Taught course

Extreme Medicine (Distance)

University of Exeter · University of Exeter Medical School

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Entry requirements

Normally a 2:2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Relevant clinical experience will be required (see details below).

Individuals who don't meet the normal entry criteria but have relevant professional experience may also be welcomed on to this MSc programme. Qualifications and experience will be assessed on application. Informal enquires are welcome before the formal application stage and we can discuss which areas of the course may need particular attention or advise on pre-course study to maximise your learning engagement. Should you wish to discuss this please contact our Student Recruitment and Admissions Team.

For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please visit our website.

Months of entry


Course content

  • A unique programme delivered in partnership between the University of Exeter Medical School and World Extreme Medicine
  • Distance-learning programme, delivered through attendance at residentials in the UK or overseas
  • You’ll experience medicine at its best, crossing geographical and professional boundaries
  • You will be challenged to think critically around the concepts for delivering care in challenging environments
  • 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

Information for international students

Further information for international students can be found on our dedicated international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the UK Government’s Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 or 36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0)1392 725500