Paediatric Emergency Medicine, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
The University of Edinburgh Online
The MSc/Diploma/Certificate in PEM will deliver a comprehensive and world-class educational opportunity both on a local and international basis.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


This part-time online programme is designed to be flexible, aiming to provide a complementary set of knowledge to those embarked on other training programmes such as Emergency Medicine and Paediatrics, but will also develop a skill set to enable individuals who have completed the training to be confident that their knowledge and skills will enable them to perform to the highest level. The programme content is applicable to PEM globally, and includes elective options that can be tailored to meet the needs of the individual student.

No matter where emergency care is practised, there are three broad parameters that need to be addressed.

The key learning aims of the programme:

  • Recognition of the critically ill or injured child and the ability to provide immediate and life saving treatment.
  • The ability to recognise a child in pain or distress and to deliver appropriate treatment.
  • To recognise a vulnerable child at risk of abuse in any form.

Programme Structure

This is a professional postgraduate qualification from the University for clinicians managing medical emergencies in children. We have a single intake of students in September of each year.

Credit allocation for awards

  1. Certificate: completion of year one, 60 credits.

  2. Diploma: completion of year two, 60 credits.

  3. Masters: completion of year three, 60 credits.

You will be required to complete the core modules within a 12 month period in order to be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Paediatric Emergency Medicine.

For students to be awarded an MSc in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, they will have successfully completed years one and two with the accumulation of 120 credits before undertaking year three which includes one compulsory course and a specialised reflective elements which lead to the accumulation of 180 credits.

The University may recognise credits from equivalent courses in other universities; if you wish to explore this possibility contact the programme administrator.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
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You would normally be involved in paediatrics, paediatric intensive care, emergency medicine, anaesthesia, paediatric surgery or primary care/general practice, particularly when considering the acute and urgent care of ill and injured children. This does not preclude those in other medical specialties from applying but prior discussion with the Programme Directors is advised.

Some relevant on-going clinical experience involving ill and injured children is essential, as course work will involve reflection on past or present management of paediatric cases. If you are uncertain about your level of clinical exposure, the Programme Directors are happy to discuss this and can be contacted via the Programme Administrator.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 4355 International


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