University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Health Sciences

Whether you are a clinician or a non-clinician, this programme will develop your independent and critical thinking skills, enabling you to constructively question healthcare policy and practice. It will also give you the skills you need to address and find innovative solutions to complex problems in healthcare. The Standard pathway gives you the freedom to tailor your studies to meet your requirements, while the Mental Health and Neonatal studies (distance learning) pathway gives you a subject-specific higher-level qualification. Our chief objective is to provide the academic credentials necessary for promotion to more senior roles.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree or equivalent; evidence of relevant experience welcomed.

Course modules

Neonatal pathway: A unique collaboration between the University, the European Society for Paediatric Research and the established Neonatal Online Training and Education (NOTE) Faculty. Mental health studies pathway: Framing original questions from the analysis of the practice context; systematic searching, identification of criteria and selection of robust evidence; qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis and interpretation; critical appraisal of different types of evidence using critical appraisal tools; research governance and ethics; evaluation, interpretation and transferability of evidence; critical awareness of the full range of concepts and current research or professional issues in the specialised field; project management; presenting findings for a range of audiences; effective, accurate report writing and dissemination strategy; 15000-20000 word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Health Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 8059 5500