University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Health Studies

This programme is designed to enable students to further develop their knowledge of current health care at the depth and breadth appropriate to Master's level work.

Entry requirements

Admission to the programme is on the basis that applicants will have a BSc/BA Honours degree or equivalent. The degree should normally be a 1st or upper 2nd class Honours degree. You will also need to submit the following documentation in support of your application: 2 academic/employer references in support of your application and professional and practical capabilities; ranscripts of your degrees so far (certified and translated in to English if appropriate). English language requirements IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or TOEFL Internet based 88 overall with no less than no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking, 21 in Writing.

Course modules

3 mandatory modules: Developing evidence based practice; advancing practice through personal and professional development; research dissertation. In addition, students choose 4 option modules. Optional modules within nursing and physiotherapy (no pre-requisites): Current issues in health; project management and research governance; work based continuous professional development. Optional modules within nursing and physiotherapy: From neurons to society; specialist neurological rehabilitation 1: cognitive neuropsychological basis of practice; advanced manipulative physiotherapy 1; advanced manipulative physiotherapy 2.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed in a variety of ways, and these may be different with each modules that they take.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available to home and international students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 6,480 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 11,827 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 4,620 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 9,240 per Academic year (home fees) 13 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 13 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005