Taught course


ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
Master of Surgery

Entry requirements

A recognised primary medical degree that has been approved by the General Medical Council or which has been awarded by an institution listed on the Avicenna Directory for Medicine/The World Directory of Medical Schools. To be included on the Avicenna directory an institution must have a physical address in the country awarding the qualification.

In addition applicants should have 2 years of clinical experience after 'undergraduate medical qualification' and be at a stage ready to benefit from postgraduate study.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

This is one of very few masters programmes in urology in the UK. It was designed, and is taught, in partnership with consultant urologists at Cambridge University Hospitals Trust, which has an international reputation for excellence.

The course is intended for junior trainees before they begin a registrar programme in urology, although it is also open to urology registrars. It is theory-based, so you’ll be expected to do your hands-on clinical practice at your place of work. You’ll experience a mix of face-to-face and distance learning.

You’ll learn about the anatomy, basic sciences and path-physiology of urological conditions, to aid effective diagnosis and determining appropriate surgical and non-surgical management pathways, so that when you complete the course you’ll be fully equipped to engage with all aspects of urology. You’ll focus on the protection of patients and setting the highest standards for practice. You’ll be encouraged to explore the roles of innovation, research and creativity in evaluating and influencing practice in order to improve service delivery.

Research design and methodology is a key aspect of the course, so you’ll be expected to conduct primary research via a dissertation or clinical study. Cambridge University Hospitals Trust is highly research-active, and your research on this course (supported by supervisors with a strong track record of publication) will contribute to its body of work.

You’ll develop your problem-solving, critical-thinking and leadership skills so that you can identify problem areas, challenge accepted practice, and propose innovative and effective solutions. You’ll develop your understanding of, and respond appropriately to, the needs of all patient groups in order to optimise investigations and outcomes.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Master of Surgery
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

ARU Applicant Enquiries Team