MSc Advanced Emergency Care (Distance Learning)

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

We have a global reputation. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) places us fourth in the UK for research power.

Our research influences policy and improves lives in the developed and the developing world. We employ around 325 staff and attract £6 million per year in external support.

We understand the challenges you face as a healthcare professional. Our masters courses are accessible, practical, flexible and carefully designed to help you develop your career.

About the course

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.

Core modules

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

Optional modules

  • 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


The course is a mixture of:

  • Online distance learning
  • Independent study
  • Online clinical demonstrations


  • Coursework
  • Project work

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ScHARR postgraduate student

Key facts

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 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding

Contact the department for the latest fee information for this course.

ScHARR postgraduate fees

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

About ScHARR

We employ around 325 staff and attract £6 million per year in external support. All our teaching staff are active researchers. They include members of Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal Society of Public Health. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rates us fourth in the UK for research power.

We have experts in health economics, public health sciences, the sociology of health, health psychology, decision analysis, management sciences, epidemiology, medical statistics and information science. Our courses attract students from all over the world.


You'll have 24/7 online access to library and teaching facilities. We provide specialist information and library services in our information resources section.

Your career

Undertaking this course will contribute to your continuing professional development and career progression. Clinicians working within the NHS will find this course useful in providing expertise in clinical leadership, health management and academic emergency medicine. For those currently working outside the NHS, particularly those from overseas, this course will provide a valuable insight into the delivery of urgent and emergency care within the NHS.

Graduates from this course will be well placed to take up senior clinical and administrative posts in emergency medicine and pre-hospital care and will be the drivers for change and development of the specialty of emergency medicine.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

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

Teaching Support Unit
T: +44 (0)114 222 5454