Please note: Only professionals registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) in the UK may be admitted onto this course.
This course aims to extend your scientific and professional knowledge in order to provide the skills needed to synthesise literature and research findings applicable to your own discipline.
This MSc programme has been developed in collaboration with professional health and social care organisations in the UK. The programme has been designed for health professionals who wish to study at an advanced level to increase their knowledge, skills and attributes so that they can contribute to modern day health and social care challenges. The modernisation of the NHS and the extended role of the professional requires the professional to be a flexible, competent professional practitioner who is able to use complex decision making skills and has a wide knowledge base.
The programme has been developed to enhance the professional knowledge of physiological and pathophysiological processes which, together with social and psychological phenomena, underlie health and disease.
To develop autonomous postgraduates with advanced professional knowledge and skills, who will have a vital role in the new NHS and other organisations both in the UK and internationally.
Core modules include:
If you wish to achieve your MSc you will need to complete successfully your research dissertation.
Intended programme outcomes
The programme draws upon relevant contemporary policy and academic research, applied to the UK and internationally.
The programme outcomes are a statement of what graduates should know and be able to do on completion of the programme.
This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities provided.
The Programme provides opportunities for students to develop:
Overall, the intended outcomes are summatively assessed through assignments, in the form of essays, reports, research proposal and paper, and individual and group presentations. There are no examinations. The individual modules have varying degrees of formative assessment.
The choice of teaching methods used on the course has been influenced by the basic principle of adult learning, which is most effective if it is linked with the students' existing experiences and demands their participation in the learning process. A variety of methods might be employed in any single teaching and learning process; it is thus intended that individual student learning styles will be accommodated.
The professional and life experiences which students bring provide a valued and valuable resource for learning; methods used will seek to capitalise on this rich resource and encourage learner participation.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Funded opportunites may be available for some students to enter this programme. Please contact the School for further information.