University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Health and Wellbeing

The course aims to provide students with an awareness of the social, technological, economic, political and environmental changes taking place within health and social care, whether in the public, private or voluntary sectors. Students study core modules in the development of national and international health and social care policy, the influence of sociology, psychology and ethics on the understanding of health and wellbeing, the issues of health and social care provision in remote and rural areas as well as gaining skills in research methods.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent; or a postgraduate diploma award or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to an Honours degree; applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree or below, an ordinary degree or DipHE in a relevant subject, plus relevant professional experience are encouraged to apply. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) may also be claimed. All students should be in employment and/or engaged in voluntary activities.

Course modules

PgCert: policy into practice; individual and social influences on health. PgDip: Challenges and practice solutions in remote and rural areas; qualitative inquiry. Option modules include: Advanced diabetes; child and adolescent mental health; developing communities; disability and society; enabling self-management (developing practice); enabling self-management (leading change); ethics in health and wellbeing; informatics in health and social care; leading and managing remotely; understanding contemporary leadership and management.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Tuition fee loans (for full-time and part-time students) and living costs loans (full-time students only) to study up to PgDip level may be available for eligible applicants from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 3 years
MA On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (England) 3 years
MA On-line study September 2016 GBP 820 per Module (International) 3 years
MA On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA On-line study September 2016 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
MA On-line study September 2016 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 3 years
MA On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (EU) 3 years
MA On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (England) 3 years
MA On-line study January 2017 GBP 820 per Module (International) 3 years
MA On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA On-line study January 2017 GBP 520 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
MA On-line study January 2017 GBP 650 per Module (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

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