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 mchmmedadmin@wwl.nhs.uk.

Months of entry


Course content

The MCh enables experienced, qualified doctors to develop an evidence- based approach to healthcare practice and to obtain a postgraduate qualification whilst enhancing their surgical clinical expertise within the NHS. Edge Hill University is an accredited Surgical Training Centre with the Royal College of Surgeons (England).

The programme has been designed in collaboration with senior surgeons and academics and is at the cutting edge of contemporary surgical evidence-based practices. 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 a range of specialist pathways or opt for a general surgery route.

  • MCh Cardiothoracic Surgery*
  • MCh Colorectal Surgery*
  • MCh Emergency and Trauma*
  • MCh General Surgery*
  • MCh Gynaecology
  • MCh Gynaecology Oncology
  • MCh Limb Reconstruction*
  • MCh Minimal Access Cardiothoracic Surgery*
  • MCh Minimal Access Surgery*
  • MCh Neurosurgery*
  • MCh Obstetrics
  • MCh Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • MCh Oculoplastic Surgery
  • MCh Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery*
  • MCh Ophthalmology
  • MCh Ophthalmology Paediatrics
  • MCh Ophthalmology (Cataract and Glaucoma)
  • MCh Ophthalmology (Medical Retina)
  • 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 Plastic Surgery
  • MCh Reproductive Medicine
  • MCh Rhinology*
  • MCh Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery*
  • MCh Surgical Gastroenterology*
  • MCh Surgical Oncology*
  • MCh Trauma and Orthopaedics*
  • MCh Urogynaecology*
  • MCh Urology*

*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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MCh
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44(0)1695 575171