M.Sc. On Campus

Critical Care

Queen Mary University of London

12 months
30750 GBP/year
11850 GBP/year
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The Critical Care MSc course offered at Queen Mary University of London is intended to provide participants with a thorough grounding in the discipline, together with the tools to maintain their knowledge base, through a course of advanced, specialist instruction.


The Critical Care MSc programme offered at Queen Mary University of London is designed to ensure that course participants acquire the theoretical understanding and skills to advance and promote knowledge in the specialty and develop their leadership skills. Accordingly, students will be carefully selected to ensure that they are able to meet the high academic standards required to successfully complete the course.

This programme aims to:

  • To provide advanced theoretical and practical teaching covering a broad range of key topics related to the management of the critically ill or injured patients.
  • To develop the skills, knowledge and confidence required to provide leadership in the provision of the highest standards of critical care.
  • Demonstrate their achievement of the specific learning outcomes detailed in each of the modules of the course.
  • To develop and demonstrate competence in critical appraisal of research and the skills to conduct robust clinical audit.
  • To develop the problem-solving skills which will enable independent practice as a specialist.
  • To develop related skills such as correct use of statistics, use of databases, literature searches, reviewing evidence, critical appraisal of scientific literature, writing papers and articles.

What you'll study

The curriculum will be covered in a ‘taught course’ of 3 terms divided into modules. Three modules will be covered in each of the first and second term and two modules in the third term, thus there are 8 taught modules alongside (for students completing the full MSc programme) a 60-credit dissertation module. Each taught module accounts for 15 credits and each module takes 4 weeks to cover the taught materials including one or more module assignments.

On the residential course, teaching will mainly be in the form of lectures, with self-directed learning following these. Each module will be accompanied by a tutorial to consolidate the learning and answer any questions. There will also be a day of simulation training, as well as sessions with clinical exposure to patients on the ICU with ward round style teaching, X-ray and results interpretation. The observership module will provide further clinical exposure with the medical, nursing, outreach and allied health specialist teams.   

Following on from the above modules you will work on and complete a dissertation for the remainder of the programme. The project title and research / dissertation format will be agreed between yourself and the course organiser and may take the form of independent clinical research or a dissertation based on a literature/systematic review.

Occasionally, students may choose to omit the dissertation, completing the programme at the stage of postgraduate diploma.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Pathophysiological Basis of Critical Illness
  • Supportive Care for Failing Organ Function
  • Care of the Unconscious Patient
  • Decision-making, Communication and Ethics
  • Research and Audit Methodology
  • Special Patient Groups
  • Neurocritical Care and Trauma Management
  • Clinical Observership
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This programme is aimed at doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. Postgraduate experience of critical care medicine is essential.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11850 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /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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