Taught course

Health Sciences

Institution
Keele University · School of Health and Rehabilitation
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMSc

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Entry requirements

The course is open to a wide range of health professionals, e.g. medical practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, pharmacists and clinical psychologists, and those from other disciplines with an interest in health, e.g. psychologists, social scientists. Applicants should normally have a first or second-class honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in a relevant subject.

Applicants should be aware that some modules which focus on practical clinical skills may require applicants to have completed at least 12 months of relevant professional work experience by 30 June prior to admission and/or be registered with an appropriate professional regulatory body. Professional indemnity insurance may also be required.

For students whose first language is not English, evidence will be required of successful completion of an English Language qualification such as IELTS (minimum 6.5 with at least 6 in each sub-test). All applications are assessed on an individual basis. Applicants should ensure that their personal statements identify why they wish to study this course.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme has been designed to be highly flexible in terms of student choice. There is only one core (compulsory) module of Research Methods in Health, which must be undertaken prior to the dissertation stage. Remaining modules can be chosen from the wide range offered by Schools both within and outside the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The flexible choice of modules allows the student to design a programme of study that matches his or her perceived needs for personal and professional development. Such choice would be facilitated, managed, and approved by the Course Director, to ensure overall coherence of the modules chosen within the programme.

The programme is distinctive in that it is designed to be of interest to a wide range of health professionals and to those from other disciplines with an interest in health or health care delivery. Health professionals require both academic accreditation and flexibility when pursuing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and our postgraduate courses endeavour to fulfil these needs. This flexible course is available on a part-time (up to three years) or a modular route (up to 5 years). Additionally, modules can be taken as independent standalone units of study.

There are four Schools in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences: the School of Allied Health Professions, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the School of Pharmacy. Each of these offers a range of modules at postgraduate (M) level, each of which can potentially form part of a programme of study on this course. In addition, there are a number of modules offered within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Natural Science with a strong relevance to health.BOOK TO VISIT US

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English, evidence will be required of successful completion of an English Language qualification such as IELTS (minimum 6.5 with at least 6 in each sub-test).

Fees and funding

UK students
£3,580

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    flexible
    Up to 60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    Up to 60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    flexible
    Up to 60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Online teaching has been made available due to Covid restrictions but may not be available once restrictions have stopped. Course will be taught on campus when there are no longer Covid restrictions. The MSc programme comprises taught modules to the value of 120 M Level credits and a dissertation of 60 M Level credits, giving a total of 180 credits. Students may choose to finish their studies after completing 60 taught credits (Postgraduate Certificate) or 120 taught credits (Postgraduate Diploma), or they may study any module on a stand-alone basis and obtain the relevant credits. The part-time MSc programme can be completed in two years, however up to three years is permitted. Students who opt for the modular route may take up to five years if they wish. The structure of the course therefore allows flexible learning in accordance with individual student interests and needs. The core module of Research Methods in Health will underpin the knowledge and skills needed to undertake the dissertation. Other modules may be chosen from a wide range available within Schools in the faculty, and within some Schools outside the faculty, thus meeting the needs of individuals to review and evaluate the scientific background of their own specialism and to integrate this into their professional practice. For a Postgraduate Certificate 60 credits must be obtained and for a Postgraduate Diploma 120 credits must be obtained, including the core (compulsory) module of Research Methods. For the MSc a dissertation on a topic related to the course must additionally be completed. Dissertation workshops provide support for students. An appropriate supervisor to support the dissertation process will be allocated from within the Faculty. Candidates can also apply for Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) exemption against option modules, provided they are consistent with the aims of the programme and are approved by the Course Director. Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is also available for some modules.

Course contact details

Name
Allied Health Professions
Email
SAHP@keele.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1782 734191