University Programme Accreditation

Providing a quality mark for surgical education

It is essential that further opportunities are made available to surgical trainees who wish to supplement their formal training programme. We are therefore keen to support the development of Higher Education Institution (HEI) programmes which enhance the knowledge and skills underpinning evidence-based clinical practice and research in surgery.


We have established a process for the accreditation of HEI programmes in surgery and surgery related disciplines. In this, we seek to work in partnership with the providers of surgical education in HEIs to ensure the highest standards of education in surgery.

Benefits of Programme Accreditation

Having a programme accredited will demonstrate that the programme meets the standards as defined by the RCS, and that it offers a high-quality learning experience. Recognition of these factors may assist in attracting students. Accredited programmes will also receive the following benefits:

RCS Accreditation cycle

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In order to apply for your activity to be accredited for the purposes of Higher Education / Degree Programmes, please select the link below:

Apply for Accreditation