Discover our range of postgraduate courses.
The School of Health Sciences is a leading provider of postgraduate education in healthcare and health and social care policy and practice. Postgraduate students learn with academic staff who are clinical practitioners and engaged in interdisciplinary research across the fields of nursing, midwifery, food policy, health policy, psychology, management and research, optometry, public health, radiography and language and communication science. Their work is transforming the provision of healthcare services in the UK and internationally.
The School of Health Sciences believes that exceptional academic and clinical performance should be recognised and rewarded, we therefore have several scholarships available for students. Visit the School of Health Sciences Postgraduate funding page for more information.
Our flexible postgraduate Masters courses allow students to further develop clinical skills in specialist practice areas or to develop in-depth knowledge in areas relating to clinical practice, health policy, health management, health research, and leadership.
Our Master's courses start in September each year, though some also offer the opportunity to begin studying in January. Please refer to the details next to each programme below.
Our Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care Master's programmes include routes in:
- MSc Adult Mental Health (January and September start dates)
- MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health (January and September start dates)
- MSc Midwifery (January and September start dates)
- MSc Advanced Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner (January and September start dates)
- MSc Speech, Language and Communication (January and September start dates)
Additionally, we offer the following Master’s courses:
- MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (January and September start dates)
- MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Apprenticeship (January and September start dates)
- MSc Clinical Optometry (January and September start dates)
- MSc Food Policy (September start date)
- MSc Health Management (January and September start dates)
- MSc Health Policy (January and September start dates)
- MSc Leading Integrated Care (September start date)
- MSc Medical Ultrasound (September start date)
- Master of Public Health (MPH) (September start date)
- MSc Radiography (Computed Tomography) (January and September start dates)
- MSc Radiography (Medical Magnetic Resonance) (January and September start dates)
Postgraduate Diplomas and pre-registration courses
Our graduate-entry courses allow graduates from other disciplines to gain a pre-registration health qualification in approximately two years as opposed to the usual three or four - providing a fast-track route into health professions. Courses start in September each year, and options include:
- MSc Adult Nursing Pre-registration
- MSc Adult and Mental Health Nursing Pre-registration
- MSc Children's Nursing Pre-registration
- MSc Mental Health Nursing Pre-registration
- MSc Speech and Language Therapy
The following courses are designed for health professionals who wish to gain a second registration in midwifery, health visiting, school and district nursing. Courses start in September each year, unless stated otherwise below:
- Postgraduate Diploma Midwifery (90 week shortened programme) - for qualified, NMC registered adult nurses
- Postgraduate Diploma Primary Care (Practice Nursing) (February start date)
- Postgraduate Diploma Public Health (School Nursing, Health Visiting and District Nursing) – for qualified, NMC registered nurses and midwives
- MSc/PG Cert Professional Practice
Top-up-courses and post-registration
Our range of post-registration courses for health and social care professionals allow practitioners to "top-up" their existing qualification to degree level or gain a second specialisation. For overseas nurses, courses provide a route to qualification for practice in the UK.
- Return to Practice Nursing (Please refer to course page for term dates)
- BSc (Hons) Primary Care (Practice Nursing) (February start date)
- BSc Public Health (School Nursing, Health Visiting and District Nursing) (September start date)
The School of Health Sciences is committed to developing the future research, practice and policy leaders for the healthcare sector. With world class researchers and experienced practitioners leading our courses, students graduate with a high level of skill in research methods and in the implementation of evidence-based care. Find out more.
Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPPD)
Our CPPD course portfolio offers students various levels and periods of flexible study, from stand-alone modules from our masters programmes that can be built up to achieve a full postgraduate degree, to short and day courses and bespoke training developed with partners to meet their workforce needs. Find out more.