This unique Joint Programme with the University of Malta 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 the 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.
Years 1 and 2
Semester 1: September - December
Semester 2: January - April
Semester 3: May - August
Semester 1: January Semester 2: March/April Semester 3: August resits
MSc: 120 taught credits + 60 credit Dissertation
Sutures, Instruments and Suturing Techniques
Basics in Research Methods
Laparoscopic Suturing Skills
Laparoscopic Simulation and Cadaver Training
Sepsis and Soft Skills in Surgery
Sutures Instruments and Suturing Techniques
Virtual Reality Immersive Learning - Cholecystectomy
For more details about these modules, please see here.
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:
£13,700 (Home/EU students)*
£25,700 (Overseas students)*
*Please note, these are fees for 2019-2020
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.
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