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Emergency Medicine PgCert/PgDip/MSc

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Study mode

Distance without attendance


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medicine (General)

Course type


Course Summary


Our online multi-professional course is for qualified doctors, nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists, physicians/associates, pharmacists and advanced clinical practitioners, working in emergency care.

It gives you the opportunity to gain academic recognition for your professional training in urgent or emergency care.

Designed entirely by physicians, paramedics and nurses working in emergency care, all teaching on MSc Emergency Medicine takes place online using a virtual hospital to enable problem-based learning.

Our teaching team is made up of internationally renowned emergency medicine consultants, including Professor Kevin Mackway-Jones (developer of the learning resource BestBETs) and Professor Simon Carley (developer of the St.Emlyn's blog), consultants at two of the biggest and busiest hospitals in the UK (the Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital).

This course is taught entirely online to help you fit studying around your shifts. You’ll access unit resources, which include weekly case studies and participate in online discussions with fellow students and your unit leader.

We offer a range of core and optional units, depending on the route you take, and these are available on a two-year rolling programme. Through these option units, you can focus on areas that fit with your career aspirations.

We offer three awards (postgraduate diploma, postgraduate certificate, and masters) for this course. To gain MSc Emergency Medicine, you’ll need to complete 180 credits at Level 7 but you can exit this course with an interim award.


As a graduate, you’ll have a masters degree that recognises your professional training in emergency or urgent care.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

All applicants must be practising in and have a minimum of 2 years clinical experience in an area of urgent or emergency care. Entry to the programme requires the student to be a registered practitioner: Doctor (registered with the GMC*) Nurse (registered with the NMC*) Paramedic (registered with the HCPC*) Physiotherapist (registered with the HCPC*) Physicians associate/assistant (registered on the PAMVR*) Pharmacists (registered with the GPC*) Advanced Clinical Practitioners (with associated professional registration*) (*or international equivalent) You may be required to take part in a telephone interview. All overseas applicants, whose first language is not English, are required to hold the IELTS (language test) and achieve the Academic Standard at 7 with no component lower than 6.5 prior to admission onto the course. For CPD/standalone units you must: Possess a relevant professional qualification with associated registration as specified above. Have at least 2 years practical experience and currently practicing in an area of urgent or emergency care. Have recent evidence of study.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. The award-winning, inspirational campus in the heart of Manchester provides vibrant learning spaces and excellent facilities across modern and historical buildings that reflect their teaching excellence since 1824. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at...more