Postgraduate study

Health & Social Care

As a health and social care student you benefit from state-of-the-art facilities in a purpose-built, award-winning environment, which prepares you well for your work placements. We promote evidence-based practice, giving our graduates the most up-to-date knowledge, skills and evidence to deliver care. For us, the key is working directly with service users and carers to develop and deliver courses which meet today’s health and social care needs.

School of Health & Social Care facilities

The School of Health & Social Care has amazing purpose-built facilities simulating practice environments such as hospital wards, dental clinics and social care settings. See how students benefit and prepare for practice.

Courses

Courses
  Course title Qualification Full-time Part-time  
Advanced Clinical Practice MSc No Yes View course
Advanced Clinical Practice (Neuromusculoskeletal Therapy) MSc No Yes View course
Advanced Practitioner MSc No Yes View course
Advancing Human Factors in Health and Social Care PgCert No Yes View course
Advancing Quality Improvement in Health and Social Care PgCert No Yes View course
Advancing Quality, Safety and Governance in Health and Social Care MA No Yes View course
Autism Practice PgDip/MSc No Yes View course
Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) Doctorate Yes No View course
Clinical Research MRes Yes Yes View course
Clinical Research and Evidence-based Medicine PgCert No Yes View course
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy MSc No Yes View course
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PgDip No Yes View course
Diagnostic Imaging Reporting PgCert/PgDip/MSc No Yes View course
Diagnostic Radiography (Pre-registration) PgDip/MSc Yes No View course
Evidence-based Medicine PgDip/MSc No Yes View course
Evidence-based Medicine (Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain) PgDip/MSc No Yes View course
Evidence-based Orthopaedics PgDip No Yes View course
Evidence-based Practice MSc Yes Yes View course
Forensic Radiography PgCert/MSc No Yes View course
General and Oncoplastic Breast Surgery MCh No Yes View course
Health and Social Care Professional Practice Doctorate No Yes View course
Health and Social Care Sciences (Generic pathway) MSc Yes Yes View course
Low Intensity Assessment and Intervention Skills for Psychological Wellbeing Practice PgCert No Yes View course
Master of Public Health MPH Yes Yes View course
Medical Ultrasound MSc No Yes View course
Medical Ultrasound PgCert No Yes View course
Medical Ultrasound PgDip No Yes View course
Neuromusculoskeletal Therapy PgCert No Yes View course
Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) PgDip/MSc Yes No View course
Orthopaedics MCh No Yes View course
Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) MSc Yes No View course
Public Health (DrPH) Doctor of Yes Yes View course
Social Work MA Yes No View course
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) MSc Yes Yes View course
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) PgDip Yes Yes View course
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health Nursing) PgDip Yes Yes View course
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) MSc Yes Yes View course
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) PgDip Yes Yes View course
Specialist Practice in District Nursing PgDip/MSc Yes No View course
Specialist Practice in District Nursing Professional Graduate Certificate Yes No View course
Surgical Gastroenterology and Minimally Invasive Surgery MCh No Yes View course
Transformational Leadership in Health and Social Care MSc No Yes View course

Quality teaching

Our commitment to promoting vocational skills ensures that you will be well prepared for work in both the NHS and social services. An outstanding feature of our courses is the successful collaboration with NHS/primary care trusts and social services, giving you hands-on, practical experience and skills which are in great demand from potential employers. These close links contributed to the high-quality ratings gained in the Quality Assurance Agency's national reviews for nursing and midwifery, allied health professions and social work.

First-class facilities

Health and Social Care students benefit from state-of-the-art resources in a purpose-built, award-winning facility. The Centuria building provides an excellent study environment with large lecture theatres and extensive seminar rooms, spacious teaching accommodation and open-access information technology laboratories.

Individual subjects have dedicated laboratories with up-to-date specialist equipment. These laboratories simulate particular practice environments including community and home settings and have computerised mannequins which simulate patients. In addition there are interactive rooms with linked video feedback equipment where you practise interviewing and assessing clients. Teaching and research are supported by virtual learning environments. You develop practical skills in these purpose-built clinical skills laboratories as well as in practice placements.

Research

The School's expertise - so valuable to the career prospects of our students - is underpinned by our extensive research activities. The Health and Social Care Institute is the focus for the majority of research activity in the School and supports two major strands of activity relating to rehabilitation science and public health. We also undertake academic consultancy and other external activities which support the modernisation of health and social care.