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Surgical Studies MSc/PGDip/PGCert

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Full time | University of Brighton | 1 year | 27-SEP-21

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course type


Course Summary


This course is designed to provide and prepare surgeons for advanced posts and practice. It is modular with six one-week teaching blocks.

The course is not designed to duplicate the preparation for the Royal College exams; instead it will cover topics not routinely covered by standard training or included in mainstream textbooks. The emphasis is on acquiring knowledge and skills which will prepare students for advanced practice in surgery.


This course will support the professional who is looking to become a better rounded surgical expert.

It will marry theory with practical skills in a variety of subjects to produce a thorough learning experience. The professional modules encompass the three crucial areas of research, leadership and education to equip the surgical leaders of tomorrow with the knowledge and skills necessary for their jobs.


Advanced Professional Issues in Surgery (20 Credits)
Principles and Practice of Simulation in Surgery (20 Credits)
Research Methods and Critical Appraisal (20 Credits)
Perioperative Care of the Surgical Patient (20 Credits)
Leadership and Change Management in Clinical Services (20 Credits)
Dissertation (60 Credits)
Communication, Learning and Teaching in Health and Social Care (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Entry requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate medical degree, and should be able to demonstrate an ability to study at this level. It is expected that students will be in clinical practice throughout the programme. Applications will also be considered from other professionals in appropriate clinical practice (theatre and surgical practitioners and physician associates).