Taught course

Health and Wellbeing

Ulster University · School of Nursing

Entry requirements

Applicants must have gained:

(i) an Honours or non-Honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or

(ii) an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification;


In addition, applicants should normally

• be working in the field of health and social care

• and, additionally, for admittance to a clinical pathway hold a registered/licensed Nursing or other Health and Social Care professional qualification


(b) provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent).

or as an alternative to (a) (i) or (a) (ii) and/or (b):

(c) In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route.

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their competency in written and spoken English through the achievement of an IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band score (in the four bands of listening, speaking, reading and writing) below 5.5.

Months of entry


Course content

For those in health and social care professions, this course covers a range of healthcare issues allowing for careers in health and social care, education, leisure and
health promotion and management.

Providing you with the skills and knowledge to function at an advanced level within your area of expertise. There is an emphasis on the application of knowledge to practise and the development of leadership skills.

You will build knowledge and skills in the core areas of health and wellbeing: challenges, and controversies, advanced research methods alongside critical application of advanced compassionate communication in health and social care. You can choose to study either ethics and professional decision making or transforming practice through person-centred collective leadership.

Alternatively, you may choose to gain enhanced knowledge in, diabetes care, stroke care or forensic healthcare.

To proceed to a Masters, you must complete a dissertation project.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    9-12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Lisa King