Taught course

Regional Anaesthesia PG Diploma

University of East Anglia · Norwich Medical School

Entry requirements

Open to applicants with a Pass, Merit or equivalent degree in Medicine. Also open to those GMC accredited, Post FRCA (or equivalent), ST2 and Career Grade Doctors with two years experience, and Consultant Anaesthetists.

Months of entry


Course content

Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia developed the first higher degree qualification in Regional Anaesthesia in the UK with support from the major anaesthetic organisations, including the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland and Regional Anaesthesia United Kingdom.


A course developed for current trainees working toward CCT who often lack time to pursue high quality learning, so this part-time, work-based study programme is conducted via e-learning and distance learning methods. Topics covered will include anatomy, pharmacology, neurophysiology, methodology, research, clinical governance and anaesthesia in various sub-specialities and special situations.


With both theoretical and practical elements, 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.


This course is delivered by a UK-wide eminent faculty of nationally recognised experts in the field. Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia has established a reputation for exciting and innovative approaches to education supported by a strong and rapidly developing research programme. As part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences it has a growing emphasis on inter-professional co-operation in teaching and research.


Students will progress through the programme by first receiving a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), followed by a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and after acceptance of a research dissertation, the MSc degree. There is a substantial need for a higher qualification in Regional Anaesthesia to evidence the skills and knowledge of those trained in this subspecialty, and this is the highest qualification in this field in the UK and world-wide.

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