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

It is possible to study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full Masters degree Modules include: 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



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Online study £ 4,680 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MA Online study £ 7,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
MA Online study £ 5,850 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 3 years
MA Online study £ 5,850 per Academic year (EU fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online Learning

Key information

University Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0845 2723600