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Vascular and Endovascular Surgery MCh

This course develops your specialist expertise within vascular and endovascular surgery at postgraduate level.


Course overview

Delivered with support from consultants in vascular and endovascular surgery, this course is aimed at qualified doctors working within vascular or endovascular surgery who wish to gain a postgraduate qualification.

You develop your understanding of the concepts and principles underpinning the care of patients undergoing vascular or endovascular surgery, as well as your ability to find, critically evaluate and apply relevant research evidence to ensure it is clinically effective. The knowledge and skills you develop enhance your clinical decision-making and research practice within vascular and endovascular surgery, enabling you to contribute to the knowledge base. You are encouraged to focus on topical issues within current vascular and endovascular surgery practice, concentrating on aspects of practice that are relevant to your specific interests and practice. The course can be undertaken over one year full-time or two years part-time.

*This course is subject to formal reapproval by the University and is subject to change prior to September 2022 cycle/intake. New course content should be available on this page by June 2022.

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Course details

Course structure

Core modules

Developing Research Proposals

Dissertation and Research Article

You plan, undertake and write up a research project relevant to your subject. A range of research methodologies can be utilised such as quantitative, qualitative, systematic review, evaluation and audit methods. You will also gain experience in writing a research article for publication.

Implementing Evidence Based Practice

You gain the knowledge and skills to use research evidence to inform your clinical practice. You develop focused questions, undertake a structured search, critically evaluate research evidence, apply evidence to practice and evaluate the application to practice. The module also supports you in making the transition to studying at master’s level.

Practical Statistics

You gain a solid grounding in the statistical concepts needed in analysing basic health and medical data. The indicative content provides an overview of the basic concepts in statistics. It leads you from understanding basic fundamentals up to multivariate analysis.

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery


Modules offered may vary.


How you learn

You learn through lectures, seminars, practical activities, clinical simulation, computer lab work and group work. The majority of teaching is delivered by principal and senior lecturers at Teesside University.

The specialist module is delivered by appropriately qualified clinical staff including consultants in vascular and endovascular surgery.

Full-time students study across two days a week and are expected to devote the remaining time to individual study including the optional observational experience.

Part-time students have the option to undertake most sessions by attendance, distance or flexible learning but attendance for the specialist module is compulsory and this is scheduled for one day a month across the first year of the course.

How you are assessed

Summative assessment strategies include a written report, proposal, oral and written exam, statistics mini project, computer-based statistics exam, dissertation thesis and research article. The first module on the course includes a formative assessment. You receive formative feedback on your progress for all modules throughout the course. Feedback is provided electronically for all assessed work through the student intranet.


Entry requirements

Admissions criteria - part-time route

  • medical degree (MBBS and MRCS or equivalent postgraduate degree). For radiology trainees who are pursuing a career in interventional radiology, you must have demonstrated successful completion of core training in radiology
  • working within vascular or endovascular surgery above F2/SHO/ST2 or equivalent and with an interest in vascular and endovascular surgery or interventional radiology
  • GMC registration
  • international/overseas applicants must apply through the medical training initiative and have IELTS 7 or above
  • admission is dependent on successful interview.

Admissions criteria - full-time route

  • medical degree (MBBS and MRCS or equivalent postgraduate degrees such as MS or DNB)
  • recent work experience within vascular and endovascular speciality or interventional radiology
  • international/overseas applicants must have IELTS 6.5 or above
  • admission is dependent on successful interview.

All offers for the full-time route are also subject to

  • a successful health workplace risk assessment
  • a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For general information please see our overview of entry requirements

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Work placement

Full-time students have the opportunity to undertake an optional observational experience within a clinical setting. A clinical advisor devises an individualised plan for each student, which is detailed in a learning contract. Observational opportunities are spread across the course and include a range of relevant activities. They may take place at any of the local NHS trust sites and you are expected to cover any associated travel costs yourself.

Career opportunities

The course supports your career development by enhancing the research, evidence-based practice skills and principles underpinning specialist clinical practice that are required within the specialist field of vascular and endovascular surgery. It provides an additional master’s level qualification that may be used to support career progression. Engaging in research and a record of publication are important aspects in career progression if you are aiming to achieve a consultant position. Providing an opportunity to develop your research skills and to support you in preparing your work for publication is an important element of the course.


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