Study cover for General Surgery (Online Learning)
Master Online

General Surgery (Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh

24 months
6850 GBP/year
6850 GBP/year
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This 2-year, part-time masters programme in General Surgery (Online Learning) is offered jointly by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and The University of Edinburgh, and is taught entirely online. Both institutions have combined well previously to deliver an award-winning Master’s programme to support early surgical training, and continue to serve as a powerful brand in surgery. 

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In the General Surgery (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh , you will be taught by experienced tutors – all leading clinicians in their field – and you will have access to well-defined and managed learning resources and educational material, including an unparalleled online library facility.

Illustrative cases will cover technical skills and procedures as well as core knowledge and clinical skills.

Career opportunities 

The ChM provides advanced training for surgeons preparing for the intercollegiate fellowship examination and those approaching consultancy.

Programme Structure

  • Year 1 

Compulsory modules will cover the basic elements of subspecialties, for instance, emergency surgery and critical care including the assessment and the pre-/peri-/post-operative care of the surgical patient.

These modules will be taught and assessed using a clinical problem-based approach, supported by systems-based review of the course material.

  • Year 2

Academic modules will explore research and teaching methodology, whilst enabling students to develop the ability to analyse published evidence and enhance their interactive and written clinical communication skills. Students will also have the opportunity to complete an academic research project in Year 2 e.g. Original research or a Systematic Review in a relevant area of work. Following completion of the programme, students are encouraged to seek publication of their study in a peer-reviewed journal.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent) recognised by the General Medical Council.

  • You should have also acquired MRCS (or equivalent assessment milestone).
  • UK applicants must be an Advanced Trainee in General Surgery (UK ST5 or greater). Candidates outside the UK should have equivalent experience.
  • Surgeons who have a consultant or career grade post (or equivalent) in General Surgery are also eligible for entry. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6850 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6850 GBP per year during 24 months.



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