Master On Campus

Orthopaedic Surgery

University of Dundee

9 months
24100 GBP/year
24100 GBP/year
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Develop your orthopaedic knowledge and skills through taught, clinical and research components covering general orthopaedics and its sub-specialties in this MChOrth Orthopaedic Surgery from University of Dundee.


This MChOrth Orthopaedic Surgery from University of Dundee encompasses teaching, clinical and research elements relating to the field of orthopaedic surgery. This includes general orthopaedics and sub-specialities such as an upper limb, foot and ankle, paediatrics and orthopaedic oncology.

As a practising orthopaedic surgeon, you'll gain in-depth knowledge of the latest surgical and biomechanical techniques. You'll cover the biomechanics of all major joints, imaging techniques, trauma, gait and motion analysis, research, and statistical analysis. This course takes place at Ninewells Hospital.

Alongside lectures and self-directed study, you'll get hands-on learning experiences. You'll complete dry bone workshops, have an associated clinical attachment with a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, and participate in workshops - currently, shoulder approaches, hand and wrist, foot and ankle, spine, and navigated knee replacement - using Thiel-embalmed cadavers. These cadavers are embalmed to retain lifelike qualities, including soft tissue and fascia, and full joint articulation. This ensures an incredibly realistic learning experience.

Throughout this course, you'll hone your understanding of biomechanics, further develop your clinical skills, and discover how the scientific principles of orthopaedics can complement your clinical work.

You'll learn from experts in the field and may have the opportunity to present at conferences, write papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals, or apply for a patent of your own invention following the research element of the course.


This course will help develop your knowledge of orthopaedics, and strengthen your critical thinking and decision-making skills.

Many of our MCh (Orth) graduates have gone on to highly successful careers, with some taking up new challenges and opportunities within the UK up to Consultant position. Career advice will be offered during the course.

Several graduates have published widely in journals and at conferences and have even gone on to gain Fellowships throughout Europe.


Accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • multimedia demonstrations
  • dry bone workshops
  • anatomy demonstrations
  • clinical and operating theatre attachments
  • hands-on surgery workshops using Thiel-embalmed cadavers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • MBChB or an equivalent qualification
  • must normally possess a further postgraduate qualification (e.g. the Master of Surgery in Orthopaedics or Diploma of the National Board in Orthopaedics from India) or an equivalent postgraduate specialist qualification
  • and normally at least four years' post registration in orthopaedic surgery
  • Registration with the GMC is not required
  • You will need to submit an up to date CV and two clinical references at the time of application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24100 GBP per year during 9 months.
  • National

    24100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24100 GBP per year during 9 months.

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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