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Clinical Critical Care MSc

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36 months

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nursing Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine

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Course Summary

The care of critically ill patients is a challenging and highly specialised area of health care practice. The polio pandemic in the 1950s led to the birth of the modern Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Another pandemic (Covid-19) has seen the term ‘ICU’ rise to prominence once again as the area in hospital where the most severely ill patients are cared for. Critical Care is a term that is repeated daily in the media. It is the specialty we practice and are passionate about, and the area of health care we are dedicated to teaching at the University of Glasgow.


  • The work and assignments during the course are tailored in order for students to reflect on implementing knowledge and skills in their own unit, country or region
  • Teaching will be delivered by experts in the fields of Critical Care via a state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • Teaching sessions will include online interactive tutorials, practical demonstrations and peer discussion forums
  • Study, in depth, a wide range of clinical and non-clinical topics pertinent to the practice of Critical Care.


This programme is open to doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals and ultimately leads to a Masters degree.

The clinical components acquired and attained during this programme make graduates very desirable for prospective employers. The aim is for graduates to be highly effective clinical leaders in their field and place of work.


This course will examine the emergencies related to the gastrointestinal system including acute hepatic failure, acute severe pancreatitis, and abdominal surgical emergencies. The course will also explore the evidence underpinning best practice in diagnosing and managing patients with these conditions.

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Entry requirements

A relevant education qualification at Bachelor’s level 2, in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacology, Physiotherapy or other health care professions. Relevant clinical experience.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics...more