Students need to complete 180 credits to complete the MSc in Advanced Emergency Care, 120 credits for the postgraduate diploma and 60 credits for the postgraduate certificate. All modules account for 15 credits unless stated otherwise. You will be required to take a minimum of 60 and maximum of 90 credits worth of optional modules.
There are three core modules. There are two options for the dissertation, a 45 credit and 60 credit option. Depending upon the need to take the Introduction to UK Emergency Medicine module and the dissertation options, chosen students taking the MSc will need to complete between five and six optional modules.
We recommend that students take no more than 2 modules per semester. It is advisable to complete all core modules within the first three semesters of the course. When choosing optional modules, we suggest that you choose a balance of clinical and non-clinical modules that suits your interests.
We anticipate that most students will be able to complete the course within 2 - 3 years, although you are allowed up to 4 years to do so. Academic advising is available to students prior to module selection each semester.
Details below refer to the 2018/19 programme.
Dissertation modules (students choose one of these modules)
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Please note that from 2018 the content of the module 'An Introduction to UK Emergency Medicine' is available through our programme site, available to all of our students.
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it’s up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.
In order to increase the number of students on each module, and reduce the likelihood of modules not being run at the last minute, we are running some of the optional modules every 2 years.