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Critical Care, Leadership & Management MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Critical Care, Leadership & Management MSc/PgDip/PgCert

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Full time | University of Glasgow | 12 months | 20-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Nursing Management Skills (Specific)

Course type


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.


  • With both national and international students in mind, assignments and projects will be tailored to allow students to reflect on implementing knowledge and skills in their own units, regions or countries
  • This MSc offers a unique blend of clinical critical care topics and advanced training in health services leadership and management
  • Clinical topics will be delivered by experts in the field using a diverse range of teaching methods including: tutorials, lectures, ward rounds and simulation sessions
  • Topics in the field of management and leadership will be delivered in conjunction with the Adam Smith Business School which holds triple accreditation with the AACSB International, the EQUIS and the AMBA.

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.


This programme is open to doctors, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists and other allied health professionals enabling them to become effective clinical leaders in their place of work.

At present, some international hospitals require clinicians to obtain a postgraduate degree to progress through their critical care training. This MSc provides the necessary requirements for these students to continue and advance in their chosen field.


During this course, the students will learn how to grade the quality of evidence in the published literature related to Critical Care or other related clinical fields. They will learn about the process of producing evidence-based guidelines. The priniciples of clinical audit and quality improvement will be introduced.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

This programme is open to doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals to enable them to be highly effective clinical leaders in their place of work. Entry requirements are: A relevant health professional qualification; Current or recent employment within a critical care setting; Normally a minimum of one to two years' experience in critical care practice.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. 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...more

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