Health and Social Care, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The programme enables students to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to actively contribute to health and social care developments and initiatives driven by contemporary Scottish policies.

Our graduates are highly sought after, finding employment opportunities within health and social care environments both in the UK and internationally.

Students will develop their analytical and critical thinking around issues at the forefront of health and social care, supporting their personal and professional advancement.

In addition, the development of research skills will equip students with the skills to appraise literature and research methodologies, contribute to the body of knowledge and apply evidence based theory to practice.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates are highly sought after, finding employment opportunities within a wide range of health and social care environments both in the UK and internationally.

Programme Structure

Teaching and Assessment

A wide range of student-centred teaching and learning approaches underpin modules contributing to this award. This is similarly reflected in the variety of assessment methods which are also deployed, but in the main this reflects the use of coursework essays and projects.

Taught and online modules are available, depending on the modules undertaken.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
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All entry requirements listed here represent the requirements for entry to the programme that are normally sought. The Admissions Team may assess additional evidence to assess your eligibility however, depending upon your full academic/employment background.
Typical Entry Requirements
UK Honours degree or equivalent
English Language
Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12600 International
  • GBP 5000 EU/EEA
  • Scotland £5000
  • England, Wales and N. Ireland £5000


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