Taught course

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (Online Distance Learning)

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 of core training in the surgical specialties and 2 years of specialty training in Vascular Surgery before enrolling.

We may also consider your application if you undertook another training programme or are a vascular surgeon who already holds FRCS status (or equivalent); please contact us to check before you apply.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements

Months of entry


Course content

This new two year part-time Masters programme in Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, taught entirely online, is offered by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh, and leads to the degree of Master of Surgery (ChM).

Based on the UK Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum, the programme provides advanced training for surgeons preparing for the intercollegiate fellowship examination and approaching independent surgical practice.

The ChM provides advanced training for surgeons preparing for the intercollegiate fellowship examination and approaching consultancy.

On completion of this programme students will be able to:

  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of their chosen surgical subspecialty, 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.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


24 months


48 months

Further details of 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)131 527 3496