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Key information

Qualification type

MCh- Master of Surgery

Subject areas

Ophthalmology Surgery

Course type


Course Summary

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.

Who is this course for?

This MCh in Surgery, with its five specialist surgical pathways, is aimed at doctors who are at ST1 level and above and provides an essential educational component for you while you are progressing in your surgical training.


All modules will include a formative assessment which is where you will be given informal feedback on your module assessments and progress. Each module will be summative assessed, and you can have one first attempt and one reassessment attempt.

What can I do next?

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. You will be able to demonstrate and share unique skills with colleagues for the benefit of excellent patient care and be a source of inspiration and innovation. These skills will be highly sought after. This will advantage you, whether you remain in your current place of employment whilst undertaking this programme or whether you will be applying for a post on completion of the programme in the UK or abroad. 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.

Different course options

Full time | Medway Campus | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The aim of this module is to enable you to plan and manage a piece of work which demonstrates a critical understanding of the processes undertaken in order to produce a dissertation/project of professional relevance with appropriate academic rigour. The dissertation/project may be an empirical research study, a quality improvement project, a critical evaluation of practice/literature review or a systematic review.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a primary medical qualification and have a minimum of two years post qualification clinical experience.

University information

Established in 1962, Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern, multi-campus University offering higher and professional education. The university has several campuses and centres which are based in Canterbury, Broadstairs, Medway and Tunbridge Wells, One of only a handful of universities in the UK to be situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has a strong community of 17,000 students and 2,000 staff. They have four academic...more