Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Surgical Science

The course provides surgeons in training with a grounding in research methodology and basic sciences applied to surgery, in addition to the opportunity of acquiring experience in their chosen surgical speciality, including an aspect of clinical or applied research.

Entry requirements

The course is open to medical graduates with 2 years' of postgraduate experience in surgery; with an interest in an aspect of surgery. All applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O-level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Course modules

Modules include: Infectious diseases; intensive care; immunology; molecular biology as applied to surgery; medical statistics; computing; imaging; and laboratory practice; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on written examination on central stem lectures; clinical examination related to the specialist module; viva on principles of surgical science; and evaluation of dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Bursaries may be available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,500 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 29,100 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,733 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 13,550 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
South Kensington Campus Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2AZ South East

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