• University of Edinburgh

MSc Critical Care: Critical Care MSc

Enhance the outcomes for critical care patients with this online master’s. Aimed at healthcare professionals, this flexible MSc combines clinical management skills with evidence-based knowledge, allowing you to advance your career at your own pace.

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  • Level

    Masters Degree
  • Duration

    3 Years Part-time
  • Language

    English
  • Total Tuition Fee

    £19,100

MSc Critical Care: Critical Care MSc

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 3 Years Part-time

  • Total tuition fee

    £19,100

    Improve care for critically ill adults through clinical management

    If you’re driven by a desire to improve care and outcomes for critically ill adults, this online MSc will arm you with the skills to advance as a healthcare professional. You’ll become a valuable team member who questions, leads, and motivates others to achieve the best care for their patients.

    From aspiring nurses to seasoned doctors, you’ll develop essential knowledge of the clinical management of critically unwell adults. Gain practical skills to use in real-life clinical settings and expertise in integrating clinical research findings into practice.

    Learn online with The University of Edinburgh to advance your career at your own pace

    The online master’s has been designed and developed in partnership between the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

    Its flexible approach means you can develop career-enhancing skills completely at your own pace.

    What skills will you learn?

    • Critical care
    • Healthcare
    • Critical illness treatment

    To be eligible for this master’s you should have: • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in medicine (MBChB or equivalent), nursing, dietetics, physiotherapy, or any other allied health care profession involved in the management of critically ill patients. • In addition applicants must demonstrate experience of working with critically ill patients for a period of more than 3 months. This information should be contained in your referee's letter. • We may also consider your application if you have experience of working with critically ill patients or a closely related area for at least 3 years. In such cases, you may be admitted to certificate level only in the first instance.

    English language requirements

    • Regardless of your nationality or country of residence, you must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies. • English language tests

    We accept the following English language qualifications at the grades specified:

    • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component. • TOEFL-iBT (including Home Edition): total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements. • C1 Advanced (CAE) / C2 Proficiency (CPE): total 176 with at least 169 in each component. • Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components. PTE Academic: total 62 with at least 59 in each component. • Your English language qualification must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the programme you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, Trinity ISE or PTE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.

    By the end of this master’s, you’ll be able to:

    • demonstrate comprehensive knowledge covering the main areas of critical care medicine • apply clinical reasoning and integrate knowledge with practice in a wide, and often unpredictable, variety of clinical contexts • demonstrate criticality, creativity, and problem-solving in the areas of academic and clinical critical care • summarise and communicate complex information using a variety of methods and with a range of audiences • demonstrate substantial autonomy and take responsibility for your own work

    MSc Critical Care: Critical Care MSc

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 3 Years Part-time

  • Total tuition fee

    £19,100

    If you’d like to know more, please answer a few questions and The University of Edinburgh will get in touch with you with more information.

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