Taught course

Health Studies

University of Dundee · School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Both UK and international postgraduate students from a range of disciplines who have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject will be eligible to undertake the programme.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme is designed for allied health professionals and others who wish to develop their expertise within their own area of practice. This is a flexible programme where the focus is on health and social care as it applies to the individual student.

The programme is studied through online distance learning and runs over two semesters and up to three and a half years. Students are required to take four modules; one per semester. The final 18 months of the programme comprises the dissertation which is normally a systematic review.

In order to achieve the MSc, students must undertake a research core module, a professional core such as Leadership (there are several to choose from), and two modules from the postgraduate portfolio. These modules can be taken in any order and will be negotiated with the academic lead or your personal tutor. The final module is a 60 credit dissertation related to the student's own area of practice.

The following pathways are available:

  • MSc Health Studies (Clinical Practice)
  • MSc Health Studies (Leadership, Quality and Governance)
  • MSc Health Studies (Long Term Conditions)
  • MSc Health Studies (Mental Health)
  • MSc Health Studies (Older Person)
  • MSc Health Studies (Physiotherapy)
  • MSc Health Studies (Global Health & Wellbeing)
  • MSc Health Studies (Research)

Information for international students

This programme is delivered through online distance learning and will be relevant regardless of geography and context.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
42 months

Course contact details

Miss Pauline Horton
+44 (0)1382 388534