The 2016 intake will start in September 2016 and it is designed to provide a solid academic foundation on both clinical and non-clinical topics relevant to modern surgical trainees. There are a series of core modules tackling the principle of surgery in, general, surgical education, leadership, safety and quality and technological innovation. The Diploma awarded allows the students to specialize into one of the six disciplines currently: Bariatrics, Colorectal Surgery, Oesophago-gastric Surgery, Orthopaedics, Trauma Management (run by Mansoor Khan) and Vascular Surgery.

Finally students will be expected to undertake a piece of research in any surgical discipline to complete the MSc programme: the research can be undertaken at the Trust you are working under a local supervisor but with the Co-Supervisor from Imperial.

Exclusively to the School of Surgery, London the Department of Surgery and Cancer will provide a discounted rate of 50% for the MSc programme.  Successful applicants will be expected to pay 50% (£4950 for 2016-17) on commencing the programme and the Department will waive the remaining fee for you. This represents exceptional value for money.

The School concept would be that this two-year part-time MSc would be most valuable to Core Trainees (CT1 and CT2) and Higher Trainees (ST3 to ST4).

A Higher Degree from Imperial College is very impressive on the CV and those with a passion for research can use this as a stepping stone to undertake a PhD or MD in the future as many academics before you have done.

Please contact me if you have any queries ( and for any more information  about the course and details of how to apply go to:

There is some urgency in making this decision as the course starts in September 2016 and we still have places available at the discounted rate.

15th September 2016 -  Introduction Day  to be held here at St Mary’s St Mary’s Campus Paddington
19th – 23rd September 2016 - Module 1 Principles of Surgery to be held at St Mary’s Campus Paddington
Best wishes,
Christopher Peters
Clinical Senior Lecturer 
Co-Director MSc Surgical Innovations