Postgraduate

Clin Health Sci MSc PGDip PGCert

Clinical and Health Sciences MSc, PGDip, PGCert

MSc - minimum 3 years, maximum 5 years
PGDip - minimum 2 years, maximum 4 years
PGCert - minimum 1 year, maximum 2 years
CPD modules available

Profile

Our course allows you to tailor your study to your educational and professional interests. Designed for busy professionals, this online course offers a flexible, bespoke way for you to develop your career. We offer a range of clinical and research specialities.

 

Course suspension

Our Clinical and Health Sciences courses have been suspended for 2020 entry. This means that we won’t be able to accept applications for 2020 entry.

The suspension is due to delivery constraints as a result of Covid-19.

Information regarding 2021 entry for this course will be available soon.

You can apply for other courses for 2021 entry related to your subject of interest, such as:


 

 

About this course

Alongside clinical and health sciences modules, you can choose to specialise in:

Our innovative courses are aimed at those who already have a primary qualification (eg MBBS, BDS, BSc) and are working in health or life sciences field. Our students include:

  • doctors
  • nurses
  • allied health professionals
  • clinical researchers
  • those working in the pharmaceutical industry

Modules are taught online, so you can choose to study anytime and anywhere. This flexibility means that you can fit your studies around your other commitments, plus develop your online digital literacy skills. You don't need to attend anything on campus.

Video: Introducing the online Clinical and Health Sciences course

These online courses have been developed by Newcastle University, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the NIHR Newcastle Training School as part of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre in Ageing and Chronic Disease.

Quality and Ranking

We rank in the top 100 for Medicine - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

Staff Profiles

Some of our teaching staff include:

Allergy

Dr Gillian Vance
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Medical Education

Ageing

Mrs Alison Clapp
Lecturer

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Our flexible course allows you to decide a route that suits your needs. The number of modules you study depends on the level of qualification you have chosen:

  • Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert): 60 credits
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip): 120 credits
  • Master of Science (MSc): 180 credits

Most of our modules are 10-12 weeks long. Our online modules are split between 10 and 20 credit modules and require 10-20 hours of work per week. You should set aside regular study hours to get the most out of the course. There are three semesters in the academic year and in each semester you can study:

  • a minimum of 30 credits per academic year (unless you take a formal leave of absence)
  • a maximum of 40 credits per semester.

Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1: September
  • Semester 2: January
  • Semester 3: April

You can read more about how to apply for one of 30 individual modules listed below, as continuing professional development (CPD).

Modules for 2020 entry

Module changes

Course content changes 

The information above is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability

Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Fees & Funding

2021-2022 fees

If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

Entry Requirements

A honours degree, or international equivalent, in a healthcare profession or relevant discipline. You must also be working in the healthcare profession or related field.

You must be IT literate to complete these highly interactive courses online and have access to a computer with a:

  • printer
  • webcam
  • headset
  • reliable internet connection

Your browser will need to be JavaScript enabled and able to accept cookies. You will be given access to any specific software required during the course of your studies.

We will also consider applications on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and are working in the healthcare profession or related field.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

How to Apply

 

Course suspension

Our Clinical and Health Sciences courses have been suspended for 2020 entry. This means that we won’t be able to accept applications for 2020 entry.

The suspension is due to delivery constraints as a result of Covid-19.

Information regarding 2021 entry for this course will be available soon.

 

You can apply for other courses for 2021 entry related to your subject of interest, such as:


 

 

Contact

Programme Coordinator
Medical Sciences Graduate School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3912
Email: pgclinhealth@ncl.ac.uk

    

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