Health Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #501 (WUR) , | Online
The MSc Health studies degree programme at University of the West of Scotland is aimed at health and social care professional graduates or those with substantial professional experience, and offers healthcare professionals the opportunity to build upon their knowledge, skills and expertise relevant to health studies.


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.

Career prospects

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.

Programme Structure

Core modules include:

Postgraduate Certificate

  • Responding to Public Health Challenges

Postgraduate Diploma

  • Social Marketing
  • Research for Health and Social Care

Option modules include:

  • Advanced Work-based Learning
  • Case Management within Family Health
  • Clinical Teaching
  • Delivering Compassionate Care
  • Independent Study
  • Leadership for Effectiveness
  • Quality Improvement in Healthcare
  • Working with Families


Research and Enquiry Dissertation – normally one year to complete.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    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. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      1 year full-time, part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Hamilton

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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