Taught course

Orthopaedic Science

University of Dundee · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Applicants should be Specialist Registrars or equivalent in orthopaedic surgery qualified to MBChB or equivalent plus MRCS or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Science and technology have always been central to the treatment of patients in orthopaedics and rehabilitation, and the use of technology has never been greater than it is at present. Today you can choose from a large and ever increasing variety of devices.

The MSc in Orthopaedic Science programme provides a robust and wide-reaching education in the fundamental physical sciences relating to orthopaedic surgery. It is the only programme amongst the few comparable MSc programmes in the UK with a specific focus on the theoretical and practical application of technology within orthopaedics. Additionally, it equips trainees with the knowledge of fundamental science required for the FRCS exit exam.

The Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery at the University of Dundee is one of the principal training institutions of orthopaedics, biomechanics and rehabilitation technology in the UK.

This programme has been designed and written by experts from centres in Dundee and includes up-to-date material reflecting current knowledge and understanding. The Diploma course consists of five groups of modules and the MSc course comprises these same five module groups plus a project. The courses are delivered by distance learning techniques that suit the needs of the working professional.

Qualification and course duration


36-60 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Tim Drew
+44 (0)1382 383505