This online programme is jointly offered by the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. It covers the UK Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum.
This programme gives you first-rate preparation for the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) examination, with additional emphasis on acquired knowledge and its application.
The third-year MSc research project also serves as an opportunity to develop an academic career in surgery.
Delivered through an online learning environment, students accumulate credits through a series of modules leading to a certificate, diploma or masters qualification.
At the certificate and diploma levels, students must attend an end-of-year examination, held in Edinburgh for UK-based students or with a pre-approved partner institution for international students.
Year 1: certificate
- Introduction to the ESSQ
- Cardiovascular and Respiratory
- Neoplasia, Immunology, Microbiology and Haematology
- Gastrointestinal 1
- Gastrointestinal 2 and Transplant
- Locomotor and Plastics
- Endocrinology, Breast and Skin
Year 2: diploma
- Preoperative Assessment
- Principles of Postoperative and Critical Care
- Principles of Surgical Management
- Surgical and Communication Skills
- Academic Activity
Year 3: masters
The final year involves a masters research project in which you will plan, execute and develop a research paper, potentially involving clinical or laboratory research.
Please visit our programme website for the most up to date fees.