Tactical Military Austere and Operational Medicine Online, M.Sc. | Part time online | Queen Mary University of London | United Kingdom
M.Sc. Online

Tactical Military Austere and Operational Medicine Online

36 months
8200 GBP/year
4100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This three-year Tactical Military Austere and Operational Medicine Online MSc at Queen Mary University of London will equip you with a deep understanding of advanced resuscitation techniques, up-to-date science and the practice of tactical medicine in a variety of austere settings, with broad value to military, humanitarian, emergency medical service and tactical medicine operators.


What you'll study

Combat injuries are complex, severe and have a high mortality. Similarly, critical illness occurring in the field can present heavy challenges to medical teams operating remotely from backup. The ability to adapt cutting-edge care to suit a challenging, fast-paced operational environment is key in tackling these cases.

Designed by an expert faculty with first-hand, "boots on the ground" experience of international deployed emergency and prehospital medicine, this is the first postgraduate programme to address the challenges of providing advanced resuscitative care in the tactical, remote or austere setting. While many programmes address “first world” specialist care, few scratch the surface of the whole patient pathway from point of wounding, especially where access to conventional emergency medical services may be hampered by tactical issues or a harsh environment. In the expeditionary or deployed setting, medical illnesses still predominate, and can cause a complex medical and operational burden. 

This Tactical Military Austere and Operational Medicine Online MSc programme at Queen Mary University of London has assembled experts with real-world experience of deploying in the harshest of environments: marine, desert, arctic, jungle and underwater. As well as reviewing the latest developments in resuscitation science, they will draw on their experience of providing this care in the tactical, remote and austere setting.

The MSc is a collaboration between the Blizard Institute and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Programme Structure

Compulsory/Core modules

  • Emergency Management of Severe Trauma
  • Pre-Hospital Care and Mass Causalities
  • Fundamentals of Research
  • The Physiology of Shock, Shock Syndromes and Tools of Resuscitation
  • Independent Scientific Paper
  • Emergency Care
  • Tactical Medical Care

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For national: Late September/Early October


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

For doctors:

  • A medical degree
  • Two or more years’ basic training in emergency medicine/anaesthesia/general medicine/cardiology/acute surgery/intensive care medicine/pre-hospital care. Intern/house officer/FY1 pre-registration experience is not counted as basic training.
  • Current employment in emergency medicine, critical care, acute medicine, observation medicine or pre-hospital care. Part time work of at least two days per week is accepted.

For nurses:

  • An undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above. Applicants with academic study slightly below this level will be considered on an individual basis if there is very strong evidence of suitable clinical experience in a relevant medical field. For example, nursing professionals with non-honours degrees or diploma/foundation degrees but who come with extensive clinical experience.
  • 5 years’ experience in emergency and critical care nursing

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8200 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4100 GBP per year during 36 months.


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