The award offers opportunities for work-based learning and for bringing professional expertise and academic knowledge into dialogue. The recognition of the workplace as a forum for learning and development enables you to capitalise upon educational opportunities and to situate your professional practice in a rich context of academic theory. Relevant credits may be gained entirely within the Oxford Brookes modular framework or may include some credit from other recognised institutions.
The Health Sciences Open Award is offered by Oxford Brookes University.
Modules that were accessed by current students on the MSc Health Sciences (or its predecessor, the MSc Student Designed award) in the past include:
The modes of study are full time and part time; on campus and distance learning. Some modules are available as distance learning only and others are on campus only. Typically, full-time students will take three modules per semester plus a dissertation running across two semesters. Part-time students will take one to two modules per semester.
It is possible for home and EU students to change mode of study from full-time to part-time or vice versa (Tier 4 visa holders are required to study full-time as a condition of their visa).Most of the other students on this course are full-time employed in the health and social care sector, and our staff are aware that you may have to juggle a number of commitments while studying.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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.Book IELTS
StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more
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.
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