University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Health and Wellbeing (Top-up)

The MSc / MA Health and Wellbeing 'Top Up' course is designed to allow you to 'top up' your existing Post-graduate Diploma qualification (or equivalent) in any health, welfare or social care related subject to a full master's qualification. This will be achieved by you producing a 60 credit independent study in one of three options. 1. A research dissertation. 2. An evidence based practice module containing two summative assessments, usually of relevance to your current workplace - which runs in October each year. 3. A consultancy report, usually of relevance to your current workplace. Whichever option you choose this module will consist of an independent project designed, planned and carried out by yourself and written up in a minimum of 15,000 and a maximum of 20,000 words. You will be provided with appropriate individual supervision to support your independent study. You will complete your Master's level education in the concepts, theories and academic skills of relevance to your work arena or chosen career path. The course caters for both students who are currently working in the health, welfare or social care fields and for students who are not currently working in these fields but hope to enhance their post-graduate skills and knowledge in order to take up such employment. The course aims to offer a flexible approach to the topic chosen for your independent study, will foster independence and responsibility in taking control of your own learning and professional development needs, and build on your existing knowledge and experience.

Entry requirements

MSc: The minimum academic entry requirement is 120 level 7 credits or a completed Post-graduate Diploma at level 7 (Master's level) in any health, welfare or social care related discipline. These credits / your Diploma must have been fully completed and agreed by an examination board before starting this course. You may also need to attend an interview and to give a 10 minute presentation on your academic progress to date and your ideas for a Master's level independent research project. You may need to take a research methods module to prepare you for your MSc / MA top up course and before applying for this course: 1. Normally, if you have not studied research methods in your previous PG Diploma, or an equivalent, within the past 5 years you will need to take the Advanced Research Skills module 7HW012 as an associate student before you can apply for the MSc / MA top up course in order to progress to the Research Dissertation 7HW015. 2. Normally, if you have not studied research methods in your previous PG Diploma, or an equivalent, within the past 5 years you will need to take the Critical Awareness of Research module 7HW018 as an associate student before you can apply for the MSc / MA top up course in order to progress to the Evidence Based Practice Project 7HW020. 3. Normally, if you have not studied research methods in your previous PG Diploma, or an equivalent, within the past 5 years you will need to take the Professional Consultancy Project Support module 7HW0** as an associate student before you can apply for the MSc / MA top up course in order to progress to the Professional Consultancy Project 7HW044 If English is not your first language you will need to have a TOEFL score of 550 or above, or an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to these scores. This course is not available to students requiring a Tier 4 student visa

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 6 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus WV1 1SB West Midlands

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