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MSc in Health Studies

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About the course

Developed with our NHS and other healthcare partners, this MSc programme is designed to meet your professional development needs as a healthcare practitioner and has been revised and updated to reflect the very latest issues and requirements in health care.

The extremely flexible nature of the programme at Hull enables you to fit in Masters level study with other work and life commitments. You can specialise within the sphere of your professional role, another selected area of specific practice, or both.

The MSc in Health Studies can be studied over 18 months full-time, or three years part-time, with start dates available in January, June and September.

Key facts

Tuition fees

UK/EU: £7,000 full-time
Part time: £780 (20 credits) £2,335 (60 credits) £3,500 (90 credits)

*Please note, Home/EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed and may increase.

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,280 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

Overseas: £16,000 full-time


More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

All applicants: TBC

Entry requirements

You will have a minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent in nursing, midwifery or another relevant discipline, plus appropriate experience in a professional environment.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each skill.

For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Study information

The core modules within this programme are available through a blended approach of face-to-face sessions and online learning, or via a more online-focused delivery for students who need to fit their studies around work and life commitments.

All students take three core modules:

Driving Specialist Developments through Contract Learning offers students the opportunity to explore a work-related topic of their own choosing with the guidance of an academic supervisor.

Research and Literature Review Methods gives an overview of contemporary approaches to research and literature review methods in health and provides an excellent preparation for the dissertation.

The Dissertation is the final compulsory element for students taking the full MSc. Under the guidance of an academic supervisor, students complete an independent research project on a topic of their choice, to a publishable standard.

Students also choose four additional optional discipline-specific modules - relevant to their career or study interests - at Masters level.

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

Most students on this programme are already employed in professional roles. They find that successfully completing the programme further develops knowledge and skills that are essential for success in professional practice.