You will have the opportunity to undertake a programme that brings arts and humanities knowledge and practices to bear upon health and wellbeing in relation to, for example:
- patient empowerment
- self-reflection in health professionals and policymakers
- the impact upon bodily markers of health
You will explore how performing and fine arts, film, literature and other art forms offer creative and intellectually stimulating ways of (re)conceptualising and (re)presenting health, illness and disability, and are especially good at enriching knowledge of individual and community experiences of health and illness while also challenging structural issues in society.
Innovative, experiential and collaborative approaches will encourage ‘hands-on’ learning, acknowledging and encouraging the expression of personal experiences in the co-construction of Health Humanities and Arts knowledge.
Graduates can use this programme’s training and experience to enhance their career in a related profession such as health care, social work, nursing or education.
Increasingly, employers are seeking masters qualifications from applicants for practitioner and management roles and graduates are well positioned for these opportunities.
A wide range of career opportunities and specialities are open to graduates of the MSc Health Humanities & Arts including:
- health policy
- health management
- science and medical journalism
- medical sociology
- medical anthropology
- health advocacy
- art history
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The programme comprises:
- one compulsory course (20 credits)
- a dissertation (80 credits)
- 80 credits from a wide range of options
Under the guidance of the Programme Director and your supervisor, you will have the freedom to design your own programme by selecting available option courses from across the University of Edinburgh.
Your choices will be based on your particular expertise, research interests and career prospects.
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
There are 3 rounds of admission.
- 1 : 27 November
- 2: 26 March
- 3: 11 June
DisciplinesVisual Arts Health Sciences Liberal Arts View 1969 other Masters in Health Sciences in United Kingdom
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- A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent.
- If you do not meet the academic entry requirements, we may still consider your application if you have relevant work experience and submit a Personal Statement demonstrating a high level of motivation, and indicating why you wish to take this particular study route.
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International24000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National11900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11900 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home: £5,950
- International/EU: £12,000
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK’s governments.
The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on:
- your programme
- the duration of your studies
- your tuition fee status
Programmes studied on a part-time intermittent basis are not eligible.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.