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Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing

The University of Oviedo

18 months
10000 EUR/year
5000 EUR/year
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The Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing (EMECC NURSING) is the first international joint degree from The University of Oviedo in advanced nursing available in Europe. It offers a highly specialized education in nursing, with an advanced perspective. 

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Emergency and intensive care nurses must be prepared to deal with life-threatening problems and complex situations in extreme environments, reasons why they should be endowed with specific knowledge, skills and attributes to provide care to critically ill or unstable patients and their families. Emergency nurses must be able to prioritise patient care and to provide accurate assessment and effective ongoing management for a diversity of patient populations in situations ranging from life-saving interventions to managing critical situations.

The Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing programme at The University of Oviedo combines theoretical teaching, research methodology and activities, communication & management of critical scenarios and advanced evidence-based practice, using state of the art clinical technologies.

The Master's main objective is to provide a structured and methodologically sound training programme that will cover the shortage of specially trained staff that burdens our health systems' intensive and acute care services. The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing (EMECC NURSING) from The University of Oviedo course structure balances theoretical education on evidence based nursing, comprehensive clinical practice and a solid scientific instruction through a 90 ECTS (one and a half year) Postgraduate course leading to an international joint degree and diploma supplement recognized by all four institutions.


Students who complete this Master's Degree will have obtained the necessary capabilities to work as a specialized nurse in Adult/Geriatric Emergency and Critical Care, or Paediatrics Emergency and Critical Care Units, depending on the chosen specialization (Adult/Geriatric or Paediatrics), in any of the countries of the consortium.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methodology
  • Advanced Clinical Nursing
  • Nursing Management
  • Communication and relationships in nursing
  • Paediatric Advanced Clinical Nursing
  • Adult and Geriatrics Advanced Clinical Nursing
  • Evidence-based Clinical Practice: Emergency Care
  • Evidence-based Clinical Practice: Critical Care
  • Clinical Practice: Adult
  • Clinical Practice: Paediatrics
  • Clinical Practice: Geriatrics
  • Crisis Resource Management (CRM)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be in possession of an official university degree issued by a University or higher education institution that offers the possibility  to work as a nurse and to access official master's degrees in the issuing country
  • Have a certified high level of English. Candidates must justify a level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It can be certified by IELTS certificate (at least 6.0 and a minimum of 5.0 points in each section), TOEFL (paper support with at least 550 points and 4.0 points in the writing section) or TOEFL (IBT with at least 79 points and 17 points in each section). Students from agreed English-speaking countries will be exempt from English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 EUR per year during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 18 months.

The EMJMD NURSING Consortium decided to set the tuition fees at a level in the average of similar Master courses, €10,000 for Category A students and €5,000 for Category B students. 

Living costs for Oviedo

580 - 960 EUR /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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