Taught course

Rural Health (Shrewsbury)

University of Chester · Institute of Medicine

Entry requirements

Applications are invited from those with related undergraduate degrees or equivalent background experience; doctors; and allied health professionals.

Months of entry


Course content

This interdisciplinary course of study will engage with doctors and health professionals working in rural areas. It will address the unique challenges in delivering a high-quality health service to people living in rural communities.

Why study this course with us?

Our course will respond to doctors and health professional colleagues seeking to develop their understanding of, and find solutions to, the specific challenges of serving a rural population. The course engages with the substantial and unique experience of delivering healthcare in rural areas, and will relate to the specific identities of each student’s practice, facilitating a bespoke course of study.

Although this is an advanced course in rural health and medicine, it equally facilitates a bespoke approach to learning, allowing for practitioners to critically consider their own practice. This course will also be multi- and interdisciplinary, reflecting the primary care services provided by a range of healthcare professionals. Importantly, it will be respectful of the unique attributes of each profession, and the need for all students to be valued.

Critical to the delivery of the course is University Centre Shrewsbury, situated in one of the most rural counties in England. We have a determination to address the very significant rural health concerns evident in Shropshire and beyond.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Chester Medical School