or two year diploma/masters. 

This course combines a focus on surgical efficiencies such as innovative strategies in decision making, improving surgical key performance indicators and the development of the early career surgeon as a service and team leader.

Skills and Careers Information

This course/programme may appeal to those contemplating or embarking on a surgical career or those who wish to broaden their academic portfolio to enhance their competitiveness. It may also be attractive to overseas students who would like the opportunity to learn more about the surgical environment in Ireland and expand their academic repertoire and surgical management strategies.

On completion of the MCh students will be expected to have a sound knowledge and comprehension of strategies which improve surgical outcomes and will have developed evaluative, problem solving, management and leadership skills. This will enhance possibilities of securing core and higher specialist training opportunities Those who continue to masters level will have undertaken substantive research in their field of practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Essentials in surgery 1 - Infection prevention and management including antibiotic stewardship, wound management and healing
  • Surgical Metabolism - Optimising Metabolism and Fluid Management in the surgical setting
  • Professional Development in Surgery Research Methodology, Innovation and Device Development
  • Essentials in surgery 2 - Optimising efficiencies, pre-op screening and early discharge strategies, theatre process, pain management
  • Professional development in surgery 2 - Leadership and management strategies, self-care and human factors awareness, safety solutions and error reduction in surgery including radiation safety training, the surgeon as educator 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for the MCh in Surgical Science will be required to have attained a medical qualification of the NUI or an equivalent institution AND
  • Be eligible for full registration as a doctor with the Irish Medical Council.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9310 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9310 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4630 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4630 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • The EU fee for this course is €4,630 (Year 1) €4,630 (Year 2).

  • The Non-EU fee for this course is €9,310 (Year 1) €9,310 (Year 2).


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