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About Health & Welfare
Masters degrees in Health & Welfare equip postgraduates with the skills to work across a range of support services aimed at improving the health and welfare of vulnerable people.
Related subjects include Public Health and Social Welfare. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Social Work or Nursing.
Health & Welfare professionals help with a broad range of support services for vulnerable individuals and disadvantaged communities. Their aim is to tackle issues such as high infant mortality, substance abuse, sexually-transmitted disease, homelessness and domestic violence.
Training normally involves examining the current services available to deprived communities, including policy around present practice, and the ethics of the role of Health & Welfare professionals within society.
For example, you might analyse the ethical issues related to removing vulnerable children from dangerous families, and the impact of placing them in other care settings. Or, you might analyse correlations between problems like excessive alcohol consumption and domestic abuse.
Careers are highly varied, and many graduates specialise in services such as sexual health, rehabilitation, and rehoming facilities for asylum seekers and refugees.
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This is Europe’s only graduate course in reproductive health research and is designed for those interested in acquiring the research skills necessary to conduct policy-relevant research into sexual and reproductive health. Read more
This course examines the social, political and economic context within the study of social policy and health care management. A particular feature of the curriculum is its focus on policy, management and collaborative working structures. Read more
The Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care postgraduate course is for students who are working in clinical and social care settings who want to pose challenging questions and confront the answers. Read more
The demand for specialists in health economics continues to increase. Whether you have a quantitative, sciences’ or economics background, the MSC in Economic Evaluation in Healthcare is designed to help you meet that demand. Read more
This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals wishing to gain a recognised teaching qualification. This interdisciplinary course explores teaching and learning theory and practice within a national and international context. Read more
The Masters in Social Science (Social Work) offers both full time and part time programmes accredited by CORU (The Social Workers’ Registration Board www.coru.ie), leading to a professional social work qualification. Read more
The Applied Social Studies programmes are designed to meet the continuing professional development needs of those staff working in the care professions (social work, psychology, education, nursing, teaching, medicine, etc). . Read more
This masters programme in Advanced Child Protection Studies is designed to develop students’ specialist knowledge within the field of child protection and safeguarding. Read more
The University of Edinburgh is one of the largest providers of online postgraduate programmes in the UK’s Russell Group
Our postgraduate degrees are proven to advance the careers of our graduates. Our courses are all delivered entirely online, this means you can learn when and where it suits you.
With an impressive heritage in higher education dating back to the late 19th century, Queen Mary has evolved into an international hub of education and research excellence.
In the face of escalating global healthcare issues, the University of Glasgow offer a range of postgraduate programmes, delivered 100% online:
At Swansea University Medical School, you will join a stimulating, innovative and award-winning environment and benefit from quality research-led teaching and supervision.
Since 1916, the Bloomberg School has been educating public health leaders to protect health and save lives — millions at a time.
Choose from a range of medical laboratory science and social science courses which cover all areas of public and population health, epidemiology and infectious diseases.
The Faculty of Science has an excellent reputation in research across a wide range of academic disciplines.
The College has established and recognised links with the NHS, Social Services, and private sector companies. These links ensure that all our teaching is up-to-the-minute and responsive to employer demand.