Edinburgh Surgery Online

Flexible part-time online postgraduate programmes, designed to meet the needs of the modern health professional in training

In 2007, Edinburgh Surgery Online launched its first online postgraduate programme in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. Today we offer nine programmes that are designed to boost your training and support specialisation ambitions. 

Our student focused flexible approach, combined with our use of the latest eLearning technology, provides the perfect framework for an enhanced online student experience.  

Study at one of the world's oldest medical professional institutions – wherever you are. 

Video: Graduates explain what it is like to learn online
Graduates explain what it is like to learn online

What is it like to study online?

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What are our students most proud of?

What are our students most proud of?

Benefits for you and your career

  • Supportive environment  

  • Collaborative learning platform - Global community of students and tutors 

  • Learn from world-renowned experts and practitioners 

  • Accreditation from professional bodies and organisations 

A University you can believe in

  • More than 10,000 online students taught since 2005 

  • Pioneers in teaching surgery online 

  • We're ranked 22nd among world universities (QS World Rankings 2024) 

  • Programmes designed to prepare for the MRCS and FRCS examinations

Opportunity to Study with us 100% online

  • Delivered fully online
  • No travel or visa costs
  • Flexible part-time programmes
  • Study flexibly at the times and in the locations that suit you best

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