• http://www.essq.rcsed.ac.uk/essq-overview/
    ESSQ Overview
    Teaching and content are delivered through the University of Edinburgh's award-winning medical learning environment, eeSURG. ESSQ is designed to be flexible.
  • http://www.essq.rcsed.ac.uk/essq-overview/programme-content/
    Programme Content
    The course signals the candidate’s aspiration to train as a surgeon. The first two years of follow the UK Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme...
  • http://www.essq.rcsed.ac.uk/eligibility-criteria/
    Eligibility Criteria
    The ESSQ is intended for those in the very early stages of their surgical training (pre-MRCS) and is based on the MRCS curriculum...
  • http://www.essq.rcsed.ac.uk/student-testimonials/
    Student Testimonials
    What do current and past students say? To find out more from those who know the programme best...
  • http://demo.essq.ed.ac.uk/
    ESSQ Course Website Demo
    Take a tour of the ESSQ programme website, eeSURG. Try out a sample virtual case, self-test MCQs and view an online discussion...
  • http://www.essq.rcsed.ac.uk/contacts-and-links/
    Contacts and Links
    Meet the support team – the Programme and Year Directors and the office at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • RACS
    RACS Accreditation
    The MSc in Surgical Sciences course has recently been accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
  • Queen's Anniversary Prize
    Queen's Anniversary Prize
    The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh's excellence in distance-learning has been recognised with a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.
  • ASiT-ESSQ Bursary
    ASiT-ESSQ Bursary
    The Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) is providing six bursaries, each worth £1000 annually, to support ASiT members undertaking the MSc in Surgical Sciences/Edinburgh Surgical Sciences Qualification.
  • The eoSurgical ESSQ Scholarship
    The eoSurgical ESSQ Scholarship
    The University of Edinburgh will offer one Masters scholarship for the MSc in Surgical Sciences distance learning programme.

The Surgical Sciences MSc has benefited me in multiple ways. It has allowed me to revisit important anatomical, pathological and physiological concepts and has given me research skills and aided my ability to critically analyze data.

The MSc has allowed me to prove at specialty training interviews that I am committed to academia and have a knowledge of research principles.

My professional development has been advanced by the different skills I have acquired from the surgical sciences MSc.

George Tse MRCSEd, MSc graduate
CT2 General Surgery