Taught course

Perioperative Medicine

UCL - University College London · Division of Surgery and Interventional Science

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in biomedical science or nursing or a medical degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

Perioperative medicine is a rapidly evolving field committed to providing best-evidence care to surgical patients to improve their outcomes and experience. Our course is designed around an exciting international syllabus equipping healthcare workers with the advanced knowledge and understanding required for the management of patients, contemplating, undergoing and recovering from surgery.

Perioperative Medicine is a new and exciting specialty where currently few high-quality learning opportunities exist. In this course UCL has combines its own personal strong reputation in the field with more than 40 international expert authors from over 25 international institutions to provide a state of the art, evidence-based product of the highest academic quality.

UCL is home to a centre of academic excellence, Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe). Through this association, the Perioperative Medicine Group has attracted collaborations with an international faculty of experts in this new and exciting specialty. This wealth of knowledge and expertise has enabled the development of a high-quality programme delivered directly by experts to students.

This new programme, delivered by innovative e-learning methods seeks to develop an international community of learners, not limited by distance, who will benefit from shared online educational activities.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    60 months


    The programme is delivered entirely through distance e-learning methodology. A wide range of learning styles are catered for within the programme material including vodcasts, podcasts, formal written text, online seminars, case reviews and graphics. The examination process will include both summative and formative assessment. Students are examined mainly by short answer questions, reflective practice and contributing to case-based discussions. We avoid long essay writing, rather, we focus on developing skills which have a positive advantage in the workplace. Students will develop a short PowerPoint presentation, a \'professional sales pitch\' for clinical service improvement and a lay clinical summary of a complex medical case scenario.

    Course contact details

    +44 (0)20 3370 1214