MSc Expedition and Wilderness Medicine (Online Delivery)

Diploma MSc is a collaborative partner of the University of South Wales and on successful completion of this course, you will receive an Expedition and Wilderness Medicine MSc.

The one year MSc in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine is available to those who have successfully completed the Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits). This can be from Diploma MSc, the University of South Wales or from another UK university (having completed similar modules).

For those who have not completed the Postgraduate Diploma, you can apply for the Expedition and Wilderness Medicine MSc as a two-year course, consisting of eight modules (180 credits) with the first 120 credits deriving from the Postgraduate Diploma.

The Expedition and Wilderness Medicine MSc course starts with an initial 10-week online module that will develop skills in critical appraisal and knowledge of research methodologies. Students then complete the professional project module, which consists of a 1,500 word proposal and 10,500 word professional project (dissertation).

Study Mode
2023
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 2 Years March Online 8
Part-time 2 Years September Online 8
Study Mode
2024
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 2 Years March Online 8
Part-time 2 Years September Online 8

Module 1 - Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal

To prepare students for the professional project by developing their skills in selecting, appraising, discriminating, using and applying methods used in healthcare research.

Module Content

  • Quantitative Studies
  • Statistical Analysis Interpretation
  • Interpreting the Evidence
  • Meta-analysis and Systematic Reviews
  • Qualitative Studies
  • Evidence Appraisal: Interpreting, Weighing and Synthesizing the Evidence
  • Clinical Audit, Governance and Quality Improvement, Health Economics
  • Preparing a Research Proposal: Research Committees, Consent, Ethics, Probity and Literature Review

Module 2 - Professional Project

The module will depend on the creation of a piece of work based upon a specific Expedition and Wilderness Medicine related project relevant to the person's practice.

This project may comprise:

  • Systematic Literature review and appraisal of the evidence.
  • Audit of practice including organisational or clinical.
  • Review and implementation of evidence-based practice.
  • Qualitative or quantitative research (formal research involving human subjects is not anticipated).
  • Case(s)-based and quality of service review with critical appraisal.
  • Case report, review of literature and organisational assessment.

Teaching

Module 1 - Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal

The module runs over a 12 week period and is designed to develop skills in critical appraisal and knowledge of research methodologies used in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine.

The module consists of mandatory formative assessment activities to support your learning and development prior to the professional project module.


Module 2 - Professional Project

You will be required to produce a piece of work based upon a clinically-related project that is relevant to your practice.

Once you have selected a specific project, you will submit a project summary/proposal of approximately 1,500 words. Following the approval of your proposal, you will then complete a 10,500 word professional project.

To produce the professional project you will continue to study online.

Much of the work is self-directed, however, you will receive guidance from your tutor throughout the module.

 

Since our courses are conducted entirely online, they are accessible to both UK and international registered healthcare professionals.
Applicants will typically hold a first degree or equivalent (including international qualifications) in a relevant professional healthcare field, such as a medical or nursing degree. Registered healthcare professionals without these recognised qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account.
In some cases, applicants may be asked to submit a piece of work for assessment in order to confirm that they are able to work comfortably at postgraduate level, and demonstrate the requisite clinical and professional knowledge.

Documents Required


• A copy of your updated CV including your address and date of birth.
• A copy of your undergraduate degree certificate.
• The name and email address of someone who is able to provide a reference, this can be a work colleague, employer or former tutor.
• A detailed personal statement explaining why you would like to undertake the course.
• A copy of your proof of English competency (see below).

 

International Entry Requirements

Proficiency in the English Language is also essential to completing our courses. If English is NOT your first language, we ask for proof of competency during the application process. We are able to accept an IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 for each band) or an equivalent qualification.

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2022 - July 2023 Fees


  • Part-time UK: TBC

August 2023 - July 2024 Fees


  • Part-time UK: TBC

August 2024 - July 2025 Fees

Student Perks

At the University of South Wales, you’re investing in so much more than a degree. We strive to provide our students with the best possible experience, no matter what you chose to study. Whether it’s access to top of the range mac books and PCs, state-of-the-art facilities packed with industry-leading equipment and software, masterclasses and events led by industry experts, or a wide range of clubs and societies to meet likeminded people, better tomorrows start with extra perks.

Each course also has their own unique student benefits to prepare you for the real word, and details of these can be found on our course pages. From global field trips, integrated work experience and free course-related resources, to funded initiatives, projects working with real employers, and opportunities for extra qualifications and accreditations - at USW your future, is future-proofed.

Click here to learn more about student perks at USW.

Additional Costs

As a student of USW, you’ll have access to lots of free resources to support your study and learning, such as textbooks, publications, online journals, laptops, and plenty of remote-access resources. Whilst in most cases these resources are more than sufficient in supporting you with completing your course, additional costs, both obligatory and optional, may be required or requested for the likes of travel, memberships, experience days, stationery, printing, or equipment.

Funding

Funding to help pay for (or cover) course tuition fees and living costs

Whilst you’re studying, you’ll have two main financial obligations – tuition fees and living costs. There’s lots of financial help available from the University of South Wales and external funding sources, that may provide loans (which have to be paid back) and grants, scholarships and bursaries (that don't).

To learn about course fees, funding options, and to see if you are eligible for financial support, visit our Fees and Funding pages.

This course is run in partnership with Diploma MSC who have over 10 years` experience in delivering award-winning, online, Postgraduate Diploma, MSc and MBA distance education courses.

Click here to apply to study this course via Diploma MSC.