MSc Advanced Emergency Care (Distance Learning)

School of Health and Related Research, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

We tackle some of the world’s greatest health challenges to improve the health and care of people across the globe.

I love the University and Sheffield as a city. I did my undergraduate degree here and didn’t want to leave. Whilst what I learnt was related to public health, such as disease outbreak management, the problem solving skills can be applied to other areas in the future.”

Harriet Fidler, Postgraudate student in the School of Health and Related Research

About the course

Course description 2017

This course is aimed at emergency care professionals who want to develop their expertise.

You’ll learn new skills to help you manage a service and also how to teach others. We have an international reputation for research in the field of pre-hospital and emergency care.

ScHARR postgraduate student

Core modules

  • Management Theory and Practice
  • Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine and Research
  • An Introduction to UK Emergency Medicine
  • Research Methods for Emergency Medicine
  • Dissertation

Examples of optional modules

Choices include:

  • Observation and Ambulatory Medicine
  • Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pre-Hospital Emergency, Event and Expedition Medicine
  • Musculo-skeletal Emergency Medicine
  • Sedation in Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine Informatics
  • Medicolegal and Forensic Emergency Medicine
  • Systematically Reviewing the Research Literature
  • Introduction to Statistics and Critical Appraisal
  • Further Statistics for Health Science Researchers

Teaching and assessment

The course is a mixture of online learning, independent study and online clinical demonstrations. You’re assessed on coursework and project work.

Course duration

2-4 years part-time by distance learning


Entry requirements

At least two years' clinical experience of emergency medicine or related field (to the standard equivalent of a Year 3 speciality trainee of UK emergency medicine training).

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Teaching Support Unit
E: scharrtu@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 5454

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.