Health and Social Care Sciences (Generic pathway), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    10950
    Tuition (Year)
    4590
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

The Health and Social Care Sciences (Generic pathway) is offered by Teesside University.

This course has been developed to ensure that you have the opportunity to consider a range of central scientific foundations of health and social care, and enables you to:

  • develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of key concepts and principles across the health and social care sciences
  • evaluate critically the contribution of and inter-relationships between the sciences underpinning health and social care
  • draw on acquired knowledge to contribute to the development of contemporary health and social care.

What you study

Core modules introduce key concepts which underpin health and social care sciences and how you can apply them to context. These include health economics, sociology, health and social care policy, health psychology and evidence-based practice. You also study two option modules. In addition you conduct your own research project.

Programme Structure

Year 1 core modules

  • Bio-psychosocial Paradigms in Health and Social Care
  • Evidence-based Practice

and one optional module

  • Commissioning for Integrated Teams
  • Global Health
  • Negotiated Learning
  • Work-based Learning

or a module chosen from the wider School portfolio

Year 2 core modules

  • Designing Research Projects
  • Health and Social Care in Context

and one optional module

  • Commissioning for Integrated Teams
  • Global Health
  • Negotiated Learning
  • Work-based Learning

or a module chosen from the wider School portfolio

Year 3 core modules

  • Dissertation

Modules offered may vary.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 36 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • You should have an honours degree (2.2 classification or above)
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language are expected to demonstrate an IELTS score of 6.5.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 10950 International
  • GBP 4590 EU/EEA

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.