Taught course

Orthopaedics Master of Surgery (MCh)

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Medical Science

Entry requirements

A recognised primary medical degree that has been approved by the General Medical Council which has been awarded by an institution listed on the Avicenna Directory for Medicine. To be included on the Avicenna directory, an institution must have a physical address in the country awarding the qualification. In addition candidates must have two years of clinical experience after 'undergraduate medical qualification' and currently be working in an orthopaedic setting. Applicants whose first language is not English and whose professional qualification was not taught and assessed in English will be required to demonstrate the University standard of English language (IELTS) at Level 6.5 (including written English academic test) prior to commencement on a course. 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 course is designed for trainee orthopaedic surgeons who wish to take the next career step.

Advance your practice, prepare yourself for a senior surgical role and meet the criteria for higher surgical training in orthopaedics. This theoretical course is developed and taught by consultant surgeons and leading academics. You’ll focus on key areas, from patient and change management to clinical leadership and service development.

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.

Modules - Year 1

  • Applied Clinical Sciences and Patient Management in Orthopaedics
  • Research Studies

Modules - Year 2

  • Clinical Leadership and Service Development
  • Major Project

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. 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


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Faculty Admissions Team
+44 (0) 1245 686868