The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2017. They should be used as a general guide.
We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful.
Degree and/or experience
Applicants should normally possess:
- a good honours degree (normally first or 2:1) from a UK educational institution or equivalent recognised award from an overseas institution
- recent professional qualifications and relevant experience, normally recognised registration or recordable qualification
- directly relevant experience which will normally mean work that is recent (within the last five years), and has been based in health or social care, or engaged in community health-related, or voluntary sector settings. Applicants will need to demonstrate an ability to study and write at level 7.
- a clear rationale and interest for personal and professional development in community health, and a commitment to masters level study.
- There are no requirements for organising practice placements, but please note, some optional modules may require students to apply their learning to a practice setting so they will need to check the assessments if they are not already employed in a relevant health or social care setting.
- Claims for the Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning (APeL) will be considered. As is normal in the Graduate Programme, this will differentiate between different levels i.e. a maximum APeL of 90 Level 7 credits for a Masters, 60 Level 7 credits for a PG Dip, 30 Level 7 credits for a PG Cert.
- Students with disabilities are welcome and will have their needs addressed and reasonable adjustments made in accordance with the requirements of the Equalities Act and in accordance with university policy and practice.
- If you are unable to meet the above requirements, you may be able to register for a standalone module. Students who are successful studying one module and are awarded credits may then be eligible, after consultation with the course leader, to enrol for further modules and the course.
For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 7.0 overall and a minimum of 6.5 in the other elements, or equivalent qualification. Students with lower scores can enter through our extended masters programme.