Why York St
The Faculty of Health & Life Sciences covers
the fields of Health, Psychology and Sport.
The Faculty places the quality of the student
experience at the heart of its work and endeavours to ensure that
you achieve the highest possible standards and have an enjoyable
We have extensive contacts with employers across
the region in the NHS, local authority, voluntary and business
sectors, and staff are encouraged to be involved in research
activity, knowledge transfer and business development
will I study?
The programme’s flexibility enables you to fit
your learning around work and life
commitments, choosing what you study and how long you take to
To complete the MSc you must pass modules of 180
credits, of which at least 150 must be at M level (the
remainder can be at Level 3).
You must complete the following compulsory
- Evidence Based Practice (30 credits)
- Research Methods for Health and Social Care Professionals (30
- Dissertation (60 credits)
You are then able to choose generic or specific
modules to a further 60 credits to meet your needs.
individual modules from this programme
Modules may be taken as stand alone options or
you can achieve a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma or University
Certificate in a specialist pathway rather than taking the full
Masters programme. This will enable you to try out some studying
without having to commit to the full Masters programme
For the Certificate, you must undertake 60
credits, including Evidence Based Practice in a minimum of one year
(maximum two years).
The Diploma is gained through a further 60
credits, usually two additional modules to be taken in the second
Participants from the Diploma may extend their
studies by completing a dissertation to complete the required
credits for the MSc.
Who is the
The programme is attractive to anyone working in
a health and social care setting with a desire to build on their
knowledge and practical experience through relevant inter
professional learning and research.
The professional group attracted to this course
include a wide range of professions from across the health and
social care field including Occupational Therapists,
Physiotherapists, Nurses, Social Workers, Care Workers, a range of
Allied Health Professionals, Medical staff and Podiatrists.
The specialist pathway is of particular interest
to those working in Housing.
will it take to study?
You may choose to pursue a ‘fast-track’ two year
route or you may take up to five years. The choice is dependent on
the time available to you.
Modules vary in length from one day to eight days
over a number of weeks and months.
will I be assessed?
Assessment is linked to the use of evidence and
research, applied to a practice context.
Each module is assessed individually, examples
include practical examination, research proposal, written
assignments, making presentations and leading discussions.
Degree programme information