M.Sc. On Campus

Advanced HEMS Practice

Bangor University

36 months
16500 GBP/year
8000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of the Advanced HEMS Practice programme offered by the Bangor University is to provide a robust academic framework for individuals who are training to become an advanced practitioner in rotary aviation medicine. 


The Advanced HEMS Practice programme offered by the Bangor University covers both prehospital care and retrieval, including the management of critically ill patients requiring level 3 inter-hospital transfer. It is intended for experienced healthcare professionals who wish to formalise and develop their practice, and will require learners to develop within credible practice settings. 

The course is intended to be challenging, and will require learners to demonstrate proficiency in targeted clinical assessment, rapid diagnostics, therapeutics, and clinical management in the prehospital environment. 

In addition, learners will require to be proficient in assisting with the management of level 3 patients, which means a need to demonstrate knowledge and skills in invasive ventilation, invasive haemodynamic monitoring and support, and interpretation of investigations.

Career opportunities

Within Wales

  • The Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS) Cymru is a unique collaborative venture providing critical care in the prehospital environment and during interhospital transfers. The service is supported by NHS Wales, and by the Wales Air Ambulance Charity.
  • The response model involves a mix of consultant delivered care, and care delivered by Critical Care Practitioners (CCPs). EMRTS CCPs are committed to a programme of advanced study, supported by a competency framework covering the full range of assessment and treatment in the prehospital and retrieval environment.
  • This programme is being developed specifically to support the requirements of EMRTS Cymru.

Outside Wales

  • We expect that a practitioner with this qualification will be in a competitive position to apply for employment in any HEMS service in the UK and abroad. HEMS practice is in a situation of active development currently, and employment opportunities for well-trained practitioners are numerous, but competitive.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • History –taking and consultation skills
  • Physical Examination and Diagnostics
  • Core elements in prehospital care
  • Retrieval Medicine 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We welcome applications from mature students. 
  • Strong references and personal statement
  • Evidence that you will have access to clinical attachments to complete core course elements.
  • Confirmation from a hospital (e.g. Health Board Honorary Contract, letter from a Departmental Lead Clinician) that the you will be allowed to attend theatres/ICU to complete key critical care elements of the programme.
  • Confirmation from an air ambulance service that you will have access to a clinical attachment of sufficient duration to complete key prehospital elements of the programme.
  • The employer’s letter of support is likely to fulfil one of the above criteria)
  • If selected, you will be asked to attend an interview by University academic personnel and Clinical Staff to confirm candidate suitability.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Bangor

660 - 1140 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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