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.
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.
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.
You can apply until:
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Part Time: 2 - 3 Years
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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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.
Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0.
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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