Manchester Metropolitan University
Emergency Medicine PgCert
Manchester Metropolitan University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Course overview

Our online multi-professional course is for qualified doctors, nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists, physicians/associates, pharmacists and advanced clinical practitioners, working in emergency care.

It gives you the opportunity to gain academic recognition for your professional training in urgent or emergency care.

Designed entirely by physicians, paramedics and nurses working in emergency care, all teaching on MSc Emergency Medicine takes place online using a virtual hospital to enable problem-based learning.

Our teaching team is made up of internationally renowned emergency medicine consultants, including Professor Kevin Mackway-Jones (developer of the learning resource BestBETs) and Professor Simon Carley (developer of the St.Emlyn's blog), consultants at two of the biggest and busiest hospitals in the UK (the Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital).

This course is taught entirely online to help you fit studying around your shifts. You’ll access unit resources, which include weekly case studies and participate in online discussions with fellow students and your unit leader.

We offer a range of core and optional units, depending on the route you take, and these are available on a two-year rolling programme. Through these option units, you can focus on areas that fit with your career aspirations.

We offer three awards (postgraduate diploma, postgraduate certificate, and masters) for this course. To gain MSc Emergency Medicine, you’ll need to complete 180 credits at Level 7 but you can exit this course with an interim award.

Features and benefits

  • Flexible learning - This course offers professional development and an academic qualification for practising registered professionals working in urgent or emergency care.

  • Online learning - To help you fit studying around your shifts, all of our teaching is delivered online, using our virtual hospital for problem-based learning.

  • Option units - You can choose option units that meet your specific career requirements and personal interests.

  • Practitioner project - You’ll complete a quality improvement project in your chosen field of emergency medicine.

  • Teaching expertise - You’ll learn from a highly skilled team of emergency physicians and academics who have expertise across the field of emergency and urgent care.

  • Award options - You can exit this course with a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) or Masters Degree (MSc) in Emergency Medicine.

Practice-focussed written assessment.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 5.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Emergency Medicine, PgCert.

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.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

Manchester Metropolitan University is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

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About Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University is a publicly funded institution, founded in 1970 in the city of Manchester. Located in the heart of the city, students can take full advantage of being less than a ten minute walk away from the City Centre. Academically, the university offers all of the more common Liberal Arts programmes, but also some less frequently seen subjects such as Criminology and Sociology. Graduate students can expect to enjoy the privacy and quiet of the university’s seventh floor, which is entirely dedicated to post-graduate and PhD studies.

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