36 months
37800 GBP/year
14650 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The Surgical Education MEd programme from Imperial College London uses intensive online teaching, discussion and academic work to challenge and develop your thinking and practice as a surgical educator. Educational themes tailored to the unique features of surgical practice are explored throughout.

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There is increasing emphasis across surgical specialities on sound education, assessment and appraisal, and a growing recognition that education is key to safe clinical practice and effective professional development.

Surgery – with its professional emphasis on craft, performance and teamwork – presents unique opportunities and challenges to educators and trainers.

These courses aim to challenge your thinking and develop your practice as a surgical educator. You will develop your theoretical and practical understanding of surgical education and the judgment needed to innovate in this important and growing field.

They will be of interest to those involved in the education of students and trainees in interventional and surgical specialities. Although we expect participants to bring relevant experience of medicine, surgery, and training in the workplace, we make few assumptions of prior knowledge in the field of education.

These courses will equip graduates to further careers in healthcare and surgery–related education and provide a solid foundation for those who intend to go on to study an MD or PhD.


  • Graduates of these Surgical Education MEd programme from Imperial College London will be well placed to advance their careers in a range of directions.
  • If you are a senior in your ‘first’ profession, these courses could represent professionalisation for a role you may have taken on without full and appropriate academic training.
  • As a graduate, you will be well positioned to take increased educational responsibility in universities, trusts and professional bodies, and influence policy and practice. You will also be empowered to carry out research in surgical education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning, Teaching and Becoming a Surgical Educator 
  • Assessment of and for Learning 
  • Learning and Teaching in Surgical Environments 
  • Educational Design and Evaluation 
  • Impact of Policy and Context on Surgeon Educators
  • Theories and Scholarship Underpinning Surgical Education Practice 
  • Simulation for Surgical Education 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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PG Dip: 60 credits


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 Bachelor's Degree with Honours in medicine or a science, engineering, computing, healthcare, or education subject (or a comparable qualification recognised by the College).
  • We normally also require three years of relevant experience in a healthcare field (not necessarily surgery) and/or relevant teaching/education development and research experience. 
  • Practical experience of surgery, surgery-related practices and training in this domain are necessary to take advantage of this challenging programme.  You should be actively involved in education activity while undertaking this programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37800 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    14650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14650 GBP per year during 36 months.


  • PG Dip (Online) - £10,400
  • PG Dip (Blended) - £11,720


  • PG Dip (Online) - £17,160
  • PG Dip (Blended) - £30,240

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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