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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary


This MSc Health Studies offers health and social care professionals the opportunity to build upon their knowledge and develop the skills and expertise requirements of senior health and social care professionals and strategic leaders.

The programme consists of core and option study modules set within a framework of inter-related themes including:

  • contemporary issues
  • role enhancement
  • evidence-based practice

Modules reflect relevant contemporary issues for healthcare professionals and are mapped against the core and specific dimensions of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework. These are equally applicable to many professional and organisational groups.

You will also have the opportunity to select areas of particular interest that are meaningful and relevant within your own organisation/work setting.


Our assessment methodology is influenced by the learning outcomes to be tested and employs a range of methods including:

  • essays
  • reports
  • strategic planning proposals
  • critical incident analysis
  • projects
  • research proposal
  • dissertation

Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Different course options

Study mode



3 years

Start date



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Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Our course is aimed at health professional graduates or those with substantial professional experience at a senior level. Applications are welcome from a wide range of backgrounds such as: nursing; midwifery; health improvement; ambulance service; social work; allied health professionals e.g. dieticians; occupational therapists; podiatrists; third sector professionals. You will normally have a first degree or demonstrate relevant senior management experience in a health-related area.