Health Sciences Open Award, M.Sc.

Health Sciences Open Award, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #361 (QS) ,
The MSc Health Sciences Open Award, offered by Oxford Brookes University, allows you to build a bespoke Master’s degree pathway. You can access a wide range of modules across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, and combine these into an MSc pathway.


The award offers opportunities for work-based learning and for bringing professional expertise and academic knowledge into dialogue. The recognition of the workplace as a forum for learning and development enables you to capitalise upon educational opportunities and to situate your professional practice in a rich context of academic theory. Relevant credits may be gained entirely within the Oxford Brookes modular framework or may include some credit from other recognised institutions.

The Health Sciences Open Award is offered by Oxford Brookes University.

Why choose this course?
  • You will be working with staff at the cutting edge of professional development for health and social care.
  • Oxford Brookes provides access to health care settings with international reputations for excellence and innovation, including the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Oxford Health NHS Foundation NHS Trust.
  • We work closely with major charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support.
  • As a member of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre, we work with partners to provide opportunities for the translation of world leading research into the teaching and delivery of health care.
  • Gain academic credit for projects pursued in the workplace such as quality improvement projects or educational programmes.
  • Resources at your finger-tips include a world-class academic community and access to some invaluable resources, including the Radcliffe Science Library.
Course length
  • Full-time: MSc: 12 months, PGDip: 12 months, PGCert: 6 to 12 months
  • Part-time: depends on the award sought and any credit already attained; maximum of 3 years

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Communication and Supportive Relationships
  • Advanced Health Promotion
  • Advanced History Taking and Assessment
  • Advanced Research Design
  • Advanced Symptom Management
  • Advancing Professional Practice
  • Applied Cancer Biology
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Communicable Diseases and Public Health
  • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber (V150)
  • Creating Frameworks for Learning
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Death and Dying: Global Perspectives
  • Diagnostic Reasoning in Practice
  • Disability: Individual and Global Perspectives
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Health and Social Care
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Finance in Health & Social Care
  • Foundations in Public Health
  • Human Resource Management in Health and Social Care
  • Independent & Supplementary Prescribing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1460 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1460 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1000 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1000 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Oxford

  • 939 - 1530 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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