MSc Emergency Medical Science (Immediate Care)

University College Dublin

Course Overview

This modular MSc is open to doctors, nurse and advanced paramedics with experience of working in the pre-hospital care environment.

All participants will build on and contribute their existing clinical expertise and experience to the development of an effective inter-professional approach to patient care.
This course is aimed at healthcare professionals whose role may involve pre-hospital emergency care; general practitioners and nurses, advanced paramedics, and other doctors and nurses who may work in this environment. Paramedics with a relevant primary degree may apply and will be considered on a case by case basis.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

2 Years Full-time

When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?


Placement options

Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 12,800

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits

  • Develops knowledge and skills in Immediate Care with an emphasis on the assessment, diagnosis and management of both trauma and medical emergencies in adult and paediatric patients.
  • Explore the evidence base for current care strategies, a range of models of care and key professional influences on delivery of care.
  • Critical appraisal and familiarity with common research methods.
  • Delivered over two years, this course uses a variety of learning strategies in recognition of the time constraints associated with full-time clinical practice.
  • Management principles of major incidents, mass gatherings, sports related care and special circumstances.
  • The full range of drug treatments and other therapies currently used in pre-hospital emergency care.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

In order to be eligible to compete for any course, you must obtain a minimum of Grade H5 in two subjects and a minimum of Grade O6/H7 in the remaining four subjects. For all courses Irish and English are required.

English Requirements

• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.

  1. A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
  2. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.

• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing center closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.

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