MSc in Critical Care

Programme structure

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

Qualification - what you will graduate with

We have designed the programme as a part-time, fully online MSc with the option of graduating after one, two or three years with a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, or MSc respectively.

This online degree delivers the same quality of learning as comparable campus based programmes.

What you will learn

You will experience detailed coverage of the essentials of the clinical management of critically unwell adults through the compulsory elements of the programme.  Simultaneously, you will develop expertise in accessing, interpreting, and integrating the findings of clinical research into clinical care.

Core subjects

Core clinical subjects will include:

  • recognition and resuscitation of the critically unwell adult
  • daily management of the critical care patient
  • advanced organ support
  • trauma
  • toxicology
  • burns
  • neurological critical care
  • sepsis
Programme structure and assessment
  PG Cert      
Course slot Course Code Course title

Course Status

Credit value
1 CRCA11001 Fundamentals: Rescue and Resuscitation Core 10
2 CRCA11002 Unlocking the literature: Clinical Trials Core 10
3 CRCA11003 Core Clinical Practice in Critical Care Core 10
4 CRCA11004 Trauma, Toxicology and Temperature Core 10
5 CRCA11005 Sepsis and Infection Core 10
6 CRCA11006 Human Factors in Critical Care Core 10
  PG Dip      
Course slot Course code Course title

Course Status

Credit value
1 CRCA11014 Advanced Critical Care Compulsory 10
2   Elective slot Elective 10


Unlocking the literature: Evidence to practice Compulsory 20
5   Elective slot Elective 10
6   Elective slot Elective 10
Course slot Course code Course title

Course Status

Credit value
    Dissertation Compulsory 60

Optional courses

Optional courses currently available for 2021/22
Course code Course title

Course Status

Credit value
CRCA11012 Maternal Critical Care Elective 10
CRCA11010 Neurological Critical Care Elective 10
CRCA11017 Cardiac Critical Care after elective procedures Elective 10
CRCA11018 Emergency Cardiac Critical Care Elective 10
CRCA11021 Core Clinical Practice in Emergency Medicine Elective 10
CRCA11019 Perioperative Critical Care Elective 10
CRCA11020 Transplant Critical Care Elective 10