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Full time | Westlakes Campus | 1 year | JAN-23

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1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

Our MSc Surgery will equip you with the clinical skills and knowledge required to provide safe and high-quality patient care. You will undertake a one-year clinical placement with one of our partners in an NHS Trust based in Lancashire or Cumbria.

Working alongside a dedicated team of highly skilled clinicians, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of pioneering surgical techniques, informed by cutting-edge scientific knowledge and research.

This course is ideal for trainee medical professionals who aspire to become highly qualified surgeons and other health professionals who wish to lead surgical care within their teams. It will offer the ability to utilise state-of-the-art techniques and bring about advancements in practice. As well as becoming a skilled surgeon or surgical lead, the course focuses on developing your academic skills so that you’ll have the confidence to integrate theoretical knowledge, new ideas and pioneering research into your practice in order to deliver the highest standards of patient care.

Throughout the course you’ll learn about the very latest developments in surgical practice, exploring everything from wound management to peri-operative assessment, laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques. You’ll develop in-depth knowledge of the common conditions and diseases which affect the organs and systems of the body. At the same time, you’ll learn advanced academic skills, exploring research methods for clinical practice, education and management.

Why study with us

You will undertake a one-year clinical placement with one of our partners in an NHS Trust based in Lancashire or Cumbria.

Designed to provide the NHS and other health organisations with outstanding surgeons and surgical leads who are trained in state-of-the-art surgical techniques informed by pioneering research.

You’ll have the opportunity undertake an independent research study into the management of surgical patients.

Future careers

On completion of this course you’ll have gained a wide range of skills in cutting-edge surgical techniques as well as hands-on experience working on the frontline of the NHS. These skills and knowledge will prepare you to become a highly competent surgeon with the ability to advance the standards of patient care within your workplace.

You will also have developed advanced research skills which will enable you to apply state-of-the-art ideas and techniques into your practice. You may also opt to pursue a career in research – this qualification opens doors to further academic study, including a PhD.


This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop and apply research methodologies in a specific area of interest within the field of professional practice and help build your confidence in conducting independent research activities. To enrol for this module, first you must complete MB4066 - Research Methods for Clinical Practice, Education and Management.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold bachelor of medicine bachelor of science at least 2:2 degree in related subject. Applicants should be actively engaged in the area. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a forward-thinking university with multiple campuses and a truly international community of student learners. Founded in 1828, it has become one of the UK’s largest universities, with almost 200 years of heritage in delivering high-quality education. UCLan offers a portfolio of over 200 employment-oriented courses, aimed at preparing graduates for successful and impactful careers. The...more

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