Taught course

Coloproctology MS

University of East Anglia · Norwich Medical School

Entry requirements

Degree Subject MBBS or overseas equivalent Degree Classification Pass, merit or equivalent Special Entry Requirements ST 5 or above or equivalent; Speciality Doctor/Associate specialists (2 years in colorectal surgery) or equivalent; GMC or equivalent; MRCS or equivalent

Months of entry


Course content


Colorectal Surgery is the largest sub-speciality in General Surgery and this course aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of Colorectal Surgeons. The course complements current training systems and prepares students for a Year 1 Consultant Coloproctologist post.


The centre of the course is a flexible e-learning hub, (Virtual Learning Environment) where all learning and forum discussions take place; where all students’ training needs are met, from access to directed reading, to feedback from course tutors resides. This allows students to study in a goal-directed way by organising their own time commitments. The course also includes problem-based learning scenarios, researching literature, ensuring theory and practice are based on strong scientific principles, and a research project with mentoring support, both online and locally.


Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia have developed the first e-learning higher degree qualification in Coloproctology in the UK. It is a highly evidence-based programme delivered using Problem Based Learning (PBL) and innovative, leading assessment tools, including Script Concordance testing for assessing clinical reasoning and decision-making. As part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, the School has a growing emphasis on inter-professional co-operation in teaching and research.


This specialised Master of Surgery qualification offered by Norwich Medical School is designed to be beneficial for a future career in Coloproctology.

Visit the course profile on UEA's website for more detailed information.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in all component); PTE: 68 (minimum 68 in all components).

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515