University of East Anglia
Principles of Coloproctology MS
University of East Anglia

Key Course Facts

Course Description


Our e-learning Masters course, developed with support from the Royal College of Surgeons (England) offers a flexible and innovative training programme to help you achieve your goals. Currently, this course is the only programme to qualify specialists in colorectal surgery.

Our philosophy is to promote setting standards at this specialist level, tailored to your individual circumstances. Our aim is to prepare and assess you for year –1 level consultant specialist practice. This will be achieved through a combination of rigorous and engaging online activities and assessment of your surgical, communication and decision-making skills.


Flexible Training

Supporting flexible study patterns is more important than ever when balancing working time directives with the highest quality training. The University of East Anglia (UEA) Masters Course in Coloproctology meets this challenge and offers added advantages over face-to-face delivery: our bespoke, flexible approach offers excellent opportunities for problem-based training and assessment, access to a large specialist faculty, seamless communication with e-tutors/mentors, access to online resources, evidencing progress and development.

Our Curriculum

Our progamme is linked directly to the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme and is set at a more advanced level than the exit FRCS. We achieve this through a comprehensive syllabus with defined outcomes to ensure that you acquire expert subject knowledge. For the Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) and Masters level, you can tailor the course to suit your career path. Surgical skills training combined with e-tutoring and access to the specialist faculty resource that this will offer, provides an exceptionally rich training experience, complementing and surpassing the knowledge requirements for the FRCS exam exit.

A Masters Degree tailored to professional development

The syllabus has been designed by our specialist faculty team to complement your real-world professional development. There are four clinical modules covering all aspects of Coloproctology. The Clinical Leadership and Management module develops clinical leadership, inter-personal skills, conflict resolution, developing new service and innovation, evaluation and delivery of the latest government policies. Our Integrated Research module empowers trainees to conduct and supervise research within the NHS setting, writing and succeeding in submitting research protocols, evaluating research methodologies and literature reviews.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Principles of Coloproctology, MS, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

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Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of University of East Anglia in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a government funded research university located in Norwich, England. The university operates from a single campus site which includes the Norwich Research Park and the Bob Champion Research and Education Building, as well a 24-hour library, a concert and gig venue, and the on-campus accommodation.

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