Taught course

Trauma and Orthopaedics

University of Edinburgh · School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health

Entry requirements

A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent) recognised by the General Medical Council.

Should have also acquired MRCS (or equivalent assessment milestone).

UK applicants must be an Advanced Trainee in Trauma and Orthopaedics, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience.

Candidates outside the UK should have equivalent experience.

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

Months of entry


Course content

This two-year, part-time masters programme, 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 ChM in Trauma and Orthopaedics provides the opportunity for trainees to select those advanced modules relevant to their declared specialty and supports learning for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) examinations.

The programme is designed to run alongside clinical training and complement in-the-workplace assessment.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Programme Administration
+44 (0)131 651 4932