Postgraduate taught (2 years part-time)
Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip
Part-time teaching times: Trimester 1: One full week of teaching, Monday – Friday, week beginning 3 October 2016; Trimester 2: One full week of teaching, Monday – Friday, week beginning 6 February 2017.
Our Masters course is ideal for surgeons who wish to develop their expertise at postgraduate level. It's designed to fit flexibly around your career commitments through blended learning.
Our MCh Orthopaedics is a theoretical course which gives you the opportunity to build up the knowledge and theory necessary to underpin your practical skills in orthopaedics. It doesn't include hands-on clinical work as you’ll already be working in orthopaedics. It will, however, provide you with the in-depth theoretical knowledge to support your clinical practice.
There's a strong emphasis on the rationale behind patient management and you’ll hone your knowledge in order to improve service delivery and effect change in your workplace. Our blended learning approach allows you to complete this qualification as you continue to work.
Our course is designed by practising consultant surgeons, ensuring all elements are highly relevant for your career and clinical practice development. You’ll benefit from both face-to-face and distance learning modules. Our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) allows you to study effectively from anywhere with an internet connection.
This course has a strong emphasis on leadership, allowing you to take your clinical practice to the next level. It’ll contribute to your continuing professional development as a surgeon and prepare you for making a move to a more senior role in an orthopaedics team.
As this is a blended learning course, two modules will be delivered by distance learning: Research Studies and your Major Project. Two other modules will be delivered during face-to-face teaching sessions: Applied Clinical Sciences and Patient Management in Orthopaedics and Clinical Leadership and Service Development.
You’ll be assessed through a variety of methods including essays, reviews of literature, research proposals, a viva voce oral exam, regular exams, case studies and a research project report.
Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.
The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014, is founded on the strong international reputation of our flagship Postgraduate Medical Institute. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across two departments:
Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.
We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.
Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.
You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.How to pay your fees directly
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our funding guide for postgraduate students to learn more about the following:
We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
On successful completion of this programme, you will be awarded a Master of Surgery which entitles you to use MCh after your name. MCh is an abbreviation of Magister Chirurgiae, the Latin for Master of Surgery. Master of Surgery, rather than MCh, will appear on your certificate.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
Please check the length of your visa application process and English language test as this may hold up your application.
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