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Masters of Advanced Minimally-Invasive Surgery (MIS)

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This MS programme is focussed, practical-based, highly innovative and hands-on mixing the cutting edge of VR and SoMe with advanced practical training and telementoring in robotics and laparoscopy from some of the world’s most renowned expert surgeons. This degree incorporates latest technologies that will place students at the forefront of modern surgical training. 

The only MS programme of its kind in the world
  • Learn advanced practical skills in minimally-invasive surgery: students will have the opportunity to improve their laparoscopic and robotic skills.
  • Be amongst the first postgraduate students, across the globe, to directly interact with surgeons around the world, learning operative skills as well as observing the latest procedures.
  • Learn about and develop Virtual and Augmented Reality models at the cutting edge of surgery.
  • Be the only group of students who are specifically taught on the use of SoMe in surgery by some of the pioneers of this movement.
  • Be taught by academic surgeons who are experts in their field and recognised as thought leaders in surgery, including Module Leads: Mr Manish Chand, Professor Steve Wexner, Professor Antonio Lacy, Mr Richard Brady, Professor Mariana Berho, Dr Venkatesh Munikrishnan, Mr Jim Khan and Mr Richard Cohen.
Why study this programme at UCL? 

UCL is one of the world’s very best universities, consistently placed in the global top 10 in world rankings. It is affiliated with University College Hospital (UCLH) which is recognised as a centre of excellence. The University has highly advanced simulation facilities for surgical training as well as excellent collaborative links with other similarly progressive units throughout the surgical community. The technology integrated into this programme will allow students to be mentored and assessed by surgeons in Europe and the USA whilst being based at the Bloomsbury Campus, using state-of-the-art telestration equipment. The module structure will also allow students to directly work with experienced academics and develop projects that will be clinically applicable to their future careers. The international, multidisciplinary faculty will allow students to directly engage with some of the key opinion leaders in surgery and tailor their practise to be at the forefront of modern surgery. 

This MS programme is focused, practical-based, highly innovative and "hands-on", mixing the cutting-edge of VR and SoMe with advanced practical training and telementoring in robotics and laparoscopy from some of the world's most renowned expert surgeons. This degree incorporates latest technologies that will place students at the forefront of modern surgical training.

Key Information

Programme starts

September 2018

Modes and duration
Full time: 1 year
Tuition Fees (2018/19)
UK/EU:
£14,790 (FT)
Overseas:
£28,370 (FT)
Application deadlines
All applicants
Open: 16 October 2017
Close: 27 July 2018

Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.

Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.
Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

A recognised medical degree from a UK University or an overseas qualification of equivalent standard. In addition, basic surgical training or equivalent in a surgical specialty e.g. MRCS, MRCOG or overseas equivalent.

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Degree last modified on 27 March 2018 at 16:57 by UCL Student Recruitment Marketing.

Key Information

Programme starts

September 2018

Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.
Location: London, Bloomsbury

Application and next steps

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

  • Graduate students who hold a recognised medical degree and have undergone basic surgical training or equivalent in a surgical specialty eg MRCS or MRCOG are encouraged to apply.
  • A PGCert is available on completion of the core modules for students who hold a medical degree but are yet to complete basic surgical training.

Application deadlines
All applicants
27 July 2018

For more information see our Applications page.

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What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery at graduate level
  • why you want to study Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

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Degree last modified on 27 March 2018 at 16:57 by UCL Student Recruitment Marketing.

Key Information

Programme starts

September 2018

Modes and duration
Full time: 1 year
Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.
Location: London, Bloomsbury

Degree Information

Students learn advanced practical skills in minimally-invasive surgery and have the opportunity to improve their laparoscopic and robotic skills.

Academic surgeons who are experts in their field and recognised as thought leaders in surgery teach on this programme.

You will learn about and develop Virtual and Augmented Reality models at the cutting edge of surgery and be among the only group of students who are specifically taught on the use of SoMe in surgery by some of the pioneers of this movement.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The MS consists of six core modules (90 credits), two optional modules (30 credits) and a research dissertation (180 credits). 

A Postgraduate Certificate is also available and consists of four core modules (60 credits).

Core modules
  • The Concept of Minimally-Invasive Surgery (PG Cert & MS)
  • Training Concepts/Models in the Minimally-Invasive Surgery (PG Cert & MS)
  • Imaging in Surgery (PG Cert & MS)
  • Virtual Reality in Surgery (PG Cert & MS)
  • mHealth (MS)
  • Leadership in Surgery (MS)
Optional modules

For the MS Award, two optional modules are chosen from the following: 

  • Advanced Techniques in Laparoscopy - practical workshops and building training programmes
  • Advanced Training in Robotics – practical workshops and building training programmes
  • Research Methodology
  • mHealth Applications
Dissertation/research project

This module gives students the opportunity to undertake an individual supervised design project, which will involve collection of primary data, planning, decision-making and production of either a practical research model for training in MIS  and/or a VR software model for use or diagnosis in the field of minimally invasive surgery.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, practical sessions, group discussions and distance learning. Assessment is through written examination, coursework, presentation, dissertation and viva voce.

Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Advanced Minimally-Invasive Surgery MS

Degree last modified on 27 March 2018 at 16:57 by UCL Student Recruitment Marketing.

Programme Administrator  Tufael Hussain  dsis.mis@ucl.ac.uk +44 (0) 207 679 5055
Programme Lead  Mr Manish Chand  m.chand@ucl.ac.uk  
Module Lead  Professor Steve Wexner     
Module Lead  Professor Antonio Lacy     
Module Lead  Mr Richard Brady     
Module Lead  Professor Mariana Berho     
Module Lead  Dr Venkatesh Munikrishnan     
Module Lead  Mr Jim Khan     
Module Lead  Mr Richard Cohen