Taught course

Health Sciences Open Award

Institution
Oxford Brookes University · Department of Applied Health and Professional Development
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Entry normally requires a UK/EU first degree or equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution. Subject to approval by Oxford Brookes University, equivalent professional or other qualifications applicable to health and social care can be considered under some circumstances, particularly if you are registered as a health or social care professional.

Evidence of recent study (within the last 5 years) at degree or equivalent level is highly desirable. Students who do not hold a first UK/EU degree or equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution (taken within the last 5 years) OR students who have not studied at degree or equivalent level within the last 5 years will be required to write and submit an assignment which will be taken into account as part of their application.

Six months' experience as a student, employee or volunteer within the health / social care sector (European or International; public, private or voluntary) will normally be required.

When designing your programme, the credit for learning at other recognised institutions or prior experiential learning cannot exceed two-thirds of the total credits required for the award, as one-third must be from Oxford Brookes University.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc Health Sciences Open Award allows you to build a bespoke Master’s degree pathway. You can access a wide range of modules across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, and combine these into an MSc pathway.

The award offers opportunities for work-based learning and for bringing professional expertise and academic knowledge into dialogue. The recognition of the workplace as a forum for learning and development enables you to capitalise upon educational opportunities and to situate your professional practice in a rich context of academic theory.

Relevant credits may be gained entirely within the Oxford Brookes modular framework or may include some credit from other recognised institutions.

Information for international students

Preparation courses for International and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you to meet the entry requirements for this course and also familiarise you with university life. You may also be able to apply for one student visa to cover both courses.

Take our Pre-Master's course to help you to meet both the English language and academic entry requirements for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we have pre-sessional English language courses available to help you to meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s.

If you are studying outside the UK, for more details about your specific country entry requirements, translated information, local contacts and programmes within your country, please have a look at our country pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    distance learning
    12 months
      full time
      12 months
        part time
        36 months
        • PGDip
          distance learning
          24 months
            part time
            36 months
              full time
              12 months
              • PGCert
                distance learning
                24 months
                  full time
                  6-12 months
                    part time
                    36 months

                    Course contact details

                    Name
                    Programme Administrator
                    Email
                    healthsciences@brookes.ac.uk
                    Phone
                    +44 (0)1865 482978