Taught course

Surgery (Otorhinolaryngology)

Canterbury Christ Church University · Faculty of Medicine, Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

You will need to have a primary medical qualification and have a minimum of two years post qualification clinical experience within Otorhinolaryngology. Full registration with the GMC is required if you wish to undertake clinical practice such as assisting in operating theatre. More details of the GMC sponsorship requirements can be found on their website.

Overseas entry requirements

If you are an International medical graduate applying for the GMC sponsorship, you will need to have a primary medical qualification and have a minimum of three years post qualification clinical experience within Otorhinolaryngology including full-time practice in the last 12 months. Full registration with the GMC is required if you wish to undertake clinical practice such as assisting in operating theatre. We will check your application in terms of:

  • Equivalence of qualifications (by using NARIC)
  • If English is not your first language you require an IELTS overall score of 7.5 with no element below 7.0. Alternatively you can supply an OET certificate which must be the medical version with all grades B or above. More details can be found on the GMC website.

If you are not currently employed in an NHS Trust or clinical organisation, you will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and Occupational Health screening prior to any clinical attachments.

Months of entry


Course content

This Master's in Otorhinolaryngology is a unique, ground-breaking course developed in collaboration with internationally renowned Consultant Otorhinolaryngologists.

Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose' and Throat surgery – ENT) is a diverse surgical specialty that involves the management of a wide range of conditions affecting both children and adults. The vast majority of conditions have a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life, and some are of a truly urgent, emergency or life threatening nature.

Entry into Otorhinolaryngology is highly competitive. However, exposure to the specialty is often limited at Medical school, with some doctors having had little or no formal training. Hence, the majority of training in ENT is undertaken at postgraduate level.

This specialty is extremely popular amongst junior doctors seeking a career in surgery, with the diversity of conditions treated, demanding and varied surgical skills required and excellent work-life balance, making it an attractive career choice. The Masters in Otorhinolaryngology provides a firm foundation for training and demonstrates initiative in those undertaking the programme.

In contrast to other surgical specialties, the management of a significant number of ENT conditions requires a non-surgical approach. An understanding of pathogenesis and disease progression is essential, as is an understanding of novel and emerging technologies. The MCh in Otorhinolaryngology programme reflects this diversity and offers an evidence-based approach for the management of patients with ENT conditions.

This course aims to develop your scientific insight into current and emerging technologies that will inform your clinical practice and help you to apply basic scientific discoveries to your clinical work for the benefit of your patients.

It aims to facilitate your critical understanding of current, novel and potentially beneficial therapies that use regenerative medicine and digital health platforms in a way that will inspire and encourage you to use this knowledge and develop your own ideas. To be a competent, safe and compassionate surgeon, you need to be able to develop your critical, analytical and problem solving abilities.

This MCh in Surgery is aimed at doctors who are at ST1 level and above and provides the essential educational component required for you during your progression through specialty surgical training.

If you are an International medical graduate and do currently not hold a GMC registration, this course will be especially suitable as it is designed to provide the ideal blend of theory and practice. If you wish to be considered to be sponsored by the University for a one year GMC registration, you will need to meet the criteria set by both the University and the GMC.

The theme of regenerative medicine runs through each of the specialist pathway modules with its application, research and emerging technologies being critically explored. Although a key component and theme through this course will be regenerative medicine, a further theme that will run through each of the modules is the teaching of practical surgical skills in each of the pathways and modules through simulation.

This course will develop you as a lifelong learner, having developed critical, analytical and evaluative skills at Masters level, to undertake your own high-quality research and search for innovation, which in turn will further progress your area of expertise. Integral to the course is the need to develop and enhance a culture in you that ensures a willingness to challenge poor or bad clinical practice, improve service delivery and positively effect change.

Information for international students

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from International Students. For more information please visit our website.

Fees and funding

For up to date fee and loan information please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MCh
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiry Team
+44(0)1227 928000