Surgery (Ophthalmology), Master | Canterbury Christ Church University | Chatham, United Kingdom
12 months
15425 GBP/year
10275 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MCh in Surgery (Ophthalmology) from Canterbury Christ Church University will prepare you as a trainee surgeon to meet the challenges of current and future ophthalmology.


Ophthalmology is a surgical specialty dealing with disorders of the eye and visual pathways. Although the treatment of eye conditions involves a range of therapeutic options, including medicine, laser and surgery, the surgical field is constantly evolving with technology being the main driver.

This course in Surgery (Ophthalmology) from Canterbury Christ Church University aims to develop your scientific insight into current and emerging technologies that will inform your clinical practice and help you to apply basic scientific discoveries to your clinical work for the benefit of your patients.

It aims to facilitate you to develop a critical understanding of current novel and potentially beneficial therapies that use regenerative medicine and digital health platforms in a way that will inspire and encourage you to use this knowledge and develop your own ideas. To be a competent, safe and compassionate surgeon, you need to be able to develop your critical, analytical and problem solving abilities. 

All about the course

This MCh in Surgery is aimed at doctors who are at ST1 level and above and provides an essential educational component for you while you are progressing in your surgical training.

If you are an international medical graduate, this course will be especially suitable for you as it is designed so that it will allow you the maximum opportunities to learn both the theory and practice if you do not hold a GMC registration. If you wish to be considered to be sponsored by the University for a one year GMC registration, you will need to meet the criteria set by both the University and the GMC.

Your future career

Completion of this course will not only give you a MCh in a surgical pathway that will aid your career progression, but it will highly enhance your prospects of employment. You will gain the knowledge and skills that few trainee doctors will possess and it will place you at the forefront of technology and science. 

You will be able to demonstrate and share unique skills with colleagues for the benefit of excellent patient care and be a source of inspiration and innovation. These skills will be highly sought after. This will advantage you, whether you remain in your current place of employment whilst undertaking this course or whether you will be applying for a post on completion in the UK or abroad. 

As well as giving you a very competitive and enhanced surgical training portfolio, gaining this MCh will enable you to continue your post graduate medical education at a higher level such as an MD or PhD if you wish to in the future.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Regenerative Medicine and Emerging Technologies
  • Enhancing Care Through Research
  • Micro-invasive Cataract Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
  • Advances in Treatment of Medical Retina Conditions
  • Lasers in Ophthalmology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Full registration with the GMC is required if you wish to undertake clinical practice such as assisting in operating theatre.
  • If you are an overseas medical graduate the Admissions Office at the University will check the application in terms of:
  • Equivalence of qualifications (by using NARIC)
  • If English is not your first language you require an IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no element below 6.0.

Work experience

You will need to have a primary medical qualification and have a minimum of two years post qualification clinical experience. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15425 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15425 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10275 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10275 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Part time:

UK:  £5,140/year


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