Taught course

Extreme Medicine

Institution
University of Exeter · University of Exeter Medical School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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

Individuals who don't meet the normal entry criteria but have relevant professional experience will also be welcomed on to this MSc programme. Qualifications and experience will be assessed on application and there will be opportunities for APL (Assessment of Prior Learning).

Months of entry

September

Course content

With the increased awareness of global burdens such as humanitarian crises and sudden onset disasters, more than ever there is a need to be delivering healthcare in highly complex and demanding situations.

This unique programme is delivered in partnership between the University of Exeter Medical School and World Extreme Medicine, the world's leading provider of specialist training courses for medics taking their skills into challenging environments.

This is medicine at its best, crossing geographical and professional boundaries.

You will learn the practical skills, knowledge and understanding needed to perform at the highest possible level in the field of extreme medicine.

You will learn with and from your peers. Residentials are a key part of the programme; designed to provide the challenge of learning in an unfamiliar environment and relying on the collaboration and support of the other participants.

The residentials include locations in the UK as well as environment-specific modules located in mountain, jungle and Polar Regions.

You will be working or looking to work in situations of rapid change and uncertainty and you will be looking to demonstrate capabilities that extend beyond clinical competence into areas such as leadership, communications, teamwork, resilience, humanitarian relief, planning and logistics.

The programme's foundations are rooted in the core values of collaboration, challenge, community, impact and rigour, embedded firmly within the University’s mission to make the exceptional happen, by challenging traditional thinking and defying conventional boundaries.

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

International students are normally subject to visa regulations which prevent part-time study. It is recommended that international students apply for the level of the final award you intend to complete i.e. PGCert, PGDip or Masters, due to the associated cost and requirements for a Tier 4 student visa.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

6.5 with no less than 6.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency

Overall score 176. No less than 169 in any section.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,600
International students
£9,600

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

We have a range of scholarships available for postgraduate scholarships every year including NHS bursaries. For full details search the funding directory

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in Autumn 2019.

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pg-ad@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1392 725500