Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PgCert / PgDip), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    4335 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    4335 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #27 (WUR) Online
This programme is aimed at high-calibre graduates in medicine involved in the management of clinical emergencies in children.

About

It is ideal for trainees in paediatrics and emergency medicine, and also highly relevant for anaesthetists who wish to develop skills in paediatric anaesthesia or paediatric intensive care.

It will also help primary care practitioners who work in remote and rural areas without paediatric support.

Programme description

The programme is designed to give you the educational background you need to manage medical emergencies in children, throughout the world.

Online learning

Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.

Career opportunities

This programme has been designed to help you achieve a successful career in paediatric emergency medicine with a high quality qualification and the latest understanding and knowledge.

Programme Structure

Programme structure

You may choose to study to certificate, diploma or masters level.

Year 1: certificate

You will study a wide range of specialities in Fundamentals in Paediatric Medicine.

Year 2: diploma

You will take the following compulsory courses:

  • Medical Emergencies

  • Surgical Emergencies & Trauma/Anaesthesia & Sedation

  • Additional Topics in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Year 3 masters

You will study the compulsory course Management Issues in Paediatric Emergency Medicine Students will undertake a written reflective element from a number of suggested topics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent) plus one year of clinical experience is required.

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

One year of clinical experience.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    4335 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4335 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4335 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4335 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.