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MSc Extreme Medicine (Distance)

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Full time | St Luke's Campus | 1 year | SEP-21

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medicine (General)

Course type


Course Summary


Due to COVID-19, we are continually reviewing the delivery of our courses. Our priority is to ensure that safety of all our students and staff, and we are currently planning for flexibility and resilience in our approach so that whatever the year brings we will still be delivering the high level of teaching that we always have. You can stay updated on our website as the situation progresses.

  • A unique programme delivered in partnership between the University of Exeter Medical School and World Extreme Medicine
  • You’ll experience medicine at its best, crossing geographical and professional boundaries
  • We’ll help you develop the practical skills, knowledge and understanding needed to perform at the highest possible level in the field of extreme medicine
  • You can choose to undertake a specialism in Cold Environments, Hot Environments or Humanitarian Relief
  • You’ll learn how to make the exceptional happen, by challenging traditional thinking and defying conventional boundaries


Extreme Medicine is an emerging specialty. Graduates of the programme will enhance their medical skills to practice in challenging and remote environments. They will acquire field based knowledge and skills to demonstrate their strategic understanding of expedition operations, to potential employers and to the wider deployment team.

Potential roles may include:

Disaster response, working with NGO’s or government contracts
Medical cover for security operations
Expedition and wilderness medicine
Working with media organisations
Remote research or logistics


This module belongs to Cold Environment. This module builds on knowledge and skills introduced in the Extreme Medicine Masters programme 'Core Concepts' module in year 1. The taught component of the module is all delivered during an ascent to altitude in an overseas location, normally Nepal.

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

Normally a 2:2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Relevant clinical or professional experience may be required.

University information

The University of Exeter is a research university that is a member of the leading research- oriented UK universities, The Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of its 25,000 students, 5,500 of these are postgraduates, studying across Exeter’s three main campuses located across...more

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