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Orthopaedic Engineering (MSc)

n/a (full-time) / n/a (part-time) / 2 years (distance / e-Learning)

Course Aims

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in Orthopaedics.

Special Features

Course Description

This course is for orthopaedic surgeons who wish to develop their expertise at postgraduate level. It is run jointly by staff at the Cathays and Heath Park campuses.

The course aims to explore aspects of engineering relating to medicine and to examine some of the problems arising out of implant technology. It introduces the basic features of engineering principles in relation to materials, experimentation, mechanical engineering theory and surgical techniques which are relevant to the orthopaedic discipline.

Topics covered on the course include:

The course is assessed through both examination and coursework. The taught material is delivered in both Year 1 and Year 2 of the course.

Entry Requirements

Suitable for graduates in Orthopaedic Surgery. An upper 2nd class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) from a British or recognised overseas university is required.

Additional Entry Requirements: MB BCh essential, FRCS/MRCS desirable.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass IELTS exams. The minimum requirement is an IELTS score of 6.5. Please see our English language requirements for more information.

NB: Although the degree programme is largely distance learning, applicants should note that the course requires students to attend lectures and practical sessions over 4 separate weekends in Cardiff for each year of the course. Students will also be expected to attend an examinations weekend each year in May.

Tuition Fees 2016/17

Fees quoted are for the academic session 2016/17. For programmes lasting more than one year, tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to an increase of no more than 4.5% per year.

  UK & EU International
Full-time n/a n/a
Part-time (years 1-2*) £3,646 £8,320
Deposit n/a Includes a £1,000 deposit. More information about our deposit policy.
Notes Additional dissertation fee: £2,371 Additional disseration fee: £4,944

Dissertation fees listed are the fees payable by students starting their course in this year when they get to the dissertation stage (subject to inflation).

* Year 2 is subject to an inflationary increase of no more than 4.5% p.a.

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Postgraduate Admissions Office, School of Engineering  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 0050 



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Important legal information

The programme information currently being published in Course Finder is under review and may be subject to change. The final programme information is due to be published by July 2016 and will be the definitive programme outline which the University intends to offer. Applicants are advised to check the definitive programme information after the update, to ensure that the programme meets their needs.


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