MSc in Critical Care

About the programme

This innovative online MSc in Critical Care programme is offered in partnership between the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and The University of Edinburgh. The programme is aimed at doctors, nurses, paramedics and allied health professionals, and enables you to study 100% online at times that suit you.


In the video below, Dr Graham Nimmo, Critical Care programme co-director, describes the programme, and what you will learn


Programme description

Discussion on ward round
The MSc is an exciting online programme that blends an evidence-based exploration of the clinical specialty of Critical Care with Clinical Research and Academic Practice at The University of Edinburgh which is world-renowned for its research, development and innovation.

Programme structure

doctors have conversation in intensive care
The MSc in Critical Care offers you the opportunity to study at an advanced level, in a way that works for you.

Year 3

If you are opting to complete an MSc, you have a choice in your third year.


Intensive Care ward
Assessments provide the opportunity to show how well you have grasped the subject matter. You will produce relevant outputs for assessment that reflect real life scenarios.