Taught course

Health Studies

Institution
University of Birmingham · School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Admission to the programme is on the basis that applicants will have a BSc/BA Honours degree or equivalent. (Evidence of equivalence of your qualification(s) to the UK educational system of awards can be found at www.naric.org.uk). The degree should normally be a first- or upper second-class Honours degree.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is designed to enable you to further develop your knowledge of current health care at the depth and breadth appropriate to Masters level work. The scope and flexibility of the programme will appeal to individuals with a theoretical interest in health-related issues, and is particularly suited to those who are seeking a non-clinical programme of study.

This programme is designed to enable you to further develop your knowledge of current health care at the depth and breadth appropriate to Masters level work. In planning the programme and its delivery, we have sought to create a student-centred, flexible programme that enables you to select modules that meet your individual learning needs, career aspirations and interests.

The scope and flexibility of the programme will appeal to individuals with a theoretical interest in health-related issues, and is particularly suited to those who are seeking a non-clinical programme of study. The programme is open to health care professionals or individuals with an interest in health.

The Health Studies Masters programme offers you:

  • Flexible study which can be organised around your other commitments
  • The support of a personal tutor and dissertation supervisor
  • The chance to tailor the programme to your own individual learning needs
  • A research led environment with opportunities for diverse dissertation projects

On completion of the Health Studies Masters programme you will be able to:

  • Analyse critically a range of health related issues.
  • Evaluate critically approaches and methodologies appropriate for researching theoretical and practical issues relating to practice
  • Take responsibility for your own continuing professional development and demonstrate enhanced skills of self-appraisal, self-assessment and independence in your approach to learning
  • Evaluate critically the dimensions of practice and organisation that characterise contemporary health care
  • Examine critically the nature of multidisciplinary and interprofessional working in health care
  • Formulate a justifiable research design, conduct an investigation and to produce a written report, worthy of academic scrutiny

Learn more
For further information including full details of all modules, application deadlines and how to apply, as well as access to our on-line application form, please visit our website.

Information for international students

If applying from overseas you should bear in mind that the process of obtaining a visa can be a long and complicated one. You will also need to meet our minimum English language requirements. See www.birmingham.ac.uk/international/students

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,240 Contact the School for latest fee information
International students
£17,250 Contact the School for latest fee information

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www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
13-36 months
part time
72 months

PGDip

part time
48 months
full time
10 months

PGCert

full time
6 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
The Student Recruitment Team
Email
pgt-physio@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 414 8327