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Paediatric Emergency Medicine (Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh

36 months
5735 GBP/year
5735 GBP/year
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This Paediatric Emergency Medicine (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh has been designed to provide the educational background required for clinicians managing medical emergencies in children 


Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) is a rapidly expanding specialty. It has its roots in Emergency Medicine and Paediatrics but also has close affiliations with Paediatric Surgical Specialties, Paediatric Critical Care, Primary Care and Public Health.

From quite a diverse background, PEM has now developed into a specialty in its own right and there is a great need for extra PEM training on a UK, European and worldwide basis.

Prospective students will often be working full time in professional roles and require flexibility in their approach to study. 

This Paediatric Emergency Medicine (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh is therefore delivered as a part-time, online, MSc programme.

You will have the option of graduating after one, two or three years with a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, or MSc respectively.

Learning outcomes

The key learning outcomes of the programme are:

  • understand the physiology and pathology behind critical illness and injury in children
  • develop critical and analytical skills
  • develop scientific writing and presentation skills
  • prepare clinicians for the ever-changing and expanding medical and scientific knowledge base

Career opportunities

This programme has been designed to help you achieve a successful career in paediatric emergency medicine with a high quality qualification and the latest understanding and knowledge.

Programme Structure

Year 1: Certificate courses

You will study a wide range of specialities in Fundamentals in Paediatric Medicine.

Year 2: Diploma courses 

Courses include:

  • Medical Emergencies
  • Surgical Emergencies and Trauma/Anaesthesia and Sedation
  • Paediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • additional topics in paediatric emergency medicine

Year 3: Masters courses

You will study Management Issues in Paediatric Emergency Medicine.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits
  • MSc - 180
  • PgDip - 120
  • PgCert - 60
  • PgProfDev - 50



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent) plus one year of postgraduate clinical experience (for example, FY1 in UK, or equivalent elsewhere). You must have an ongoing commitment to the clinical care of children, and be actively attending to children in emergency situations. 
  • We will also consider your application if you have a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a subject relevant to the practice of Paediatric Emergency Medicine (for example, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Paramedic studies). You must be actively involved in the management of ill and/or injured children and demonstrate advanced level care equivalent to medical practitioners.
  • All applicants must include details of all their experience working with ill and/or injured children in acute settings in their application. Please ask your referee to confirm this experience in the reference they supply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5735 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5735 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5735 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5735 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • PG Professional Development; 10 credits £960; 20 credits £1,915


Online Commonwealth Scholarships: Global Health

We are offering 10 awards covering tuition fees. These scholarships will be awarded to outstanding candidates who are citizens of and resident in low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries. Successful applicants will benefit from the University’s Global Academy network.

  • Online Commonwealth Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh offers a small number of scholarships to outstanding candidates. These are very competitive. We publish data on the success rate for scholarship applications to help you understand the level of demand.

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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