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Gastrointestinal Surgery MPhil

Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Surgery Gastroenterology

Course type


Course Summary

Gastrointestinal Surgery is part of the Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre (NDDC) and participates in collaborative research projects in medical and surgical gastroenterology. The division enjoys an international reputation for its pioneering work in colorectal cancer screening, but this is just one of a number of areas of research. Current areas of research include: Screening for colorectal cancer, early detection of adenomas and cancers and the use of new prognostic markers; Enhanced recovery after gastrointestinal surgery, optimising intravenous fluid delivery for surgical patients; Pharmacological treatments for anal fissures; Pharmacological treatments for haemorrhoids; Therapeutic interventions in the treatment of faecal incontinence; Pathogenesis of diverticular disease and gastro abdominal pain; Tissue engineering for liver regeneration; and Sepsis in the surgical patient. The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain's leading graduate employers and can offer students a head-start when it comes to their career.

Different course options

Full time | Queen's Medical Centre | 2 years | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


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

International fees will be charged as follows: Low-cost research - £17,550, Medium-cost research in Applied Psychology and Paediatric Pharmacology - £21,000, Laboratory-based research - £24,990, High-cost laboratory-based research - £28,260, Technically-intensive/specialised research projects with high consumable costs - £33,540, Exceptional technically-intensive/specialised research projects with high consumable costs - £41,430.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants who wish to register for an MPhil degree will be required to possess a first degree with at least 2:2 (or international equivalent) classification.