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Part time | Wrightington Hospital | 2 years | SEP

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Part time


2 years

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Qualification type

MCh- Master of Surgery

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Course type


Course Summary

The MCh enables experienced, qualified doctors to develop an evidence- based approach to health care practice and to obtain a postgraduate qualification whilst enhancing their surgical clinical expertise within the NHS. Edge Hill University is an accredited Surgical Training Centre with the Royal College of Surgeons (England).

The programme has been designed in collaboration with senior surgeons and academics and is at the cutting edge of contemporary surgical evidence-based practices. It will allow you to extend your knowledge and skills to advanced levels within your specialist area of work. The clinical modules focus on practical skills in operative surgery with the use of interactive teaching aids and practical workshops.

You can choose from a range of specialist pathways or opt for a general surgery route.

MCh Cardiothoracic Surgery*
MCh Colorectal Surgery*
MCh Emergency and Trauma*
MCh General Surgery*
MCh Gynaecology
MCh Gynaecology Oncology
MCh Limb Reconstruction*
MCh Minimal Access Cardiothoracic Surgery*
MCh Minimal Access Surgery*
MCh Neurosurgery*
MCh Obstetrics
MCh Obstetrics and Gynaecology
MCh Oculoplastic Surgery
MCh Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery*
MCh Ophthalmology
MCh Ophthalmology Paediatrics
MCh Ophthalmology (Cataract and Glaucoma)
MCh Ophthalmology (Medical Retina)
MCh Orthopaedics (Foot and Ankle)*
MCh Orthopaedics (Hand and Wrist Surgery)*
MCh Orthopaedics (Hip and Knee)*
MCh Orthopaedics (Spine)*
MCh Orthopaedics (Upper Limb Surgery)*
MCh Otorhinolaryngology*
MCh Paediatric Orthopaedics*
MCh Reproductive Medicine
MCh Rhinology*
MCh Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery*
MCh Surgical Gastroenterology*
MCh Surgical Oncology*
MCh Trauma and Orthopaedics*
MCh Urogynaecology*
MCh Urology*

*Pathways currently accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons (England).

Whichever pathway you choose, the programme will be delivered in partnership with Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. Wrightington Hospital is recognised as a Centre of Excellence (Orthopaedic Surgery) and has clinical facilities / laboratories that will provide you with excellent learning opportunities.


Work-Based Learning in Clinical Practice enables you to develop the specialist clinical knowledge, understanding, skills and behaviours needed to identify strategies to advance clinical practice in your specialist clinical area. You will develop a critical insight into the structure and function of the NHS, focusing on strategies for safe and effective delivery of healthcare. You will have the additional opportunity to enhance your advanced knowledge and understanding of the complexities of high-quality healthcare provision through a case/team-based approach. Patient safety is at the hub of any work-based learning activity and you will therefore also develop organisational leadership skills through exposure to quality enhancement projects to ensure sustainable improvements in patient care and management.

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Entry requirements

In addition to having a medical degree, you will also need to be registered with the General Medical Council to work in the UK or alternatively have successfully applied for an International Training Fellowship. You must have demonstrable clinical expertise and some experience in surgery.

University information

Edge Hill University has been inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885. An ethos of ‘creating opportunity from knowledge’ fuels everything that the university does to deliver education excellence. Through its high-quality teaching, exceptional research and scholarship opportunities, Edge Hill opens doors to change. Given the right opportunities and environment students are empowered to create a different future, not just for themselves...more

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