Our Clinical and Health Sciences programme gives you the flexibility to choose what you want to study from a library of over 30 short modules.
- lasts 10 – 15 weeks
- runs once a year
- has a semester start date of January, April or September
- has a credit value of 10 or 20 (requiring 10/20 hours of study per week)
- is comprised of weekly topics
You can opt to study one individual module as a short course for your continuing professional development. You can also choose to take further modules and combine them to work towards a PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Masters in Clinical and Health Sciences.
Modules can be combined as follows:
- Postgraduate Certificate: 60 credits
- Postgraduate Diploma: 120 credits
- Masters: 180 credits – including 60 in a dissertation and 20 in the ‘designing a research proposal’ module
How to build your programme
To build your programme you will need to:
- review our module library
- decide which modules you want to study for your PGCert, PG Dip or Masters
- take the start dates into consideration
- plan your studies around a maximum of 40 credits per semester
Your time commitment
At the outset, it’s critical to consider just how much time you can commit to your studies every week. The pace is demanding, and most students study just one module per semester.
A 10 credit module will require about 10 hours of study a week. A 20 credit module will require about 20 hours of study a week.
Where your preferred modules share a semester start date, you can extend your study period. This is because you have the following time frame to complete your studies:
- Postgraduate Certificate: one to two years
- Postgraduate Diploma: one to four years
- Masters: two to five years
As well as choosing modules you'd like to study, by combining topic-specific modules you can specialise in one of the following areas:
- Clinical Research
- Molecular Pathology
For example, if you wanted to study a Clinical and Health Sciences with Ageing programme you could either study a:
- Postgraduate Certificate: 60 credits – including 20 in ageing
- Postgraduate Diploma: 120 credits – including 40 in ageing
- Masters: 180 credits – including 40 in ageing, 60 in an ageing-specific dissertation and 20 in the ‘designing a research proposal’ module
Sample study plan
To help you build your porgramme, we've included a sample study plan for studying a PGDip in Clinical and Health Sciences with Ageing (120 credits – including at least 40 in ageing)
January – Managing Pain (10 credits)
Sept - Biology of Ageing (20 credits)
January - Clinical Research with Older People (20 credits)
April - Allergy (20 credits)
Sept - Palliative Care Themes and Perspectives (10 credits)
January - Drug Discovery (20 credits)
April - Ageing and Health (20 credits)
If you have any questions get in touch.