Taught course

Sexual Health Studies

University of Central Lancashire · School of Community Health and Midwifery

Entry requirements

A recognised British Honours degree in a health related subject or equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas Higher Education Institution. This must have been achieved within the last 10 years, with a minimum lower second classification or above.

Demonstrate evidence of successful academic study at a minimum of Level 6 or equivalent, normally within the last 3 years.

Be able to provide two satisfactory references (one must be academic and a further personal reference from your employing organisation or equivalent.
You must demonstrate written English language ability.

Health Care Practitioner applicants that wish to undertake the option clinical practice modules on this programme must be qualified Nurses, Midwives and Specialist Community Public Health Nurses registered with the NMC in the UK. There must also be no restrictions on professional practice.

A DBS will be required for students who undertake modules with clinical placement requirements.

For overseas students you must demonstrate evidence of International English Language Testing (IELTS) - minimum 7.0 achieved within the last 2 years on each element of the test and not just the overall average.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

On this programme you’ll critically evaluate contemporary thinking and its impact upon sexual health knowledge and practice. Compulsory modules explore and evaluate the specific knowledge and skills required for the study of sexual health studies at Master’s level, evaluating underpinning philosophies and relationships which influence evidence-based practice, within sexual health and covering critical thinking, moral reasoning, professionalism and skills development. Optional modules are available providing you with choice and flexibility to meet individual practice and professional needs. The clinical modules on this course have been specifically designed to enable first level NMC Registered Practitioners to prepare to be able to undertake further professional qualifications including the Nurse Diploma from the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health (NDFSRH) and the British Association for Sexual Health & HIV STIF Competencies.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Post-registration Recruitment
+44 (0)1772 893836