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Master’s in Surgery in UK

The first step to have master’s in surgery in UK is to get into medical school where you’ll complete an undergraduate degree in medicine lasting 5 to 6 years.

These are the Best global Universities for surgery in UK

  • University College London.
  • Imperial College London.
  • King’s College London.
  • University of Edinburgh.
  • University of Oxford.
  • University of Birmingham.
  • University of Cambridge.
  • Queen Mary University London.

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University College London.

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Established in 1826, as London University, by founders inspired by the radical ideas of Jeremy Bentham, UCL was the first university institution to be established in London, and the first in England to be entirely secular and to admit students regardless of their religion.

UCL has offered courses in medicine since 1834, but the current UCL Medical School developed from mergers with the medical schools of the Middlesex Hospital (founded in 1746) and the Royal Free Hospital (founded as the London School of Medicine for Women in 1874).

Clinical medicine is primarily taught at the Royal Free Hospital, University College Hospital and the Whittington Hospital, with other associated teaching hospitals including the Eastman Dental Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital.

UCL is a major centre for biomedical research. In a bibliometric analysis of biomedical and health research in England for the period 2004–13, UCL was found to have produced by far the highest number of highly cited publications of any institution, with 12,672 (compared to second-placed Oxford University with 9,952).

UCL is part of three of the 20 biomedical research centres established by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) in England – the UCLH/UCL Biomedical Research Centre, the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, and the NIHR Great Ormond Street Biomedical Research Centre.

In the latest round of Department of Health funding for the 5 years from April 2017, the three UCL-affiliated biomedical research centres secured £168.6 million of the £811 million total funding nationwide, the largest amount awarded to any university and significantly higher than second-placed Oxford University (with £126.5 million).

UCL is a founding member of UCL Partners, the largest academic health science centre in Europe with a turnover of approximately £2 billion.

UCL is also a member of the Francis Crick Institute based next to St Pancras railway station.

It is one of the world’s largest medical research centres, housing 1,250 scientists, and the largest of its kind in Europe.

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Imperial College London.

Imperial College London.

In 1907, Imperial College was established by a royal charter, which unified the Royal College of Science, Royal School of Mines, and City and Guilds of London Institute.

In 1988, the Imperial College School of Medicine was formed by merging with St Mary’s Hospital Medical School. In 2004, Queen Elizabeth II opened the Imperial College Business School.

The Imperial Faculty of Medicine was formed through mergers between Imperial and the St Mary’s, Charing Cross and Westminster, and Royal Postgraduate medical schools and has six teaching hospitals. It accepts more than 300 undergraduate medical students per year and has around 321 taught and 700 research full-time equivalent postgraduate students.

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Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust was formed on 1 October 2007 by the merger of Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust (Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital and Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital) and St Mary’s NHS Trust (St. Mary’s Hospital and Western Eye Hospital) with Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine.

It is an academic health science centre and manages five hospitals: Charing Cross Hospital, Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, and Western Eye Hospital. The Trust is currently one of the largest in the UK and in 2012/13 had a turnover of £971.3 million, employed approximately 9,770 people and treated almost 1.2 million patients.

Other (non-academic health science centres) hospitals affiliated with Imperial College include Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Royal Brompton Hospital, West Middlesex University Hospital, Hillingdon Hospital, Mount Vernon Hospital, Harefield Hospital, Ealing Hospital, Central Middlesex Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital, St Mark’s Hospital, St Charles’ Hospital and St Peter’s Hospital.

King’s College London.

King's College London.

King’s has five campuses: its historic Strand Campus in central London, three other Thames-side campuses (Guy’s, St Thomas’ and Waterloo) nearby and one in Denmark Hill in south London. It also has a presence in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, for its professional military education, and another in Newquay, Cornwall, where its information service centre is based.

In 2020/21, King’s had a total income of £1 billion, of which £188.0 million was from research grants and contracts.

It has the fourth largest endowment of any university in the United Kingdom, and the largest of any in London. It is the 12th largest university in the United Kingdom by total enrolment.

Its academic activities are organised into nine faculties, which are subdivided into numerous departments, centres, and research divisions.

King’s is a major centre for biomedical research. It is a founding member of King’s Health Partners, one of the largest academic health sciences centres in Europe with a turnover of over £2 billion and approximately 25,000 employees.

It also is home to six Medical Research Council centres, and is part of two of the twelve biomedical research centres established by the NHS in England – the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London, and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London.

The Drug Control Centre at King’s was established in 1978 and is the only WADA accredited anti-doping laboratory in the UK and holds the official UK contract for running doping tests on UK athletes. In 1997, it became the first International Olympic Committee accredited laboratory to meet the ISO/IEC 17025 quality standard.

The centre was the anti-doping facility for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

University of Edinburgh.

University of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is a member of several associations of research-intensive universities, including the Coimbra Group, League of European Research Universities, Russell Group, Una Europa, and Universitas 21.

In the fiscal year ending 31 July 2021, it had a total income of £1.176 billion, of which £324.0 million was from research grants and contracts, with the third-largest endowment in the UK, behind only Cambridge and Oxford.

The university has five main campuses in the city of Edinburgh, which include many buildings of historical and architectural significance such as those in the Old Town.

Edinburgh Medical School was widely considered the best medical school in the English-speaking world throughout the 18th century and the first half of the 19th century and contributed significantly to the university’s international reputation.

Graduates of the medical school have founded medical schools and universities all over the world including 5 out of the 7 Ivy League medical schools (Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Pennsylvania and Dartmouth), Vermont, McGill, Sydney, Montréal, the Royal Postgraduate Medical School (now part of Imperial College London), the Cape Town, Birkbeck, Middlesex Hospital and the London School of Medicine for Women (both now part of UCL).

University of Oxford.

University of Oxford.

The University of Oxford provides world-class research and education to benefit society on a local, regional, national and global scale.

Oxford University in Britain, the oldest university in Britain and the English-speaking countries, located in Oxfordshire, in the Thames River Valley in England, with a population of 145,100.

Requirements for admission to PhD majors at Oxford

  • You must hold a master’s degree in the same or close field in which you wish to study for a PhD
  • Evidence of your proficiency in the English language, whether IELTS or a master’s degree if it is from a country whose first language is English, and it must be within two years only.
  • Find a research group that matches your research interests, or check out available  PhD courses
  •  You should review their research projects and members of the research group and then communicate with them.
  • In the event that you find the appropriate supervisor or a doctoral program that suits you, you can then apply for the program and see its special conditions, if there are conditions.


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