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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 MSc 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.

This course is intended to provide anaesthetists with the clinical and professional skills they need to achieve high levels of success in consultant practice. The course content has been carefully considered to reflect the needs of NHS trusts when recruiting consultant staff and also the wider priorities of the NHS in developing clinical leadership, service development and education. Students will also achieve PGCert, PGDip awards in this course. This course is only open to applications from UK/ EU/ Island residents. This course is validated by the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex.

Different course options

Part time | University of Brighton | 3 years | SEP-19

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

£8,028 - This fee is the overall costs for full-time course. 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. This fee also applicable for Island students. PGCert - £5,352; PGDip -£2,676.

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

Students need to have a medical degree plus a minimum of two years UK National Health Service experience in anaesthesia. Students are normally expected to be in clinical practice throughout the course.