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Healthcare Sciences (MSc/PgDip)

1 year (+ dissertation) (full-time) / 2 years (+ dissertation) (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)

Please note that the next intake has not been confirmed. Please contact Hazel Smith, if you are interested in this course.

Graduation 2011

Course Aims

The Healthcare Sciences programme aims to develop advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills relevant to healthcare. Students will develop the advanced skills necessary to evaluate practice, initiate change and lead in the development of health professions.

Special Features

The distinctive features of the Programme include:

Course Description

Students need to complete both compulsory and optional modules to a total of 180 M-level credits for the MSc in Healthcare Sciences. Students complete modules totalling 120 M-level credits to be eligible for the exit award of Postgraduate Diploma. Students who proceed to successful completion of a research project and subsequent dissertation will be eligible for a Master of Science degree.

Full-time students undertake all taught modules during one academic year while part-time students undertake taught modules over two years. Each module is assessed individually via prepared work rather than unseen examination papers.

Students who then proceed to successful completion of a research project and subsequent dissertation will be eligible for the award of a Master of Science degree. Full time students have to submit their dissertation within 18 months of registering on the programme; part time students have to submit within 4 years of registering on the programme.

Course Structure

The programme is modular, with contact days arranged in blocks of 2-3 days spread over the academic year. The compulsory Research Methods module is also available as a distance learning option. 

Details of available modules will be published when available.

Skills Acquired

At the end of the programme, the student should be able to:

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for branches of allied health professions - for example, podiatrists and speech therapists. The first degree will be assessed on an individual basis. A degree or diploma in the relevant profession is required.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass IELTS exams, for which the minimum requirement is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Tuition Fees 2016/17

Fees quoted are for the academic session 2016/17. For programmes lasting more than one year, tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to an increase of no more than 4.5% per year.

  UK & EU International
Full-time £6,000 £18,250
Part-time* £3,000 £9,125
Deposit n/a Includes a £1,000 deposit. More information about our deposit policy.
Notes * Fees payable in years 1 and 2 only. Year 2 is subject to an inflationary increase of no more than 4.5% p.a.

Next intake: Contact School for details

School Contact

Name: Mrs Hazel Smith  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2068 7538 (Healthcare Sciences Admissions) 



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Important legal information

The programme information currently being published in Course Finder is under review and may be subject to change. The final programme information is due to be published on 2 March 2016 and will be the definitive programme outline which the University intends to offer. Applicants are advised to check the definitive programme information after the update, to ensure that the programme meets their needs.