Institute of Health

Emergency Practitioner

MSc Part-time 3 years

The MSc Emergency Practitioner is an innovative and exciting course that aims to develop the professional and clinical knowledge and skills important to the Emergency practitioner.

The MSc Emergency Practitioner is an innovative and exciting course that aims to develop the professional and clinical knowledge and skills important to the Emergency practitioner.

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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022, 17 January 2022
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

The MSc Emergency Practitioner is an innovative and exciting course that aims to develop the professional and clinical knowledge and skills important to the Emergency practitioner. The course will support you in developing your ability to find and critically evaluate the evidence base for interventions in practice and identify the implications for your practice. It is designed to enable and empower you to safely and effectively fulfil this dynamic role in practice, facilitating the links between specialist theory and practice and enhancing your critical thinking and decision-making skills.

What happens on the course?

Year 1 PG Certificate Emergency Practitioner will comprise the specialist content of the programme related to emergency practitioner care. The course will develop your applied knowledge and understanding of a range of topics relevant to minor illness and minor injuries theory and practice. You will demonstrate your ability to provide safe practice through the achievement of practice-related outcomes and from your ability to articulate the rationale for actions in the clinical setting. You will undertake two theory modules (20 credits each) alongside two practice modules (10 credits each).

Year 2 PG Diploma Emergency Practitioner will allow you to build upon your studies in emergency practitioner care and further develop your clinical role in relation to research and workforce development areas. You will select either the Prescribing Studies or option modules reflecting your interest and emergency practitioner setting. The course continues to offer you opportunities for inter-professional learning with a mix of healthcare professionals undertaking the programme. Year 2 comprises of a total of 60 credits (3 modules).

Year 3 Dissertation will enable you to evaluate critically, current research and advanced scholarship in healthcare practice and to develop understanding and new skills to a higher level. You will undertake a research dissertation/project from a choice of 3 options:

1. Primary Research

2. Secondary Research (Integrative Review)

3. Evidence-Based Practice Project

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

This course is suitable for experienced staff from a variety of unscheduled care settings including first contact and urgent care centres, minor injury units, primary care, pre-hospital care, out-of-hours services, and emergency departments. On completion of this course you will reflect a knowledgeable and enterprising approach to emergency healthcare and adopt a critical, analytical and imaginative approach to your developing practice.

Emergency Practitioner skills are highly sought after by employers across a variety of healthcare settings. Whether you intend to remain in a largely clinical role or plan a broader, more managerial role in healthcare this course will enable you to showcase your personal and professional development as a practitioner and leader of healthcare services.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • Courses/modules led by experts in their field
  • Practice focus
  • Flexible learning
  • Access to online resources
  • State-of-the-art facilities

During the Master’s Degree course you will demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in healthcare practice. At every stage of the MSc Emergency Practitioner you will be encouraged to personalise your learning and apply theory to practice.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Part-time £2550 per year 2020-21
Home Part-time £2600 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £2665 per year 2022-23

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

  • You must be a qualified nurse or paramedic or other allied health professional with appropriate current professional registration with a statutory regulator, such as the NMC, HCPC or GPhC.
  • You must have a minimum of 24 months post-registration experience, and be working in a primary care, emergency care, urgent care, unscheduled care, first contact or pre-hospital care setting./li>
  • If you have trained as a nurse or other healthcare registrant overseas or are an international applicant you must provide evidence of achieving Academic IELTS with an overall band score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element or equivalent, plus current registrant status to practice in the UK.
  • An existing undergraduate degree or postgraduate certificate (or above), or alternatively certificated evidence of recent study at Level 6 or above (within the last 3 years) to ensure ability to study at Masters level.
  • You may submit a claim for up to 50% APL against the Grad Cert award (your Course Leader will advise you).
  • If seeking financial / practice support from an employer you must have agreed this in advance of the application.



Postgraduate Loan (Home Fee Status):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,570 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at Masters Loans

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught on-site postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.

Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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