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The MA Health and Wellbeing is designed to meet the career development needs of health and social care professionals in the UK.
The course will increase your awareness of the social, technological, economic, political and environmental changes taking place within health and social care, whether in the public, private or voluntary sectors, enabling you to take your career to the next stage.
You will study core modules in the development of local, national and international health and social care policy, the influence of sociology, psychology and ethics on our understanding of health and wellbeing, the issues of health and social care provision in remote and rural areas as well as gaining skills in research methods.
You will study part time through fully-supported online learning, with lectures, tutorials and other materials accessible via the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE). You will receive regular support from your tutors and peers via online discussions, telephone and email; whichever suits you best.
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Postgraduate Loans (SAAS) (Scottish domiciled and EU students)
Loans for tuition fees are available from SAAS for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.
Core modules are:
If you wish to progress to the MA, the core modules are:
Alternatively, if you do not wish to continue to masters level you can study the first core module and two options from the list below
Option modules include:
To achieve the award of MA Health and Wellbeing you must complete a research dissertation
The number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in discussion with tutors and your own time spent on individual study and research.
The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course:
|Rest of UK
|Per module (20 credits)||£560||£650||£900|
|Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits)||£1,680||£1,950||£2,700|
|Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits)||£3,360||£3,900||£5,400|
|Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation)||£5,000||£5,850||£8,120|
|Rest of UK
|Per module (20 credits)||£520||£650||£852|
|Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits)||£1,560||£1,950||£2,556|
|Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits)||£3,120||£3,900||£5,112|
|Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation)||£4,680||£5,850||£7,660|
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
Enquiries from employers for multiple student registrations are welcome and special fee arrangements may apply.
From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time for any taught postgraduate course up to full Masters level can access loans up to 10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5500.
Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.
Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April.
Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company
You may also be able to apply for a government Professional and Career Development Loan
Once you have completed your MA Health and Wellbeing course, NHS staff currently on bands 5 and 6 of the NHS Career Framework Ladder can progress to bands 7 and 8.
Completion of this course will also lead to enhanced employment opportunities and progression may be possible to PhD study.
Progression to PhD study may be possible.
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I enjoyed learning about what goes into developing health policy and also the psychological and sociological classes. The course has given me the confidence to go after my goals. The staff are lovely and really supportive and I had brilliant experience at the university. I will be back again to do something in the future.
Emma Allan is currently studying online on a MA Health and Wellbeing course.
The MA Health and Wellbeing course is a well thought out programme for anyone working within health provision, and the ability to tailor it to your own speciality is invaluable. This course will give you the skills and knowledge ro provide evidence based health care. The ability to study online with the support of the university's tutors makes the course flexible enough to study alongside work and family commitments at a pace that is achievable.
Susan Macaulay, student, MA Health and Wellbeing
International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.