12 months
4500 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Expedition and Wilderness Medicine at Diploma MSc is valuable to all healthcare professionals wishing to progress their career in providing clinical support on expeditions and in remote locations.

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Expedition and Wilderness Medicine at Diploma MSc  is specifically designed for healthcare professionals who aim to fulfil the role of an expedition medic or otherwise specialise in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine.

The successful completion of this course will enable graduates to:

  • Apply evidence-based clinical skills and knowledge to minimise risk and maximise health before, during and after expeditions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide sound clinical and situational judgement in environments prone to rapid change and uncertain outcomes.
  • Develop skills and knowledge to anticipate, plan for and treat common and potential health problems which may arise on expeditions.
  • Gain lifelong learning and advanced problem-solving skills that they can apply within the field of expedition medicine.
  • Apply the knowledge, approaches and skills gained within expedition medicine to wider emergency situations.
  • Deliver leadership to teams in multi-agency, multi-cultural and/or international contexts.
  • Become leaders in the field of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Preparation for Expeditions
  • Polar and Mountain Healthcare Considerations
  • Healthcare Application in Ocean, River and Water Settings
  • Healthcare in Desert and Tropical Environments
  • Treating Common Medical Problems in an Expedition and Wilderness Setting
  •  Applying Expedition Medicine to Natural Disaster and Relief Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Since our courses are conducted entirely online, they are accessible to both UK and international registered healthcare professionals.
  • Applicants will typically hold a first degree or equivalent (including international qualifications) in a relevant professional healthcare field, such as a medical or nursing degree. Registered healthcare professionals without these recognised qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account.
  • In some cases, applicants may be asked to submit a piece of work for assessment in order to confirm that they are able to work comfortably at postgraduate level, and demonstrate the requisite clinical and professional knowledge.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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