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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Health Promotion

Course type


Course Summary

On this programme you’ll critically evaluate contemporary thinking and its impact upon sexual health knowledge and practice. Compulsory modules explore and evaluate the specific knowledge and skills required for the study of sexual health studies at master’s level, evaluating underpinning philosophies and relationships which influence evidence-based practice, within sexual health and covering critical thinking, moral reasoning, professionalism and skills development. Optional modules are available providing you with choice and flexibility to meet individual practice and professional needs. The clinical modules on this course have been specifically designed to enable first level NMC Registered Practitioners to prepare to be able to undertake further professional qualifications including the Nurse Diploma from the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health (NDFSRH) and the British Association for Sexual Health & HIV STIF Competencies.

Depending on choice of optional modules, assessment will include essays, critical reflective account, written reports, project work, presentation of research proposal, oral presentations, clinical competency documentation, case studies, development of teaching materials, summary of recommendations for clinical practice, and a dissertation of 15,000 words.


At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities to enable you to gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and UCLan’s Careers Service can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Different course options

Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

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Students are required to complete a total of 180 credits (c.) at level 7.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Student need a recognised British Honours degree in a health-related subject or equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas Higher Education Institution. This must have been achieved within the last 10 years, with a minimum lower second classification or above; Demonstrate evidence of successful academic study at a minimum of Level 6 or equivalent, normally within the last 3 years; Be able to provide two satisfactory references (one must be academic and a further personal reference from your employing organisation or equivalent); A DBS will be required for students who undertake modules with clinical placement requirements.

University information

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire their students, the University provides a high-quality experience. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 3.7% of universities in the world, while 16...more

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