Admission to the programme is on the basis that applicants will have a BSc/BA Honours degree or equivalent. (Evidence of equivalence of your qualification(s) to the UK educational system of awards can be found at www.naric.org.uk). The degree should normally be a first- or upper second-class Honours degree.
You will also need to submit the following documentation in support of your application:
two academic/employer references in support of your application and professional and practical capabilities;
transcripts of your degrees so far (certified and translated in to English if appropriate).
We accept a range of qualifications
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
by holding an English language qualification to the right level
by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students
English to IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or TOEFL Internet based 88 overall with no less than no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking, 21 in Writing.
This programme is designed to enable you to further develop your knowledge of current health care at the depth and breadth appropriate to Masters level work.
You will take the following three mandatory modules.
Research Methodology in Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation (20 credits)
Advancing Practice through Personal and Professional Development (20 credits)
Research Dissertation – MSc only (60 credits)
In addition, you will choose four option modules to the value of 80 credits (subject to availability and viability).
For this programme, it is also possible to take relevant M Level modules from within the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences . These would form part of the optional modules you are to choose as part of the MSc Health Studies programme. Our optional modules are each worth 20 credits, therefore, if you wish to take modules on offer within the School, these will also need to equate to 20 credits. We advise applicants to discuss this with academic staff either as part of the application process or during interview.
Optional Modules within Nursing and Physiotherapy (no pre-requisites)- please select 80 credits from the following 2 sets of options
Current Issues in Health (20 credits)
Project Management and Research Governance (20 credits)
Work Based Continuous Professional Development (20 credits)
Optional Modules within Nursing and Physiotherapy (there may be pre-requisites you need to fulfil to choose these options)
From Neurons to Society (20 credits)
Specialist Neurological Rehabilitation 1: Cognitive Neuropsychological Basis of Practice (10 credits)
Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy 1
Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy 2
The modules may occasionally be subject to change. For example, as you will appreciate, key members of staff may leave the University and this might necessitate a review of the modules that are offered. Where a module is no longer available, we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.
As the programme is designed around an individual student’s personal, academic and professional development, it is a platform for students to enhance their knowledge and skills with their capacity for applying this new knowledge across new settings. Outcomes are evaluated through academic success and attainment, subsequent graduate development, future career choice and professional enhancement destinies reported when learners have completed their course of study. Typically, students graduating with the MSc Health Studies seek the following opportunities.
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