Taught course

Emergency Medicine

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

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Entry requirements

For entry onto this course in September 2020, applicants must be a:

  • 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*)
  • (*or international equivalent)

who is practising in and have two years experience working in an urgent care or emergency department setting. 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 CPS/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.

Months of entry


Course content

Our online multi-professional course is for qualified doctors, nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists and physicians/associates 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 and nurses working in emergency care, all teaching on MSc Emergency Medicine takes place online using a virtual hospital for problem-based learning. This is to help you fit studying around your shifts.

Our teaching team includes internationally renowned emergency medicine consultants. This includes 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 of the biggest and busiest hospitals in the UK (the Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital).

You’ll access unit resources, including weekly case studies and participate in online discussions with fellow students.

We offer a range of core and option 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 routes (postgraduate diploma, postgraduate certificate, and masters) for this course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    84 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    You can exit this course with a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) or Masters Degree (MSc) in Emergency Medicine. You are able to study up to years part-time via distance learning.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969