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Health Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 42 months
University rank #302 (QS) Online
A flexible award in Health Studies from University of Dundee, tailored to your needs with learning focused on practice. For ambitious and enquiring health professionals who want to study further.


This exciting Health Studies programme from University of Dundee offers health professionals working in a range of clinical environments and geographical contexts opportunities to develop personally and professionally.

The programme has been designed to meet the needs of both UK based and international health professionals and can be studied at Certificate, Diploma and Master's level depending on your needs. The programme is invaluable for all health professionals who want to develop excellence and share good practice.

There are two intakes per year, September and January and the programme is delivered on a modular basis over a period of 3 and half years. You will undertake four taught modules that will expand your thinking and expertise in current and clinically focussed topics.  These are followed by a research based dissertation.  

Over the first two years of the programme you will study a module each semester (September and January). You will study one of six professional modules, one of two research modules and two modules from our portfolio. Students can exit after the first year (2 modules) with a Postgraduate Certificate) or at the end of the second year (4 modules) with a Postgraduate Diploma.  

For students completing the MSc, in the final year you will work on the dissertation module with a supervisor.  There are two options: a small research project or an evidence-review. 


The MSc portfolio is designed to support students in achieving their career aspirations beyond their initial roles. While almost all of our students are already in professional roles, students who have completed our masters programmes in the past have gone on into management and other promoted posts as well as specialist roles such as hospital at night and clinical governance leads.

The core requirements of research and professional modules within the programmes ensure that graduates are equipped with a range of key transferable skills that promote excellence, innovation and leadership in practice. Our aim is to help students become the leaders and experts of the future in health and social care, to be adaptable, confident and challenging in their approach, and to become the change agents in their professions.

Programme Structure

How you will be taught

The programme is mainly delivered online using the University of Dundee virtual learning environment, My Dundee. We use approaches such as:
  • online content including video
  • discussion boards and web conferences
  • web based activities and quizzes.

Core Modules:

  • Non-Medical Prescribing
  • Risk and Patient Safety

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 42 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

General Requirements

You'll normally need to have a degree or equivalent and work in a health or social care related area. We operate a flexible Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) system by which students who do not have a degree may be eligible for entry.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17275 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17275 GBP per module and a duration of 42 months.
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