Modules running at Oxford Brookes that are relevant to your professional and personal development change every semester, and you should contact us to find out the best options for your specific circumstances.
Modules that were accessed by current students on the MSc Health Sciences (or its predecessor, the MSc Student Designed award) in the past include:
Please note: as our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the module list you choose from may vary from the one above.
Teaching and learning
On the MSc Health Sciences course you negotiate your own combination of modules; please contact the programme administrator for the list of currently available modules. Every MSc programme must include a dissertation or project management report, and it must also include research design training.
Oxford Brookes is committed to student-centred learning, with an emphasis on contracted learning activities and educational staff acting as facilitators. Our students are experienced professionals whose skills and knowledge have led them to design and undertake individual programmes of learning.
Your programme will be built on existing knowledge and skills, and will provide opportunities for academic learning whilst further developing the professional practice of yourself and/or others. In order to draw on your experience and prior learning, and encourage innovation and development within the practice areas, a student-centred and facilitative approach is taken to teaching and learning.
Approach to assessment
Modules are assessed either by coursework or examination or both and full details are given in module guides. University processes ensure that assessment is rigorous, of an appropriate standard and fair - a process overseen by an external examiner, who ensures that the standards used to assess students are comparable with those of other universities.
Each assessment is designed so that you can show that you have achieved the learning outcomes for the module and for the whole programme. The range, type and timing of assessments have been carefully chosen to promote independent and reflective learning. Tasks and questions are set by the module leader, internally moderated (checked by another member of staff) and sent to the external examiner to ensure that they are appropriate for assessment of the module learning outcomes and that the instructions and marking criteria are clear.
The modes of study are full time and part time; on campus and distance learning. Some modules are available as distance learning only and others are on campus only. Typically, full-time students will take three modules per semester plus a dissertation running across two semesters. Part-time students will take one to two modules per semester.
It is possible for home and EU students to change mode of study from full-time to part-time or vice versa (Tier 4 visa holders are required to study full-time as a condition of their visa).
Most of the other students on this course are full-time employed in the health and social care sector, and our staff are aware that you may have to juggle a number of commitments while studying.
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published
on the website. For more information, please visit our
Changes to programmes