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Our Masters' in Health Sciences is a flexible programme that provides a range of study routes, enabling the development of specialist knowledge and meeting the vocational aims of practitioners with clinical and health-related disciplines.

It is distinctive in that it provides a balance of generality and specificity of content to cater for a wide range of student educational needs. It has global perspective and seeks to encourage inter-professional practice by being open to members of different health and allied health professionals within an academic community.

Both generic and named routes on the programme are designed to enhance your employability through the in depth development of contemporary health knowledge and related transferable skills (and in turn to better meet the heath and healthcare needs of the populations the serve).

For students of a relevant pathway who meet the specific optional module entry requirements, there is also the opportunity to achieve learning that meets professional requirements for independent or supplementary prescribing, mentorship or practice teaching.

Key Course Features

-Provides a range of study routes, enabling the development of specialist knowledge and meeting the vocational aims of practitioners within clinical and health related disciplines.

-Students will develop a systematic knowledge and critical understanding of healthcare from a global perspective.

-Learn transferable skills necessary to be able to make decisions that require the exercise of personal autonomy, including initiative, problem solving, leadership and reflexive capacity in complex and or unpredictable situations.

-Evidence a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, some of which are at, or informed by, the forefront of the academic disciplines of healthcare sciences.

-Comprehensively discuss and provide critical comments on research evidence and scholarship within areas of health and healthcare sciences.

What Will You Study?

There are three core modules for all of the MSc Health Sciences routes (as well as route specific modules and a wide range of optional modules).

The three core modules are:

-Critically Exploring Professional Practice Level 7 (20 Credits)

The module aims to enable critical examination of the ‘self’ and professional practice, through the development of a professional biography.

-Research Methods Level 7 (20 Credits)

The research methods module aims to introduce students to critically evaluate research methods through the development of understanding of the philosophical, practical and ethical concepts of research and research methodology.

-Leadership and Professional Practice Level 7 (20 Credits)

The module aims to enhance students’ critical awareness of contemporary professional issues and their insight into the cultural, political and professional dimensions of leadership within health and social care organisations.

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment and Teaching

The MSc Health Sciences programme is delivered through a broad range of learning and teaching strategies. The delivery of the programmes and their assessment will reflect the spirit of Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy and in particular emphasises:

-The development of autonomous learners.

-Provision of learning opportunities that are personally and professionally relevant and quality assured.

-The maintenance of a supportive learning environment.

-The promotion of the scholarship of teaching.

This strategy will be achieved through the use of a variety of learning and teaching techniques which include lectures, seminars, workshops, discussions, debates, group tutorials, case studies, problem-based learning, visiting speakers, role play and use of clinical and health simulations with in a framework of inter-professional education wherever possible. In all these endeavours tutors act as facilitators of learning rather than merely as a means of transmitting knowledge.

Career Prospects

In summary, both generic and named routes on the programme are designed to enhance the employability of individuals through the in depth development of contemporary health knowledge and related transferable skills and in turn to better meet the health and healthcare needs of the populations they serve.

For students on a relevant pathway and who meet the specific optional module entry requirements there is also the opportunity to achieve learning that meets professional requirements for independent or supplementary prescribing, mentorship or practice teaching.

Other Admission Requirements

A candidate must satisfy one, or combination, of the following conditions:

A) An initial honours degree of Wrexham Glyndŵr University or another approved degree awarding body.

B) Equivalent overseas qualifications deemed satisfactory by the programme team

C) A non-graduate qualification which the University deems to be of satisfactory standard for the purpose of post-graduate admission.

D) Have relevant work experience at a senior level that is deemed to compensate the lack of formal qualifications and have held a position of management responsibility within the or health or social care sectors for a minimum of three years within the previous five years (this normally applies to part time home students only)

In a case where there is lack of clarity or need to gain deeper insight into a candidate’s suitability for the programme of study an informal interview with the candidate may be held, which may be undertaken via Skype or other distance communication technology.

This will allow the candidate an opportunity to provide evidence to the satisfaction of the interview panel of his/her ability to complete academic work of the required standard in the subject area and to complete successfully the scheme of study proposed.


Visit the MSc Health Sciences page on the Wrexham Glyndwr University website for more details!

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