Health Sciences Open Award
MSc or PGDip or PGCert
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Our MSc Health Sciences Open Award allows you to build a bespoke Master’s degree. You can access a wide range of modules across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and combine these into an MSc pathway. The course offers opportunities for:
- work-based learning
- bringing professional expertise and academic knowledge into dialogue.
We work closely with major charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support. And teaching staff are at the cutting edge of professional development in the sector.
You'll have access to a world-class academic community and invaluable resources, such as the Radcliffe Science Library. Our location gives you access to health care settings with international reputations for excellence and innovation. These include:
- Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Oxford Health NHS Foundation NHS Trust.
You can gain credits from Oxford Brookes as well as from other recognised institutions. You can also gain credit for projects taken in the workplace.
How to apply
Application for MSc-HSI Health Sciences Open Award is via our portal.
Along with your application you will be required to submit:
- two references (professional/academic)
- copies of certificates of previous qualifications
- English language qualifications if your first language is not English
- confirmation of funding.
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Questions about fees?
Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year, your fees will increase each year.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
You will design your own programme of study, please contact us to find out more about how you can design a programme to meet your needs.
Every MSc programme must include research design training. You will also complete a compulsory dissertation or project management report.
Modules taken by current or past students on the MSc Health Sciences include:
- Advanced symptom management
- Applied cancer biology
- Applied research methods
- Communicable diseases and public health
- Death and dying: global perspectives
- Disability: individual and global perspectives
- Finance in health & social care
- Human resource management in health and social care
- Leadership in health and social care
- Living with cancer in contemporary society
- Management of minor injuries
- Non-medical prescribing (V300)
- Occupational therapy: new perspectives
- Palliative care for children and their families.
The course content is underpinned by the research and scholarship activities of the staff in the fields of consultancy, educational development, management education, leadership development, project management, and related clinical fields including health promotion, drugs and alcohol, and clinical trials.
Over the past few years, these researchers have won external research and consultancy contracts including grants, fellowships and studentships for NHS staff. Our research staff collaborate with researchers from across Oxford Brookes University, with researchers from the Institute of Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, and with research teams from many other UK and international centres.
After you graduate
Post-qualifying education in your health or social care field may allow you to take on more senior roles at work, and may improve your prospects and options for promotion and progression.