Taught course

Health Studies

University of the West of Scotland · School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

Our course is aimed at health professional graduates or those with substantial professional experience at a senior level.

Applications are welcome from a wide range of backgrounds such as:

  • nursing
  • midwifery
  • health improvement
  • ambulance service
  • social work
  • allied health professionals e.g. dieticians
  • occupational therapists
  • podiatrists
  • third sector professionals

You will normally have an Ordinary bachelor's degree or demonstrate relevant senior management experience in a health-related area.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

This MSc Health Studies offers health and social care professionals the opportunity to build upon their knowledge and develop the skills and expertise requirements of senior health and social care professionals and strategic leaders.

The programme consists of core and option study modules set within a framework of inter-related themes including:

  • contemporary issues
  • role enhancement
  • evidence-based practice

Modules reflect relevant contemporary issues for healthcare professionals and are mapped against the core and specific dimensions of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework. These are equally applicable to many professional and organisational groups.

You will also have the opportunity to select areas of particular interest that are meaningful and relevant within your own organisation/work setting.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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