Taught course


University of Edinburgh · School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health

Entry requirements

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

UK applicants must be an Advanced Trainee in Urology (UK ST 4).

Applicants from outside the UK must have completed a minimum of 24 months of core training in the surgical specialties and 18 months of specialty training in urology before enrolling for the ChM.

We may also consider your application if you undertook another training programme or are a urologist 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 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, it provides the opportunity for trainees in urology 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.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Programme Director
+44 (0) 131 527 3496