University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland

Health Studies

This course aims to enable healthcare professionals to gain their first degree by offering a wide range of academic modules which are clinically and professionally relevant to modern healthcare; it encourages students to develop greater critical awareness of the factors that need to be addressed in the workplace to improve the health of clients/patients/ residents.

Entry requirements

The programme is aimed at health professional graduates or those with substantial professional experience; applications are welcome from a wide range of backgrounds such as nursing, midwifery, public health, the fire and ambulance service, social work and Allied Health Professionals.

Course modules

Modules include: Tackling health inequalities; health economics; social marketing; research methods in health care; protecting the vulnerable children; leadership for effectiveness; independent study; quality improvement in health care (methodologies and techniques); men's health issues; an introduction to epidemiology; infection control management; the business of health care; effective research supervision; research and enquiry dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 555 per Module (home fees) 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Paisley Campus Paisley PA1 2BE Scotland
Distance Learning
Ayr Campus Ayr KA8 0SR Scotland
Dumfries Campus Dumfries DG1 4ZN Scotland
Hamilton Campus Hamilton ML3 0JB Scotland

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0141 848 7044