Taught course

Surgical Technology

Imperial College London · Division of Surgery, Oncology, Reproductive Biology and Anaesthetics

Entry requirements

Degree in medicine or a minimum of a second-class honours degree in a science degree in a relevant subject. Medical graduates, at least one year's clinical experience is required.

Months of entry


Course content

Course Directors: Mr Krishna Moorthy and Dr Fernando Bello

The MSc in Surgical Technology offers a multidisciplinary approach, encouraging collaborative work with other disciplines like computing and engineering to develop new technological advances in the field of surgery. The programme provides grounding in the methodology and principles of conducting research in the context of its application to clinical medicine and surgery. Emphasis is on the impact of introducing new technology into medical disciplines, and the programme fosters the acquisition of analytical and assessment skills applicable to quality assurance standards in the use of new technology.

This programme is designed for surgeons and those with experience in allied health professions, such as physicians, anaesthetists, nurses and pharmacists, as well as those with degrees in science, engineering or computing.

The MSc Surgical Technology includes both taught and research elements, with a core of taught modules assessed by means of course work and written assignments and a substantial research project. Each module involves one full week of intensive contact teaching time.

The research element of each master's programme comprises a taught research methods module, production of a research plan and conducting an individually-supervised research project, written up in a dissertation.

Each programme includes a taught options module. Students choose from modules on other taught masters programmes in this group, modules taught by Imperial College Business School and by the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Information for international students

Official degree transcript required if they do not hold a UK degree. Need to know English to a satisfactory standard.

Fees and funding

Employer sponsorship (e.g. study leave)or Scholarship and bursaries or Self-funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations20
Dissertation35 (15000 words)
End-of-Module Assessments45

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