Healthcare is changing to meet the needs of the client, placing an emphasis on the integration of health and social services. The Health Studies programme is delivered by University of the West of Scotland.
You will build upon existing professional expertise and knowledge to continue to grow academically and professionally, developing the strategic thinking requirements of a senior health professional.
This programme is also offered on a part-time basis.
UWS graduates will enjoy enhanced employability prospects within a variety of health-related work areas, such as health promotion and public health; health, nursing and midwifery; and management in the health and education sector.
Graduates have secured promotion in areas such as nurse consultant and specialist nurse posts.
Some students have changed career pathways and taken up posts in education and management and developed lead roles within their organisation such as social work and practice development.
Students will also have the opportunity for further study, should they so choose.
Core modules include:
Option modules include:
Research and Enquiry Dissertation – normally one year to complete.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
For UK/EU applicants there is no formal closing date for most courses.
Due to visa processing times non-EU applicants must apply for courses starting in September by the beginning of August.
1 year full-time, part-time
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The programme is aimed at health professional graduates or those with substantial professional experience at a senior level.
Applications are welcome from a wide range of backgrounds such as nursing, midwifery, health improvement, ambulance service, social work and allied health professionals e.g. dieticians, occupational therapists, podiatrists etc.
You will normally have a first degree or demonstrate relevant senior management experience in a health-related area.NB: Applicants must have the English language and literary skills as per university guidelines or Nursing and Midwifery guidelines (IELTS score of 7 or above) for work-based modules.
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