Taught course

Specialist Professional Development (SPD) Principles of Coloproctology

University of East Anglia · Norwich Medical School

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Entry requirements

You must meet the following entry requirements for the course:

ST 5 or above or equivalent
Speciality Doctor/Associate specialists (two years in colorectal surgery) or equivalent
EU resident
GMC or equivalent
MRCS or equivalent
You will also need to be available to attend (non-virtual) regional training days to discuss cases, and meet your tutors and fellow trainees.
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English. To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. We also will require a certain standard to be achieved on the written element of the test. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:
IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in all component)
PTE: 76 (minimum 76 in all components)
All scores must be less than two years old.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Flexible Training

Supporting flexible study patterns is more important than ever when balancing working time directives with the highest quality training. The University of East Anglia (UEA) Masters Course in Coloproctology meets this challenge, and offers added advantages over face-to-face delivery: our bespoke, flexible approach offers excellent opportunities for problem based training and assessment, access to a large specialist faculty, seamless communication with e-tutors/mentors, access to online resources, evidencing progress and development.

Our Curriculum

Our programme is linked directly to the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme and is set at a more advanced level than the exit FRCS. We achieve this through a comprehensive syllabus with defined outcomes to ensure that you acquire expert subject knowledge. For the Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) and Masters level, you can tailor the course to suit your career path. Surgical skills training combined with e-tutoring and access to the specialist faculty resource that this will offer, provides an exceptionally rich training experience, complementing and surpassing the knowledge requirements for the FRCS exam exit.

A Masters Degree tailored to professional development

The syllabus has been designed by our specialist faculty team to complement your real-world professional development. The Clinical Leadership and Management module develops clinical leadership, inter-personal skills, conflict resolution, developing new service and innovation, evaluation and delivery of the latest government policies. Our Integrated Research module empowers trainees to conduct and supervise research within the NHS setting, writing and succeeding in submitting research protocols, evaluating research methodologies and literature reviews.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

Find out more about UEA’s fees and funding options.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MS
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515