Taught course

Emergency Medicine

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

Entry requirements

To be considered for entry onto the programme, candidates must currently be working as either a registered medical practitioner or a registered nurse in an area of urgent or emergency care and may have an interview (usually by telephone or Skype). Students for whom English is a second language must hold IELTS (language test or equivalent). Students must also have achieved the Academic Standard at 7.0 or above. For Paediatric Medicine routes, students must be working in a paediatric ED. The PGCert Emergency Management has been developed for senior staff in emergency departments who may have completed their professional training and want a postgraduate qualification which reflects their management function.

We also welcome applications from students with recent level 7 study who have gained credits at other institutions and offer accreditation of prior learning where it is appropriate.

Months of entry


Course content

Our online course is for qualified doctors and nurses working in emergency care, including those in a military environment or paediatrics.

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.

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 three-year rolling programme.

Through these option units, you can focus on areas that fit with your career aspirations, such as Psychosocial Emergencies, Legal Aspects of Emergency Medicine, and Major Incident Management.

We offer three routes (postgraduate diploma, postgraduate certificate, and masters) for this course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    This course offers academic recognition for the professional training undertaken by physicians in emergency care settings.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969