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Health Sciences

Wrexham Glyndwr University · School of Health, Social Care, Sport and Exercise Sciences

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Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the Masters Framework in Health Sciences are drawn up in accordance with the University’s regulations.

A candidate must satisfy one, or combination, of the following conditions:

a) An initial honours degree of Wrexham Glyndŵr University or another approved degree awarding body.
b) Equivalent overseas qualifications deemed satisfactory by the programme team
c) A non-graduate qualification which the University deems to be of satisfactory standard for the purpose of post-graduate admission.
d) Have relevant work experience at a senior level that is deemed to compensate the lack of formal qualifications and have held a position of management responsibility within the or health or social care sectors for a minimum of three years within the previous five years (this normally applies to part time home students only)

In a case where there is lack of clarity or need to gain deeper insight into a candidate’s suitability for the programme of study an informal interview with the candidate may be held, which may be undertaken via Skype or other distance communication technology.

This will allow the candidate an opportunity to provide evidence to the satisfaction of the interview panel of his/her ability to complete academic work of the required standard in the subject area and to complete successfully the scheme of study proposed.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Masters' in Health Sciences is a flexible programme that provides a range of study routes, enabling the development of specialist knowledge and meeting the vocational aims of practitioners with clinical and health-related disciplines.

It is distinctive in that it provides a balance of generality and specificity of content to cater for a wide range of student educational needs. It has global perspective and seeks to encourage inter-professional practice by being open to members of different health and allied health professionals within an academic community.

Both generic and named routes on the programme are designed to enhance your employability through the in depth development of contemporary health knowledge and related transferable skills (and in turn to better meet the heath and healthcare needs of the populations the serve).

For students of a relevant pathway who meet the specific optional module entry requirements, there is also the opportunity to achieve learning that meets professional requirements for independent or supplementary prescribing, mentorship or practice teaching.

Key course features

  • Provides a range of study routes, enabling the development of specialist knowledge and meeting the vocational aims of practitioners within clinical and health related disciplines.
  • Students will develop a systematic knowledge and critical understanding of healthcare from a global perspective.
  • Learn transferable skills necessary to be able to make decisions that require the exercise of personal autonomy, including initiative, problem solving, leadership and reflexive capacity in complex and or unpredictable situations.
  • Evidence a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, some of which are at, or informed by, the forefront of the academic disciplines of healthcare sciences.
  • Comprehensively discuss and provide critical comments on research evidence and scholarship within areas of health and healthcare sciences

What will you study

There are three core modules for all of the MSc Health Sciences routes (as well as route specific modules and a wide range of optional modules).

The three core modules are:


The module aims to enable critical examination of the ‘self’ and professional practice, through the development of a professional biography.


The research methods module aims to introduce students to critically evaluate research methods through the development of understanding of the philosophical, practical and ethical concepts of research and research methodology.


The module aims to enhance students’ critical awareness of contemporary professional issues and their insight into the cultural, political and professional dimensions of leadership within health and social care organisations.

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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