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Graduate Programme in Health and Social Sciences

The Graduate Programme in Health and Social Sciences offers continuing professional development for healthcare and social service workers, from full courses to single modules. Find out more about the programme or how to apply.

Student handbook

2013-14 Student handbook (pdf 562Kb)


Looking for an individual module? Search our module database for a particular topic below, or leave the box empty and click search to browse the full alphabetical list.

If you wish to apply for a single module, please see details of our single module application process.

Information for academic year 2013-2014

2013 – 2014 timetables

This timetable is regularly updated and modules are subject to change or cancellation.

Re-enrolment for 2013 – 2014

2013-2014 re-enrolment information has been sent out via email to all returning students. This information can also be accessed via the links below:

Information for academic year 2014-2015

2014 – 2015 timetables

Prospective students

  • Prospectus (pdf 179Kb)
    An introduction to the graduate programme for prospective students.
  • List of courses
    A list of the masters, postgraduate certificate and postgraduate diploma courses currently available to new applicants.
  • Study days and workshops
    Separate to the graduate programme, the faculty also offers a series of study days and workshops for busy professionals and support staff working in the health care services.

Extended masters route for international students
The extended masters route allows you to combine a masters degree with an English language course.
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Doctoral College studentships valued at 60,000 each

Doctoral College studentships valued at £60,000 each

Building on an investment of £5 million over three years, the University of Brighton Doctoral College is providing 16 fully-funded research studentships starting in 2014. Each studentship will support full-time doctoral study over a three-year period.
For more information...

One-day meeting for current and aspiring nursing, midwifery, allied health professions and pharmacy researchers

This session on 10 March 2014 is for people who are interested in a career in clinical health research, or who are in the early stages of their research career, and who want to learn more about National Institute for Health Research training opportunities.
Download the flyer to find out more (pdf 417Kb)

Fully funded masters in clinical research

We are now looking to recruit nurses, midwives and AHPs onto a fully funded Clinical Research MRes course. There are no course fees to pay and you will receive your full salary while completing the course. We are holding a free preparation day for potential applicants on 6 February 2014.
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Continuing professional education in health and health practice - open afternoon and careers event

Continuing professional education in health and health practice – open afternoon and careers event

Come along to the School of Nursing and Midwifery open afternoon on Wednesday 5 March 2014 to explore the educational/research opportunities we offer that will advance your career potential.
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Academic Study Kit resources for new postgraduate students

The Academic Study Kit website now includes dedicated pages for taught and research postgraduate students to support you with the transition to postgraduate level study and introduce some of the complexities of conducting postgraduate research.
Find out more on the ASK website...

Research opportunities at the Foundation of Nursing Studies

The Foundation for Nursing Studies has a well-established reputation for practice-based research, service improvement and innovation. It is offering a small number of postgraduate students the chance to work directly with it, and can provide office space, library access and experienced research co-supervision. Please contact Debbie Warren on 020 7307 2857 to arrange an initial discussion.
Find out more about the foundation's programmes on their website...

Shaping the nursing workforce: how do we balance the scales?

The School of Nursing and Midwifery's international health studies and liaison group are hosting Professor Di Twigg of Edith Cowan University on 31 July 2013, when she will present her most recent research on 'Shaping the nursing workforce: how do we balance the scales?'
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Develop your research knowledge and skills

Develop your research knowledge and skills

The Schools of Health Professions and Nursing and Midwifery are delighted to be able to offer a funded bespoke research training programme for AHPs, nurses and midwives in the South East region.
For more information...

Funding awards for health research training
Clinical Academic Training Programme Internship programme:
Following successful completion of the internship programme for last year, the faculty has been awarded further funding for internships from September 2013 to March 2014. Find out more...
MRes (Clinical Research):
Twelve fully funded places will be available for each of the next three years on the Clinical Research MRes course in the Faculty of Health and Social Science.
Find out more...

Applications now open for the Santander scholarships, awards and grants

As part of the university's on-going membership of the Santander Universities network, funding opportunities for staff and students are again available up to the total value of £75,000. They include scholarships for masters and research study.
Find out more, including closing dates and how to apply...

The Springboard Grants Programme – helping to launch your ideas into reality!

This funding programme offers grants (of up to £1,000) to current students and staff at the university to support unique activities that will enrich and enhance the student and staff experience. These activities may be academic, professional or extra-curricular. They can be undertaken by individuals or groups, such as Students' Union clubs and societies.
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New research module (masters level)

A new masters-level research module, Principles of Research, has been developed by the School of Health Professions, as part of our Graduate Programme in Health and Social Sciences.
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Postgraduate students work with local community on health and wellbeing project

Postgraduate students work with local community on health and wellbeing project

A workshop run by The Bridge, a local community centre, and the School of Nursing and Midwifery has been helping people to think of ways to improve their health and wellbeing.
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Learning opportunities for leadership and management
Find out about learning opportunities for leadership and management across our faculty. We have a wide range of modules and postgraduate courses available.