Taught course

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Entry requirements

A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent) recognised by the General Medical Council, and must have acquired MRCS (or equivalent assessment milestone).

UK applicants must be an Advanced Trainee in General or Vascular Surgery (UK ST 3/4) and be based in a supervised surgical training programme at the time of enrolling.

Applicants from outside the UK must have completed a minimum of 2 years basic training in surgery and 2 years specialty training in Vascular Surgery before enrolling for the ChM.

Surgeons who have a consultant or career grade post (or equivalent) in Vascular Surgery are also eligible for entry.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is delivered by the University in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and leads to the award of Master of Surgery (ChM). It runs alongside clinical training and complements in-the-workplace training.

Based on the UK Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum, it offers trainees in vascular and endovascular surgery the opportunity to study topics relevant to the specialty and supports preparation for final professional exit exams such as FRCS and FEBVS. Your study will allow you to improve your evidence-based knowledge and enhance your clinical practice.

  • Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum

On completion of this programme students will be able to:

  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of their chosen surgical sub-specialty, and be able to apply this knowledge to the systematic assessment and management of surgical patients in the elective, urgent and emergency clinical setting
  • recognise the leadership contribution and responsibilities of the surgeon in the multidisciplinary management of complex surgical disease
  • critically reflect upon day-to-day surgical practice in the context of recent advances, and engage in critical dialogue with peers and experts in other specialties
  • apply the general principles of clinical study design, ethics, and statistics to critically evaluate the scientific literature in surgical research, and make informed judgements on new and emerging issues in surgery
  • exercise a high level of autonomy and initiative in professional activities at a level of independent surgical practice

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • ChM
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • ChM
    part time
    48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

ChM in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (Online Learning) - 2 Years (Part-time). ChM in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (Online Learning) (ICL) - 4 Years (Part-time Intermittent Study)

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)131 651 4932