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Design for Healthcare MSc

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Full time | Dundee City Campus | 1 year | SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Design (Non-Industrial)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course brings together people from a range of backgrounds (healthcare professionals, designers, business people, charity professionals etc.) who are passionate about improving health and wellbeing and who can bring their experiences and skills, and work with other people, to generate creative response to problems in this field.

You will benefit from the cross-disciplinary expertise of the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, the School of Medicine and the School of Health Sciences. The V&A Dundee’s Design for Business team also contribute to the design modules. The course will support you in the development of your skillsets through collaboration with people from different backgrounds and working with experts in their fields.

The course will introduce and explore key issues and concepts related to both healthcare and design to give you a foundation for consequent modules which allow you to apply the skills that you have learnt. You will also, at various stages, be immersed in healthcare settings to develop deep insights into these settings, identify the challenges and needs of the healthcare sector and develop responses to these challenges. These may range from products, spaces, services, or systems.

We have access to multiple healthcare settings, both locally and further afield, including Ninewells Hospital which is internationally renowned, allowing you to immerse and learn in real-world setting. We also have excellent facilities to support you to design and make physical or digital prototypes.

A range of potential job opportunities are available for graduates of this course, in both the private and public sectors. Some examples of potential opportunities include:

  • Graduates from this programme could progress into roles in policy in NHS or equivalent, Scottish / UK / Overseas governments, or other governmental policy roles.
  • Health industries or design companies which aim to improve people's lives through innovation in healthcare design.
  • Collaborative private/ healthcare ventures focussing on design of new technologies and innovative systems.
  • Roles within healthcare settings (hospitals, care centres etc.) to apply learning from the programme.

It is anticipated that some students will progress to doctoral study to extend their research in the field.

Modules

This module aims to accelerate students’ learning around Design Thinking, co-designing and innovation, enabling them to fast-track a shared studio community that will build a common platform for understanding their journey through the remainder of their programme.
Immersive Research Project (20 Credits) - Core
Health, Care & Wellbeing Contexts (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A first or upper second class honours degree (or an equivalent qualification) in a design, healthcare, clinical, social work, business, or related discipline. Applicants with other qualifications or relevant experience will also be considered.