Laparoscopic Surgery & Surgical Skills

Key Information

  • Award: MSc / iMSc
  • Modes of Study: Full Time Onsite (1 year)
  • Programme Director: Professor Bijendra Patel
  • Start Date: September 2022
  • Application Deadline: 27 August 2022

For more information and to apply, please visit the Queen Mary University of London website:

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This unique MSc accelerates surgical training and improves surgical skills that are essential for building confidence in clinical practice. The course offers the opportunity to develop or extend expertise in the established and rapidly developing areas of laparoscopic surgery.

The course will provide students with a unique opportunity to gain postgraduate training and development in cognitive and motor skills using surgical simulators. The state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation Centre allows novice learning and skill mastery to occur in a low-stress, high-feedback environment while protecting the patient from procedural inexperience.

Students will gain a clear understanding of the concept and theories surrounding the issues of research and critical appraisal along with academic writing.

Content
Compulsory modules

Laparoscopic Skills
Laparoscopic Suturing Skills
Laparoscopic Procedure Skills (Cholecystectomy)
Research Methods
Dissertation
Bowel Anastomosis Skills 


For more details about these modules, please visit the module details page.

Structure
Full Time

Semester 1: September - December
Semester 2: January - March
Semester 3: May - August

Exams

Semester 1: January      Semester 2: March/April       Semester 3: August resits

Modes of study
Award and structure

MSc: 120 taught credits + 60 credit Dissertation

Entry Requirements

Academic Entry Requirements

Please visit the Queen Mary University of London website for full details on UK and International entry requirements. 

English Language Requirements

If you got your degree in an English speaking country or if it was taught in English, and you studied within the last five years, you might not need an English language qualification - find out more.

English language entry requirements for programmes within the Barts Cancer Institute

You may be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

How to Apply

All applications must be completed online via the Queen Mary University of London website.

Apply for the MSc (full time)

As part of your application you will be required to provide the following documents:

  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • 2 references (at least one of these must be an academic reference)
  • Copies of degree transcripts
  • English language results and certificate (if applicable)
Intercalating Applicants

Intercalating students must also apply via the Intercalated Degrees Admissions team. Please visit the Queen Mary website for more detailed information about the application process.

Fees & Funding
Full-time study - September 2022 | 1 year

Note that fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis - see details on our tuition fees page.


Funding and scholarships

Numerous funding options are available to Postgraduate students. For more information, visit the Queen Mary Funding a Masters webpage.

Deposit

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.

Career Prospects
  • Qualify to obtain LapPass - "The Laparoscopic Passport" from The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
  • Improves technical skills and accelerates your core and specialist surgical training
  • Get a higher degree for career enhancement
  • An excellent foundation for further research - MD(Res)/PhD studies

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Visit our New Student Information area to see key dates for enrolment and induction, important contacts and FAQs.

Virtual Open Events

Find out more about our MSc programmes and have the opportunity to ask the Programme Directors questions at our Virtual Open Events. Please sign up using the mailing list to be notified of upcoming virtual open events.

Find out more about studying at BCI

Click below to hear from some of our former and current MSc students and get a feel for what it is like to study at the BCI.

Abdourahmane, MSc Laparoscopic Surgery & Surgical Skills Alumnus

"Besides practical training at the simulation centre at Barts Cancer Institute and immersion in the operating theatre at the Royal London Hospital, we received training about literature search and medical writing. These skills are fundamental in my career as a researcher. With the research and surgical skills gained during this MSc, I aim to participate in the training of the next generation of general and laparoscopic surgeons of Senegal and Africa; to give better access to surgery for all my community."

Read Abdourahmane's full alumni profile

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