Ulster University

Ulster University

Applied Health Studies

This programme responds to the desire of current graduates working within the area of health and social care as they seek to develop their practice and in order to better equip them to meet the demands of advanced practice roles and responsibilities. Changing health and social care requirements demand highly knowledgeable and skilled graduates from the health and social care professions. The programme particularly extends the knowledge base necessary for practitioners to function at an advanced level, to develop into expert or advanced practitioners, advisers, managers or educators within their particular area of expertise offering sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative, in complex and unpredictable professional environments. There is emphasis upon the application of knowledge to practice, thus enhancing the leadership capacity.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an Honours or degree from a UK or Republic of Ireland or from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from another institution which has been recognised by the Senate for this purpose or equivalent or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL); or hold an equivalent standard in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or Postgraduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification; in addition, applicants who wish to follow a clinical pathway must have access to a client base in order to satisfactorily apply theory to practice. (NOTE: Where a student does not have such access, he/she shall be required to undertake a placement in a work environment relevant to their chosen pathway.)

Assessment methods

Assessment types range from assignment writing, reflective diary or portfolio compilation, group presentations and online tests or workbook completion.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Distance learning - 1 years
MSc Distance learning - 3 years
PgCert Distance learning - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online/Distance Learning

Key information

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