Advanced Orthopaedics MCh/ PGDip

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months  
  • Programme start: September 2023 - TBC
  • Entry requirements: Please see the 'Entry Requirements' tab for full information.
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Entry requirements

Qualified doctors with MBCHB or equivalent who have undertaken and passed the Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma and Orth) professional examinations.

Students will already be appointed into an Orthopaedic Fellowship Position at one of the named organisations.

Students will be permitted to join the programme at 2 entry points; September and February.

Overseas students will require a minimum of IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.5 or equivalent.

International qualifications

International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. You can see typically accepted qualifications by country here

English language qualifications

This is a linguistically demanding programme and students whose first language is not English are required to have passed the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examination before commencing the programme. The IELTS reading and writing tests taken by candidates must be the Academic Reading and Academic Writing tests.

If you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at

This course will only consider IELTS scores (other Secure English Language tests or Country specific tests such as WAEC or Malaysian SPM 1119 are not suitable for this programme).

IELTS7.0 (with no band less than 6.5)

Please be advised that TOEFL is no longer classified by UK Visas and Immigration as a Secure English Language Test (SELT). However, at the current time the university is continuing to accept TOEFL, at the required level, for entry on to Undergraduate and Postgraduate academic programmes.