Disaster Medicine, M.Sc. | University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) | Preston, United Kingdom
12 months
14500 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Disaster Medicine course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) expands the scope of your skills, enabling you to work as part of a disaster response team – delivering, planning and co-ordinating disaster and conflict healthcare. 

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Delivering healthcare to communities affected by disasters, be they natural or man-made, is an aspect of healthcare that is both demanding and immensely rewarding. This Disaster Medicine course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will see you acquire the specific skills and expertise required to adapt and respond to the needs of communities when they are at their most vulnerable.

Designed by medical professionals with experience in disaster and conflict medicine, the course also provides you with the skills required to plan, manage and deliver a medical programme under challenging conditions, whilst also considering ethical, legal and logistical issues.

Future Careers

The skills and knowledge gained on this course can be usefully applied on short-term deployments to a disaster zone, or in employment with international relief agencies and organisations.

Intercalating medical students may use this qualification as the foundation for further study and specialist practice following qualification.


The centre is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons, a professional membership organisation and registered charity which exists to advance patient care.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Project
  • Dissertation
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Research Methods for Clinical Practice, Education and Management
  • Public Health and Disasters 
  • Planning for Disasters

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

UK students can apply all year round. 


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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a medically related qualification or have completed the penultimate year of a medical degree or relevant professional qualification
  • Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have relevant experience such as armed forces
  • Applicants may be interviewed
  • A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application
  • IELTS: Score of at least 6.5 or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time UK: £945 per 20 credits 

Living costs for Preston

751 - 1425 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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