Taught course

Coloproctology PG Diploma

University of East Anglia · Norwich Medical School

Entry requirements

Applicants must be: ST 5 or above, speciality doctor/associate specialist (2 years in Colorectal Surgery) or equivalent, registered with the GMC and MRCS or equivalent. All applicants must provide a complete, current CV.

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 future career in a Coloproctologist post.


The centre of the course is a flexible e-learning hub 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 qualification offered by Norwich Medical School is designed to be beneficial for students to build their professional career in Coloproctology.

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).

Fees and funding

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Scholarships & Bursaries

On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities.

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to students in the following areas of study:

  • MSc Health Economics
  • MSc Health Research
  • MRes Clinical Science
  • MSc Clinical Research – National Institute for Health Research route
  • MSc Physiotherapy
  • MSc Occupational Therapy
  • MSc Physician Associate Studies
  • MSc Adult Nursing

Any eligible applicant is invited to apply for a scholarship. As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office or visit the UEA website for further information on funding.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24+ months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515