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Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Hospital Operating Assistant Skills Anesthesiology General Medical Practice

Course type


Course Summary


The Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine course is based on areas of clinical practice and professional skills that are relevant to all anaesthetic trainees.

Face-to-face tuition will be provided in cutting-edge aspects of patient care using an evidence based approach to provide knowledge of clinical practice which extends beyond the scope of the training programme and represents many of the most important areas of development for clinical anaesthesia. The course also includes modules which enable students to gain an in-depth understanding of the professional skills essential for a successful career in the NHS.


  • Assessment and optimisation
  • High-risk anaesthesia
  • Emergency care
  • Research methods and critical appraisal
  • Communication, learning and teaching in health and social care
  • Leadership and change management in clinical services


This course is intended to provide anaesthetists with the clinical and professional skills they need to achieve high levels of success in consultant practice.

Students will be able to develop the skills to become the high-achieving consultants and clinical leaders of the future. Tuition is provided in both clinical practice and key professional skills including leadership, service development, research and an appreciation of evidence-based practice.

Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.

Different course options

Part time | University of Brighton | 3 years | SEP-20

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



The module provides a basis for the student to develop a systematic and comprehensive understanding of the management of patients in the perioperative phase of their condition. The module will be highly interactive and will involve the use of a range of learning resources. This module aims to advance the student's theoretical knowledge of perioperative risk assessment and patient optimisation by promoting critical appraisal, understanding and application of the current evidence in relation to risk stratification and risk reduction in the perioperative pathway.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay £8,262 for MSc full time entry, £5,508 for PGDip and £2,754 for PGCert. The same will also be applicable for Island students. Where courses are taken part-time over more than one academic year, fees are usually charged pro-rata for the modules taken during each academic year.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Contact University and ask about this fee

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have a medical degree plus a minimum of two years’ UK National Health Service experience in anaesthesia. Applicants are normally expected to be in clinical practice throughout the course. This course is only open to applications from UK/ EU/ Island residents.