Urology Master of Surgery

Postgraduate (2 years part-time)

Distance learning, Cambridge

September 2018

Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip

Teaching times

Semester 1: Monday to Friday w/c 16 October (part-time full days).
Semester 2: Monday to Friday w/c 19 February (part-time full days).


You’re looking to specialise in urology, and to be taught by some of the best urology practitioners and academics in the UK. This course will help you develop your clinical, leadership and research skills. You’ll learn to innovate and drive change, and to improve patient experiences and outcomes.

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Full description


Getting onto the urology training programme in the UK is highly competitive, but achieving a higher degree in this field can greatly increase your chances of success.

This course will deepen your understanding of urology, and you’ll make significant progress in linking theory and practice with research. You’ll sharpen your creative and critical thinking, and you’ll develop your ideas around innovation and change management. These skills will be invaluable to you in building your career progression and will also be attractive to employers.

Opportunities for clinical training in urology are available for suitable candidates with GMC Registration.

Modules & assessment

  • Clinical and Applied Science in Urological Disease
    Taught by practising, research-active consultant urologists, this module will link your studies to your own practice. You’ll deepen your understanding of the anatomy, basic sciences and path-physiology of urological conditions, improving your clinical decision making for effective diagnosis and determining appropriate surgical and non-surgical management pathways. You’ll gain an enhanced understanding of the pathogenesis and progression of pathology, and the correct clinical and radiological examination options together with current evidence base to underpin practice.
  • Clinical Leadership and Service Development (30 credits)
    Clinical governance provides a framework through which healthcare organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish. Several strategies in achieving continuous quality improvement include effective clinical leadership, development of staff, implementation of evidence based practice and engaging in effective audit and evaluation of services against a backdrop of best practice to identify service development needs. Central to this is accountability and risk management. Doctors/surgeons are in a unique position with which to lead and develop care. The role of clinical audit is pivotal in providing supporting evidence for service development. Allied to this is the need for robust knowledge of leadership theory and the management of change, together with ethical and legal principles. The role of the team will be identified with the importance of clinical competence as a key component in the continuing professional development of the doctors/surgeons and the staff that they lead. Assessment will be a service development plan from your own area of practice.
  • Research Studies
    Designed to provide you with a critical overview of the main methodologies and designs applied to research within health, social work and social care, professional practice and policy. It provides you with an opportunity to explore the theoretical dilemmas which underlie the process of inquiry and its relationship to practice. All professionals need to be highly skilled and knowledgeable to meet the demands of complex activity which underpins much professional practice and demonstrate that research directly informs practice. It’ll provide a framework within which to select, evaluate and justify the research methods chosen by you for your research project. The module requires you to prepare and write a research proposal which will normally lead to a level 7 dissertation. Hence prior knowledge of some research approaches at level 6 is expected. This module is taken by students on a variety of MA/ MSc/MCh courses. Learning will usually be with a group of students who bring different academic and/or professional interests to their study, thus providing a community of collaborative working well suited to interdisciplinary exploration.
  • Major Project
    The major project is at the centre of the Masters award and allows you to demonstrate your creativity and apply the skills and concepts you have learned in the previous modules. It is the opportunity for you to carry out an in depth study in a specific area and to expand or redefine existing knowledge. In practical terms, you’ll be provided with a list of available research projects prior to the major project but will also have the opportunity to suggest your own projects. It is hoped that many of these projects will be carried out with either an industrial partner or a clinician. In the course of the project you may generate intellectual property, defined as an idea, invention or creation which can be protected by law from being copied by someone else.


We use a range of assessment methods to check your progress during your studies and make sure that you'll meet the required standards when you complete the course.

Methods include essays, case reports, blogs, presentations, on line activities, literature reviews, a research proposal, a work-related project, a major project (dissertation/report), exams and a viva voce oral Q&A.

Although they vary, our assessment strategies are all carefully designed to challenge you so that you expand your critical and creative thinking as well as your problem-solving skills.

This is a two year, part-time programme

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.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

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:

  • Allied Health
  • Medical Science and Public Health

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.

Where can I study?

Distance learning
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Study at a time that suits you, using our Virtual Learning Environment.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year part time)


International Students


Important fee notes

The part-time course fee assumes that you're studying at half the rate of a full-time student (50% intensity). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period. All fees are for guidance purposes only.

How do I pay my fees?

Paying upfront

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

International students

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
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Funding for UK & EU students

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:

  • The Government’s new £10k Masters loan
  • Applying for our scholarships
  • Additional funding options and support
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Funding for international students

We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.

Entry requirements

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International applicants

Your application will need to show that you hold a recognised medical degree, and that you've achieved full registration to practice as a doctor in your country of origin.

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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 answers@anglia.ac.uk 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.

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International students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.

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Improving your English language skills

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.

We also provide our own English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. To find out if we are planning to hold an ELPT in your country, contact our country managers.

Please check the length of your visa application process and English language test as this may hold up your application.

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