Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Practice

Our accredited course develops the clinical knowledge and skills needed to practice safe, efficacious ethical surgery. Students are trained by experienced aesthetic plastic surgeons, on a programme that blends education with research projects and evidence-based practice under expert supervision. By the time students graduate, they have a thorough grasp of the key surgical techniques and the ability to apply them appropriately, in line with clinical needs, ethical considerations and patients' wishes. The course also trains students to critically evaluate emerging research and to incorporate it into their practice, and to lead clinical, technical and service developments. We have excellent distance learning facilities, including our virtual learning environment to access course material and manage student's studies. Students also receive expert one-to-one tuition and support.

Entry requirements

In order to undertake this module the candidate must be working in the field of aesthetic and plastic surgery and be fully accredited and registered with the GMC with a plastic surgery qualification or equivalent. Candidates must hold their own Indemnity insurance and are advised to be a member of either UKAAPS or British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS). If English is not the 1st language, applicants are expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (academic level) or equivalent English language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Course modules

Core modules, all stages: Aesthetic plastic surgery practice. Core modules, postgraduate diploma and Master's stage: Advancing professional decision making; research studies. Core modules, Master's stage: Major project.

Assessment methods

Our course combines a significant practice component with research studies and a major dissertation. Students are assessed on the 3 elements by: a 40-minute viva examining the 7 case studies and reports student's submit from the course's practice component; a portfolio containing a further 30 case studies, which must cover the 14 compulsory procedures; a log book detailing the cases student's have undertaken; an 8,000-word research studies written assignment; a major project, which is a 15,000-word report or research paper including critical discussions and reflections on how the student's findings apply to practice.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MCh Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MCh Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MCh Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MCh Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,450 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance learning/online study

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Anglia Ruskin University
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01245 686868