Global Part-time Distance Learning
Award: MSc / PG Diploma / PG Certificate
Modes of Study: 2 year part-time Distance Learning
Programme Director: Professor Bijendra Patel
Start Date: September 2022
Application Deadline: 31 July 2022
For more information and to apply:
Our immersive Laparoscopic Surgery & Surgical Skills distance learning programme places students at the heart of the operating theatre using the latest in virtual reality technology and allows for accelerated training in the rapidly developing areas of laparoscopic surgery.
A global leader in integrating technology-enhanced learning, course director Professor Bijendra Patel has pioneered this concept ever since creating the world’s first Masters Course in acquiring surgical skills by simulation in October 2005 (MSc Surgical Skills and Sciences) at the Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London.
Through a combination of theory and skills demonstrations delivered through Queen Mary’s 24/7 virtual learning platform, students will be able to tailor their learning in order to build confidence and master key surgical skills using a take-home simulator for regular hands-on practice.
In addition to acquiring key surgical skills essential for clinical practice, students will gain a clear understanding of the concept and theories surrounding the issues of research and critical appraisal along with academic writing.
Laparoscopic Suturing Skills
Laparoscopic Procedure Skills
Bowel Anastomosis Skills
For more details about these modules, please visit the module details page.
Option 1: Onsite assessment during summer school
Option 2: Online assessment
London Summer School (optional)*: An annual 3-day summer school will offer students the opportunity to further develop their practical skills and receive face-to-face feedback.
*Students will be required to cover the cost of their travel and stay in London.
LapPassport: Qualify to obtain LapPass - "The Laparoscopic Passport" from the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Britain and Ireland.
*Students will be asked to pay an equipment deposit (in addition to the tuition fees). This will be refundable upon return of the equipment at the end of the programme.
For international equivalencies please see the QMUL International Office.
Applicants for whom English is not a first language will also require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.0 in writing) or equivalent, unless their undergraduate degree was studied in, and awarded by, an English-speaking country. For more information on acceptable English language qualifications please click here.
All applications must be completed online.
As part of your application you will be required to provide the following documents:
Note that fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis - see details on our tuition fees page.
Numerous funding options are available to Postgraduate students. For more information, visit the Queen Mary Funding a Masters webpage.
Due to receiving large volumes of successful applications, it is our department policy to request a deposit of £2000 from overseas students and £1000 from home/EU students in order to secure your place on the course. This will be payable on acceptance of an offer.
We would like to reassure all our prospective students that we are processing all applications for September 2021 and dealing with your enquiries as usual. We understand these are uncertain times and many of you are concerned about whether to apply or accept an offer.
We have guidance for applicant queries, information includes the following topics:
Visit the Queen Mary Applicants page for more information.
If you have any further queries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or join us for a virtual open day where you can ask your questions directly to the academic and admin team.
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