Taught course

Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Practice Master of Surgery (MCh)

Anglia Ruskin University · Department of Allied Health and Medicine

Entry requirements

In order to undertake this module the candidate must be working in the field of aesthetic and plastic surgery and be fully accredited and registered with the GMC with a Plastic Surgery qualification or equivalent. Candidates must hold their own Indemnity insurance and are advised to be a member of either UKAAPS or British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS). If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 ( Academic level), or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University. 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 admissions-fms@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

Months of entry


Course content

This advanced course is designed for qualified Plastic Surgeons who want to develop their medical knowledge, clinical competence and patient skills within the Cosmetic and Aesthetic fields.

Our accredited course will develop the clinical knowledge and skills you’ll need to practice safe, efficacious ethical surgery. You’ll be trained by experienced aesthetic plastic surgeons, on a programme that blends education with research projects and evidencebased practice under expert supervision. By the time you graduate you’ll have a thorough grasp of the key surgical techniques and the ability to apply them appropriately, in line with clinical needs, ethical considerations and patients’ wishes. The course will also train you to critically evaluate emerging research and to incorporate it into your practice, and to lead clinical, technical and service developments.

For six months during the course you’ll receive one-to-one supervision from a qualified consultant aesthetic plastic surgeon who is a registered member of UKAAPS.

Our course is accredited by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

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.

Core modules, all stages

  • Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Practice

Core modules, PG Diploma and MCh stage

  • Advancing Professional Decision Making
  • Research Studies

Core modules, MCh stage

  • Major Project

Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.

For more details please visit the university website.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

For more details about fees, fundings and scholarships please visit the university website.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Faculty Admissions Team
+44 (0) 1245 686868