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Extreme Medicine Msc Post Graduate Cert | PG Dip | MSc

A Masters in adventure

In Partnership with University of Exeter Medical School
New Intake: Sept 2022

Join us on the world’s first – and only – postgraduate course in Extreme Medicine and embark on a degree that could change your life.

It’s fully flexible – take one full-time year or enrol in a part time programme of 2 to 3 years – plus you’ll get the opportunity to build a broad or specialised programme of study.  Stay the distance and emerge with a full Masters or exit with 60 credits for a Post Graduate Certificate or 120 credits with a Diploma.

  • Tailored to your career 
  • Built upon our globally renowned training programmes
  • Fits around shift work
  • Mix of immersive residential modules & distance learning 
  • Complete assignments from anywhere in the world
  • *Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) possible  

Broaden your horizons and equip yourself for limitless adventures with an arsenal of new skills that extend beyond clinical competence.  We’ll empower you with robust training in leadership, communications, teamwork, resilience, humanitarian relief, planning and logistics.

You’ll emerge ready to set your sights on new challenges – and take on the world.

Who’s eligible? 

Eligible graduates include:

  • Medics, Paramedics and Nurses
  • Medical Scientists
  • Allied Healthcare workers
  • Military Medics
  • Midwives
  • Physiotherapists
  • Intercalated Medical Students in Years 4&5

You must also meet the University of Exeter Entry Requirements

What modules can you take? 

This course offers more variety than any other – choose from an ever-expanding range of modules and locations:

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

What career options could open up for you?

This leads to a wealth of new potential career options:

  • Disaster response (either working with NGOs or on government contracts)
  • Expedition and wilderness medicine
  • Expedition ship medic
  • Medical cover for security operations
  • Film location support
  • Remote research or logistics

Read what a current student has to say about their experience of achieving an Extreme Medicine Masters.  

A head start for WEM Alumni 

Make quick progress by carrying over credits from previous WEM courses.

Any courses attended within the previous four years will count as “credits earned”.

What does this mean for me?

  • Have the cost of your previous WEM courses refunded as a bursary against your course
  • Then take the assessment part of these modules only – no need to repeat the training
  • And fly through on the fast track to completing your Postgraduate qualification in Extreme Medicine

Take the first step on a Postgrad experience which could transform your future.

Now open for September 2022 intake

*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.