• Course Delivery
  • Total Credits
  • Tuition
  • Duration
    1 Year

Become a leader in the field of Critical Care

This programme is for any professional who deals with critically ill patients and wants to develop clinically and academically.

Students will expand their knowledge by critically reviewing a broad range of published literature related to Critical Care.

Expertise will be enhanced by projects that will take place in the learners own environment.

This part-time Online Distance Learning programme will support graduates in becoming clinical and academic leaders in the field of Critical Care with a qualification from a world top 100 university.

Why This Programme?


The University of Glasgow is ranked top amongst UK medical schools in the National Student Survey (2016) with 98% overall student satisfaction

The work and assignments during the course are tailored in order for students to reflect on implementing knowledge and skills in their own unit, country or region

Teaching will be delivered by experts in the fields of Critical Care via a state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Teaching sessions will include online interactive tutorials, practical demonstrations and peer discussion forums

The course enables students to study, in depth, a wide range of clinical and non-clinical topics pertinent to the practice of Critical Care.

Programme Structure

The programme is delivered online. 

Learning is done exclusively via a state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) with emphasis on the research and governance principles which underpin contemporary practice, as well as leadership and management skills.

The courses in Year 1 are designed to introduce the academic skills required to complete the course and apply evidence based practice.

The students will also start the in depth exploration of core clinical subjects in Critical Care and begin to produce independent reports/essays for submission online.

There will be opportunities to discuss clinical cases, policies, management pathways, research and other aspects with world leaders in the field of Critical Care education and the opportunity to form professional ties with them.

Career Prospects

This programme is open to doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals and can ultimately lead to a Masters degree.

The clinical components acquired and attained during this programme make graduates very desirable for prospective employers.

The aim is for graduates to be highly effective clinical leaders in their field and place of work.

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this programme, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

    Bachelor’s level 2:2, in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacology, Physiotherapy or other health care professions.

  2. Previous work experience

    Relevant clinical experience.

To apply to this programme:

You must apply online for this programme. As part of your online application, you need to submit the following:

A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s), if you have already completed your degree

A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained

Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)

One reference letter on headed paper

Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)

Any additional documents required for this programme (see Entry requirements for this programme)

Please check you meet the entry requirements for this programme before you begin your application.

You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process.

You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents, such as your final transcript or your language test.

Key Dates UK/EU

Application Deadline
Start Date
30 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
6 Jan 0020
6 Jan 2020
20 Apr 0020
20 Apr 2020

Tuition & Fees

  • Home/EU: £4,799*

Employees sponsored by NHS: charged per module at 983/20 credits, pro-rata for 10 credit course

What it's like to study online

100% online for complete flexibility
Our part-time online programmes are ideal if you're working full-time or have family commitments.
Connect to campus from anywhere
All you need for our online programmes is a device with internet access.
Gain a global perspective
As an online student, you'll be part of an international community of academics and learners.
Learn from the experts
Our world-class teaching and research staff will help you realise your potential.
Interact with everyone
Community building and collaborative learning is a key focus of our online programmes.
Access a multitude of resources
Study using a range of materials, including recorded lectures, live seminars, videos, interactive quizzes, journal articles and ebooks.

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