Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Critical Care (Intercalated) BSc (Hons) Urgent and Emergency Care
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 1 year 5 years
Course type Full-time Part-time
Placement - -
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Nursing and Midwifery School of Nursing and Midwifery
Entry requirements

Given the nature of the placement element in a critical care environment, and the point of academic entry into the programme, we ‘normally’ only consider medical students who have successfully completed (or anticipate successful completion) the fourth year of their primary medical degree.

All applicants will be required to provide written permission to intercalate from their medical school and evidence (via transcript) confirming completion of relevant clinical skills and research, to the level normally expected of a fourth year undergraduate medical student. We appreciate some of this evidence may not be available when a student initially applies; however, it will be required to secure a provisional offer if successful through the recruitment process.

If you want to find out more about the opportunity to pursue an Intercalated BSc (Hons) in Critical Care with Plymouth University, please email the Professional Development Unit at

To be eligible for the programme you must be:

  • on a professional register (i.e. NMC, HCPC) and:
  • working in practice in an area that reflects the continuum of provision for critical care to achieve the programme learning outcomes and:
  • in possession of previous study at level 5 (Diploma of Higher Education) or a foundation degree.
You will be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit. Please contact the Professional Development Unit or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.