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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Intensive Care Nursing Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

When you’re a GP or other healthcare professional, you need to be able to deal with whatever you encounter. Our MSc Urgent Care course will give you the confidence and skills you need to oversee urgent and pre-hospital care so that you can achieve the best possible outcome for your patients.

From the better-known primary care conditions, through to life-saving interventions in hostile environments, every step should enhance care and improve outcomes. Remote settings present challenges to any healthcare professional – it’s all very good being able to diagnose sepsis in the community, but unless you can treat it, all you’ve done is delayed the care and increased the mortality. By implementing the skills you learn into your everyday practice, you’ll be able to make a positive difference to urgent patient care in remote, rural and hostile environments.

You’ll also explore how advances in the use of technology and digital health can enable you to access the skills of another healthcare professional in a different location when required.

This course is based at our Westlakes Campus, located in Whitehaven in Cumbria. You'll benefit from smaller class sizes and personalised support in a friendly, modern learning environment, with access to clinical laboratories, a well-stocked library, computer suite and restaurant.

Why study with us

  • Teaching takes place in the stunning surroundings of West Cumbria – you’ll be taught at the National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine (NCRRM), based at our Westlakes campus near Whitehaven.
  • Being based in Westlakes opens up opportunities for placements in rural communities.
  • You can choose to study this course in ‘bite-size chunks’ to enable you to enjoy a good work-life balance.

Future careers

Achieving the MSc Urgent Care demonstrates your interest and commitment to this area of clinical practice.

Whether you are already working in the Urgent Care setting or aspire to do so in the future, this programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills to get you where you want to be.


This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop and apply research methodologies in a specific area of interest within the field of professional practice and help build your confidence in conducting independent research activities. To enrol for this module, first you must complete MB4066 - Research Methods for Clinical Practice, Education and Management.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£945 per 20 credits

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree in related subject. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience. A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a forward-thinking university with multiple campuses and a truly international community of student learners. Founded in 1828, it has become one of the UK’s largest universities, with almost 200 years of heritage in delivering high-quality education. UCLan offers a portfolio of over 200 employment-oriented courses, aimed at preparing graduates for successful and impactful careers. The...more

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