Health and Social Care, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English
With our innovative and flexible MSc Health and Social Care, you’ll customise a programme to meet your interests and career goals. Prepare to contribute to new developments and initiatives in the field. The Health and Social Care programme is offered by the Glasgow Caledonian University.  


Informed by current public policy, cutting-edge research and GCU’s close relationship to industry, we’ll train you to analyse and think critically about issues at the forefront of the health and social care fields – so you can both advance your career and support the common good.

The Health and Social Care programme is offered by the Glasgow Caledonian University.  

Our wide range of student-centred teaching and assessment methods combine for a broad-based and comprehensive programme. You’ll learn to understand and appraise the latest research and literature on health and social care and apply evidence-based theory to real-life practice. A combination of traditional coursework and hands-on projects will deepen your understanding.

GCU is ranked in the top 5% of universities worldwide, supports a global network of teaching and research and is home to a thriving and supportive academic community with a shared belief in social responsibility.

Graduate prospects

GCU programmes are highly relevant to the modern workplace, and our graduates are sought after both in the UK and internationally. Whether you pursue employment in the fields of health and social care or continue your academic career, you’ll have the tools you need to build a successful and rewarding future.

Programme Structure

Core modules: Evaluating Evidence to Develop Research and Inform Practice; Masters Dissertation. The remaining credits can be undertaken by selecting appropriate modules available within the School of Health and Life Sciences Masters Framework.

Recognition of Prior Learning through experiential or accredited learning can also contribute to gaining this award.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 22 January and 14 September
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      Part Time: 2 - 3 Years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Typical entry requirements

UK Honours degree or equivalent. Other academic or vocational qualifications may be considered.

English language

Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • RUK: £5500
  • EU: £5500

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

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