Entry requirements

In addition to having a medical degree, you will also need to be registered with the General Medical Council to work in the UK or alternatively have successfully applied for an International Training Fellowship. You must have demonstrable clinical expertise and some experience in surgery. For further information regarding eligibility for International Training Fellowships, please email mchcourse@wwl.nhs.uk.

Months of entry


Course content

The MCh enables experienced, qualified doctors to develop an evidence- based approach to health care practice and to obtain a postgraduate qualification whilst enhancing their surgical clinical expertise within the NHS. The programme has been designed in collaboration with senior surgeons and academics and is at the cutting edge of both contemporary surgical practice and research. It will allow you to extend your knowledge and skills to advanced levels within your specialist area of work. The clinical modules focus on practical skills in operative surgery with the use of interactive teaching aids and practical workshops. You can choose from fifteen established specialist pathways or pursue a generic MCh Surgery pathway which offers the potential to develop expertise in an alternative relevant sub-speciality.
  • MCh Colorectal Surgery
  • MCh Emergency and Trauma
  • MCh Minimal Access Surgery
  • MCh Orthopaedics (Foot and Ankle)
  • MCh Orthopaedics (Hand and Wrist Surgery)
  • MCh Orthopaedics (Hip and Knee)
  • MCh Orthopaedics (Spine)
  • MCh Orthopaedics (Upper Limb Surgery)
  • MCh Otorhinolaryngology*
  • MCh Paediatric Orthopaedics
  • MCh Rhinology*
  • MCh Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery
  • MCh Surgery
  • MCh Surgical Oncology
  • MCh Trauma and Orthopaedics*
*Pathways currently accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons (England). Whichever pathway you choose, the programme will be delivered in partnership with Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. Wrightington Hospital is recognised as a Centre of Excellence (Orthopaedic Surgery) and has clinical facilities / laboratories that will provide you with excellent learning opportunities.

Fees and funding

If you are joining the MCh in academic years 2018/19 or 2019/20 and are already registered with the General Medical Council, you can expect your tuition fees to be £16,000 for the entire programme, subject to meeting the programme's UK residency criteria and completing the course within three years.Alternatively, if you are appointed as an International Training Fellow (and sponsored via this programme to register with the General Medical Council), you can expect the tuition fee to be £35,000 for the entire course, subject to completing the programme within three years.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


Assessment methods include a research proposal, written assignments, completion of online activities and discussions, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), clinical log books, seminar presentations and a dissertation.

Course contact details

+44(0)1695 575171