April 21, 2019



MCh in Surgery (Orthopaedics & Regenerative Medicine)
MCh in Surgery (Otorhinolaryngology)
MCh in Surgery (Urology)
MCh in Surgery (Ophthalmology)

Duration: 1 year full-time

Intake: September/October 

Entry Requirements:  primary medical qualification (mbbs)

Minimum of two years post qualification clinical experience

 IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum requirement of 6.0 in writing) or equivalent                           


We are pleased to deliver an innovative Level 7 Masters, MCh in Surgery with four individual awards in the specialist surgical pathways of:

  • Orthopaedics and Regenerative Medicine
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Urology
  • Ophthalmology

Surgical pathways such as in General Surgery and Gynaecology and Emergency Obstetrics are planned to be included for the near future. 

The theme of regenerative medicine and the teaching of practical skills through simulation runs through each of the specialist pathways and modules.

Orthopaedics and Regenerative Medicine: 

The specialist surgical field of orthopaedics has been central in the use of regenerative medicine. The focus in modern orthopaedics is changing as research exposes ever greater knowledge widening the spectrum of therapeutic options encompassing reconstruction, regeneration and substitution.


Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat surgery – ENT) is a diverse surgical specialty that involves the management of both children and adults. In contrast to other surgical specialties the management of a significant number of conditions requires a non-surgical approach. An understanding of the pathogenesis and progression of pathology is essential. This surgical specialty is rapidly evolving. Significant progress has been made through regenerative medicine and technology.


Urology is a surgical specialty dealing with the problems associated with the urinary tract and it deals with cancer, non-cancer, functional problems and diseases. In urology many problems can be managed with medications (for example treating erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms have become largely by pharmaceutical agents) and this underpins the importance of understanding the basic science and molecular biology as applied to the specialty.

The MCh in Surgery (Urology) will prepare you to meet the challenges of current and future urologic medicine and surgery.  All this provides a platform for further advancement of your scientific knowledge, innovative and forward thinking, career progression and camaraderie with fellow students.


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 in particular is constantly evolving with technology being the main driver. Improvements are being made through lasers, optics, and minimally invasive surgical procedures with enhanced outcomes for patients. 

 A MCh in Surgery (Ophthalmology) will provide you with a solid foundation and valuable qualification to enhance selection onto a career pathway in this highly competitive field, culminating in a Consultant appointment. 

The MCh in Surgery (Ophthalmology) will prepare you as a trainee surgeon to meet the challenges of current and future ophthalmology. A unique aspect of the MCh programme is the teaching of regenerative medicine which is fast evolving in ophthalmology, and this programme will help you to appreciate this area of medicine as applied to eye conditions. This is especially so in retinal conditions, optic neuropathies and glaucoma.


In order for you to be able to think in an innovative manner and to be prepared for modern challenges in surgery, this programme 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.  

The programme therefore will enable you to critically and analytically consider the evidence base presented to you, to confidently challenge this evidence and make comprehensive, considered and robust decisions on patient care. In doing so you will be enabled to think and work creatively and intellectually which in turn will stimulate you to search for new knowledge for the benefit of your patients and health care provision. 

Further, this programme will enable you to be a lifelong learner, having developed critical, analytical and evaluative skills at Masters level, to undertake your own high quality research and search for innovation, which in turn will further progress your area of expertise. Integral to the programme is the need to develop and enhance a culture in you that ensures a willingness to challenge poor or bad clinical practice, improve service delivery and effect change.


If you are an international medical graduate, this programme will be especially suitable for you – we have designed it 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. 


Completion of this programme 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. 

The programme team and university services dedicated to employability will be able to help you with deciding on what you want to do on completion of the programme such as further study, gaining a training number or seeking employment.

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.



Module 1

Regenerative Medicine and Emerging Technologies (20 credits)

Module 2

Research Approaches and Methods (20 credits)

Modules 3,4,5 & 6

Specialized Surgical Pathway Modules (20 credits per module = 80 credits)

Module 7, 8 & 9

Dissertation / Project (60 credits)

Total = 180 credits                                                             


Module 1

Regenerative Medicine and Emerging Technologies (20 credits)

Module 2

Research Approaches and Methods (20 credits)

Students complete all four Specialised Surgical Pathway Modules (20 credits per module = 80 credits)

Total = 120 credits


Module 1

Regenerative Medicine and Emerging Technologies (20 credits)

Students choose two modules from four Specialised Surgical Pathway Modules (20 credits per module = 40 credits)

Total = 60 credits

FEES: 13,500 pound /year for International Students

Application & Registration charges: 250 to 300 pound

NOTE: 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.