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Pre-Hospital Critical Care, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
One aim of the Master in Pre-Hospital Critical Care at University of Stavanger is to supply prehospital care providers with academic ability to critically appraise the knowledge base in their field. 


This Master in Pre-Hospital Critical Care at University of Stavanger is the only international master in Prehospital Critical Care, and the teaching language is English.

  • Do you want to develop yourself as a critical care provider?
  • Do you need more insight in pre-hospital research and development?
  • Do you want to develop your analytical and diagnostic abilities?
  • Do you want an International Master’s degree in PHCC?
  • Do you want to study in a multidisciplinary environment?

The programme is either full-time with an estimated duration of 2 years, or part-time with an estimated duration of 4 years. New admissions will take place every second fall semester. The program is flexible and accessible for participants who work full time. There are no similar master’s programs in Norway or Scandinavia. It has been developed in collaboration with the Norwegian Air Ambulance (SNLA) and the University of Stavanger (UiS).


Different positions within:

  • prehospital and emergency medicine/critical care and teaching
  • requiring the ability to initiate, develop and evaluate research and quality improvement projects. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Communication and Decision making in Pre Hospital Emergency Medical Care
  •  Pre Hospital Emergency Medical Care and Transport Medicine
  •  Scientific Methods
  •  Philosophy of Science and Health Care Ethics
  •  Traumatology in Pre Hospital Critical Care
  •  Point of Care Technology (POCT)
  •  Patient safety - theory and practice
  •  Major Incidents: Medical Management and Preparedness

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Only Nordic citizens and applicants residing in Norway can apply to this master programme.  (Applicants with foreign education: Deadline 1 March.)

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following academic requirements in order to qualify for entry to the programme:

  • Applicants must have competed either a Medical degree (physician) or a bachelor's degree in nursing or paramedic.
  • Applicant must also have at least two years post-qualification experience (full-time) in prehospital emergency care.

Other applicants can be considered if they have at least five years of full-time working experience in prehospital emergency care, and a minimum of 60 ETCS credits in relevant subjects (paramedic).

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Other applicants can be considered if they have full-time working experience in pre-hospital emergency care.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 740 ($83) per semester. 

Living costs for Stavanger

  • 10497 - 15900 NOK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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