Pre-Hospital Critical Care

University of Stavanger

24 months
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One aim of 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 programme is the only international master in Prehospital Critical Care in Scandinavia, taught in English.

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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?

Hospital structures change, the transport distances increase as the patient is sent directly to sufficiently competent hospitals, and more advanced treatment is applied in the prehospital phase. The evidence base for various prehospital treatments is challenged. Therefore, there is an increasing emphasis on and demand for quality in prehospital critical care.


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
53 (required)

Other requirements

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

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.

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


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Pre-Hospital Critical Care
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