|Study location||United Kingdom, Southampton (Highfield Campus)|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£15,920 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each band)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
Masters in health sciences is a flexible programme of higher level study that is suitable for both clinicians and non-clinicians.
Its chief objective is to give you the academic credentials you need to improve your chances of being promoted to more senior posts.
The course features three very distinct pathways from which you must choose: the standard pathway, the mental health pathway and the neonatal studies pathway
You can complete this course between fifteen months and two years full time, or between two and five years part time.
All pathways end with a dissertation which is a substantial piece of work around a topic chosen by you.
As a student at a Russell Group university you will benefit from research-led learning throughout your study.
Furthermore, you will be supported by academic staff members who are recognised experts in their particular fields.
On the standard pathway you will begin by studying the research for evidence-based practice module.
This forms the foundation for your independent study and provides you with the skills to search for and appraise research evidence in areas of interest.
The remaining credits can be accumulated by you in a variety of ways:
Firstly, you may complete one third of the course by demonstrating an appropriate level of prior learning.
Then you have the chance to select any module offered by us at the Faculty of Health Sciences, providing it relates to your other chosen modules.
You can also choose to undertake one or more work-based learning modules, during which you will design a programme of work and method of assessment.
Finally, you can take one or more open-learning modules, during which you will again design a programme of academic study and method of assessment.
Mental Health Pathway
On the mental health pathway you will begin by studying the research for evidence-based practice module.
As stated above, this forms the foundation for your independent study and provides you with the skills to search for and appraise research evidence in areas of interest.
You will then study a number of core and option modules, which may include: perspectives in mental health; low intensity C.B.T. assessment; low intensity C.B.T. Interventions and relational therapies.
Furthermore, you may choose a module offered by us at the Faculty of Health Sciences, including open or work-based options.
Neonatal studies pathway
This neonatal studies pathway was developed within the MSc Health Sciences postgraduate programme to enable experienced practitioners to enhance their independent and critical thinking skills.
The pathway includes two online core modules that are compulsory. These are ‘Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice’ and the ‘Dissertation’ module.
In addition, the opportunity exists to take the online open module and a number of neonatal-specific modules, including ‘Neonatal Neurology’ and ‘Neonatal Respirology’.
The neonatal masters degree pathway will normally be delivered fully online within a specially designed virtual learning environment (VLE).
From this portal you will have access to the modules, your cross-cultural learning group and your online tutors, plus a general and subject specific online library, an image gallery and an Assessment Office.
Please note, if you would prefer to have paper copies of the neonatal studies lectures to support your masters in health sciences learning, then you may download these as PDF files for printing.