Postgraduate (12 months, 2 years part-time)
Intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip
Teaching week 1: October 3-7 2022
Teaching week 2: October 10-14 2022
Teaching week 3: February 20-24 2023
VIVA and MCQ: Monday 27 February 2023
Applications take just ten minutes
You’re looking to specialise in urology, and to be taught by some of the best urology practitioners and academics in the UK. This course will help you develop your clinical, leadership and research skills. You’ll learn to innovate and drive change, and to improve patient experiences and outcomes.
This is one of very few masters programmes in urology in the UK. It was designed, and is taught, in partnership with consultant urologists at Cambridge University Hospitals Trust, which has an international reputation for excellence.
The course is intended for junior trainees before they begin a registrar programme in urology, although it is also open to urology registrars. It is theory-based, so you’ll be expected to do your hands-on clinical practice at your place of work. You’ll experience a mix of face-to-face and distance learning. The academic teaching for 2020-21 semester 1 is available only online, with later teaching under constant review in light of the pandemic COVID 19.
You’ll learn about the anatomy, basic sciences and path-physiology of urological conditions, to aid effective diagnosis and determining appropriate surgical and non-surgical management pathways, so that when you complete the course you’ll be fully equipped to engage with all aspects of urology. You’ll focus on the protection of patients and setting the highest standards for practice. You’ll be encouraged to explore the roles of innovation, research and creativity in evaluating and influencing practice in order to improve service delivery.
Research design and methodology is a key aspect of the course, so you’ll be expected to conduct primary research via a dissertation or clinical study. Cambridge University Hospitals Trust is highly research-active, and your research on this course (supported by supervisors with a strong track record of publication) will contribute to its body of work.
You’ll develop your problem-solving, critical-thinking and leadership skills so that you can identify problem areas, challenge accepted practice, and propose innovative and effective solutions. You’ll develop your understanding of, and respond appropriately to, the needs of all patient groups in order to optimise investigations and outcomes.
Getting onto the urology training programme in the UK is highly competitive, but achieving a higher degree in this field can greatly increase your chances of success.
This course will deepen your understanding of urology, and you’ll make significant progress in linking theory and practice with research. You’ll sharpen your creative and critical thinking, and you’ll develop your ideas around innovation and change management. These skills will be invaluable to you in building your career progression and will also be attractive to employers.
Opportunities for clinical training in urology are available for suitable candidates with GMC Registration.
We use a range of assessment methods to check your progress during your studies and make sure that you'll meet the required standards when you complete the course.
Methods include essays, case reports, blogs, presentations, on line activities, literature reviews, a research proposal, a work-related project, a major project (dissertation/report), exams and a viva voce oral Q&A.
Although they vary, our assessment strategies are all carefully designed to challenge you so that you expand your critical and creative thinking as well as your problem-solving skills.
Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
The part-time course fee assumes that you're studying at half the rate of a full-time student (50% intensity). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period. All fees are for guidance purposes only.
You can pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments – though you won't need to pay until you've accepted an offer to study with us.
You can pay your fees upfront, in full or in two instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit of £4,000 or a sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships and bursaries, which provide extra financial support while you're at university.
Your application will need to show that you hold a recognised medical degree, and that you've achieved full registration to practice as a doctor in your country of origin.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
You'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting a course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting at ARU.
On successful completion of this programme, you will be awarded a Master of Surgery which entitles you to use MCh after your name. MCh is an abbreviation of Magister Chirurgiae, the Latin for Master of Surgery. Master of Surgery, rather than MCh, will appear on your certificate.
We offer face-to-face campus teaching (with the exception of Distance Learning courses), supported by our established online learning systems, which provide additional support for individual study and engagement. The number of contact hours varies course by course, and you can contact us for further information.
In the event that there are restrictions that are put into place due to the pandemic by the government - we will endeavour to retain face to face teaching as much as possible but will respond accordingly to the restrictions placed on the University.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning from September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
Check the standard entry requirements for IELTS requirements for this course.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
Please check the length of your visa application process and English language test as this may hold up your application.
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