University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA


Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia have developed the 1st higher degree qualification in coloproctology in the UK. The traditional Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in General Surgery does not provide specialist recognition in coloproctology and a recent nationwide survey of more than 100 surgical trainees carried out via the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASIT) and The Dukes Club indicated that more than 60 per cent of respondents thought a specialised MS qualification would be beneficial for a future career in coloproctology. Due to European Working Time Regulations and shift patterns in work, time is one of the biggest obstacles trainees face in developing the skills and competencies required for a successful career in coloproctology. Our MS in Coloproctology is therefore designed to complement current training systems and prepare students for a year 1 consultant coloproctologist post.

Entry requirements

MBBS or overseas equivalent; ST 5 or above or equivalent; specialty Doctor/Associate specialists (2 years in colorectal surgery) or equivalent; EU resident; GMC or equivalent; MRCS or equivalent. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 7.0 in all components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MS Part-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MS Part-time £ 14,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
Part-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
Part-time £ 9,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

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