Surgical and Interventional Sciences MSc
This MSc has the approval of the Royal Colleges of Surgery and is aimed at surgeons (but not exclusively) with at least two years training. To reflect pivotal changes in overall training objectives and to keep pace with innovations in both surgical and scientific research the course now includes two separate ‘hands-on’ modules: *Advanced Microsurgical Skills (*certificated; the only MSc course able to offer this qualification) and Robotics. The course also offers a wide range of optional modules, e.g. Nanotechnology; Orthopaedics; Oncology.
The ethos of the course is to provide graduate teaching and research opportunities to junior surgeons with a two-fold aim: (i) to introduce trainee surgeons to in-depth scientific understanding, knowledge and practice as applied to surgery and (ii) to equip trainee surgeons with critical, analytical thinking and skills at Master’s level and provide equivalent qualifications to enable career progression.
Mode of study
- Full-time: 1 year
- Part-time: 2 years
Tuition fees (2015/16)
- UK/EU Full-time: £13,285
- UK/EU Part-time: £6,645
- Overseas Full-time: £25,240
- Overseas Part-time: £12,465
- All applicants: 31 July 2015
More details in Application section.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of one core module (15 credits), two optional modules (30 credits), three elective modules (45 credits) and a research project (90 credits).
All students undertake an independent research project on a subject of relevance to their clinical interests which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words and contributes 50% of the final mark. We encourage students to submit their work for presentation in conferences and for publication.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. Student performance is assessed through unseen written examination papers, written reports, oral presentations, written coursework and oral examinations, and a dissertation and oral examination for the research project.
RMO (Resident Medical Officer) positions: In order to qualify you must have full GMC registration and hold current ALS certification.
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website: www.ucl.ac.uk/scholarships
First destinations of recent graduates as junior surgeons in surgical training include: Southend Hospital: Surgeon; Queen Medical: Surgeon; Bangor Hospital: Doctor; Royal Derby Hospital: Core Surgical Trainee; Stanmore Hospital: Academic Clinical Fellow; Kings College Hospital NHS Trust: Specialist Registrar in Cardiothoracic; Greater Glasgow NHS: Paediatric Surgery Registrar and Training Surgeon. The majority of older graduates have become consultants in specialist surgical fields, e.g. at the Royal Free Hospital, Birmingham, Great Ormond Street, UCLH and generally throughout the UK and abroad.