International Diploma / MSc in Extreme Medicine

Become a WEM Master

In partnership with University of Exeter Medical School 

Modular structure | Full & Part-Time | Intercalated Option  

Post Graduate Cert | PG Dip | PG MSc 

Next Intake: September 2022

Join the world’s first and only International Diploma / MSc in Extreme Medicine – the most adventurous degree in the universe! 

  • Fast Track available for WEM graduates 
  • Tailored to your career 
  • Fits around locum shifts 
  • Mix of Residential & Distance Learning  

Equip yourself with an arsenal of new skills that extend beyond clinical competence into areas such as leadership, communications, teamwork, resilience, humanitarian relief, planning and logistics. 

Read what a current student has to say about their experience becoming a WEM Master.  

Who’s eligible? 

Graduates are from a wide variety of backgrounds including:  

  • Paramedics 
  • Medics 
  • Nurses 
  • Medical Scientists 
  • Allied Healthcare 
  • Military Medics 
  • Midwives 
  • Physiotherapists 
  • Intercalated Medical Students in years 4 & 5 

You should also meet the University of Exeter Entry Requirements

What extreme modules can you take? 

Choose from a mix of ever-expanding extreme medicine modules. No other course of its type offers such choice of overseas modules. 

  • Expedition & Wilderness Medicine (Corfe) 
  • Alpine Medicine (Slovenia) 
  • Mountain Medicine (Nepal) 
  • Jungle Medicine (Costa Rica) 
  • Polar Medicine (Norway) 
  • Desert Medicine (Oman) 
  • Trauma Medicine 
  • Dive Medicine (NEEMO Aquarius Reef Base, Florida) 
  • Ocean Medicine (Plymouth) 
  • Human Factors (Dartmoor) 

What career options could open up for you?

Potential roles may include: 

  • Disaster response, working with NGO’s or government contracts 
  • Medical cover for security operations 
  • Expedition and wilderness medicine 
  • Expedition ship medic 
  • Film location support 
  • Remote research or logistics  

NEW! WEM graduate fast-track 

You can now fast-track by carrying over credits from a previous WEM course! 

If you attended one of our WEM courses within the last 4 years, you can now use those as ‘credits earned’. 

What does this mean for you? 
  • Be refunded the bursary of the course against the tuition fee* 
  • Take the assessment part of the module ONLY – you don’t need to retake the full course module  
  • AND be on the fast-track to your Extreme Medicine Diploma / Masters 

Ready for an MSc experience that could change your life? 


(Includes info on entry requirements, course structure, content delivery, fee’s, and financing)

*This bursary in ONLY valid for new applications. The bursary refund will only be offered to those who present the correct credentials and can be verified by WEM for attending and completing the correct course within the last 4 years. Academic enrolment will be confirmed by the University of Exeter, WEM will confirm and verify course details, and a bursary refund of the previous course cost (less a £50 administration fee), will be provided to you once you commence your Diploma / MSc in Extreme Medicine  

Please note: One or more courses can be deducted from the tuition fee providing the qualifying criteria is met.