Manchester Metropolitan University

Emergency Medicine

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.

Entry requirements

MSc: Applicants must be a registered nurse or medical practitioner (depending on the route chosen) who is practising or has recently practised in the area of urgent or emergency care. You may also be required to take part in a telephone interview.

Course modules

Modules include: Core Units: Acute medical emergencies I; emergency life support; evidence-based emergency practice; human resource management in the emergency department; legal aspects of emergency medicine; major incident management; managing the emergency department; paediatric emergencies; psychosocial emergencies; study design and execution in emergency medicine; surgical emergencies; trauma emergencies.

Assessment methods

Practice-focussed written assessment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 - 7 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 - 7 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 - 7 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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