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Anaesthesia and Perioperative Science MSc

Anaesthesia and Perioperative Science MSc

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Surgery Anesthesiology Science

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc is designed to equip individuals with the necessary academic and professional qualities to undertake the role of Anaesthesia Associate (AA). Blending online learning with practical skills in the clinical environment, you will be taught by a faculty of currently practicing experts in the peri-operative field. This programme is suited to both experienced healthcare professionals or life science graduates.

This MSc covers all components of the UK Royal College of Anaesthetists' curriculum (2008) and includes aspects of professionalism, life sciences and practical skills. As part of the programme, students will complete a systematic review, learning the fundamentals of data synthesis, analysis and reporting in an area of clinical practice which interests them.


The role of Anaesthesia Associate is a new and evolving role in the NHS. It is an exciting opportunity to train to become a member of the peri-operative team and to extend the NHS blended workforce ambition. This Anaesthesia and Perioperative Science MSc will provide an internationally recognised qualification, essential for entrance into the UK based career as an Anaesthesia Associate.


This MSc is one of only two university programmes which provides the professional qualification necessary for entrance into the profession of Anaesthesia Associate. This NHS career is an exciting and progressive career path. Students will learn the required knowledge and develop the practical skills necessary for clinical proficiency in the field of anaesthesia.


An Introduction to Clinical and Professional Practice - Core
Systematic Reviews in Perioperative Medicine - Core
Conduct of Anaesthesia and Peri-operative Care - Core
Critical Incidents and Advanced Clinical Practice - Core
Peri-operative Medicine, QI and Research - Core
Writing a Systematic Review - Core
Fundamentals of Physiological Sciences - Core
Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Support - Core
Homeostasis, Pain and the Nervous System - Core
Monitoring, Equipment and Practical Science in Anaesthesia - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be Confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be Confirmed

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Honours degree in biomedical science or biological science from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applications from registered healthcare professionals (examples are nurses or operating department practitioners) with at least three years clinical experience and/or degree level studies will also considered.

University information

UCL (University College London) is consistently ranked among the top ten universities in the world, conducting leading research across a wide range of subject areas. Throughout its long and prestigious history, it has inspired and educated countless minds and produced 30 Nobel prize recipients. With one campus located in the heart of Bloomsbury and a second campus in vibrant east London, the university is home to around 42,000 students...more