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Laparoscopic Surgical Skills PGCert

Queen Mary University of London

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Charterhouse Square

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    8 months

Course summary

Our immersive distance-learning programme places you at the heart of the operating theatre using the latest virtual reality technology. You’ll gain expertise in the rapidly developing area of laparoscopic surgery – as well as bowel anastomosis – and develop your confidence in clinical settings.

  • Our online format means you can study alongside your medical training
  • Borrow a ‘take-home’ simulator and materials for regular hands-on practice
  • Gain a comprehensive training in research methods and techniques
  • Optional summer school for practical experience and face-to-face feedback
  • An ideal career boost if you want to work in general surgery


  • Use of a Portable Laparoscopic Box Trainer and materials
  • Access to Queen Mary’s dedicated online portal, QMplus
  • Access to video and audio recordings of all lectures, demonstrations and other online resources
  • Access to our campus facilities if you decide to visit at any point during your course

Career paths

The technical skills you gain on this programme will accelerate your surgical training and significantly enhance your career prospects.

You’ll leave this programme with skills needed to apply for the LapPass – the Laparoscopic Passport from the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. You’ll also have the chance to be assessed for the LapPass at our summer school.

You’ll also gain the clinical skills and experience necessary to pursue further academic research at PhD or MD level.

Application deadline

10 September 2021

Tuition fees

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University information

Queen Mary University of London

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  • Campus address

    Queen Mary University of London, Admissions and Recruitment Office, Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, E1 4NS, England

Queen Mary students enjoy the security and friendliness of campus in a famous city, with guaranteed accommodation for all first-year undergraduates in Year 1.
Queen Mary is a truly global university. It has students and staff from over 160 countries, and has sites in London, China, Malta and Paris.
Research at Queen Mary is world-leading across disciplines, with academics making a major impact across all subject areas.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 35 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    196 81%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99.0 99%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%



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