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Health & Wellbeing

This course is suitable for a wide range of health professionals and covers a broad range of healthcare issues, allowing for career development in health and social care, education, leisure and health promotion and management. It provides an opportunity to develop professionally within your area of interest and expertise, practically applying your knowledge and developing leadership skills.

You can exit with a PGCert after completing 60 credits or with a PGDip after completing 120 credits. For the PGDip there are two 30 credit compulsory modules (Health and wellbeing: Challenges and controversies; and Advanced research methods). You may then decide to study a suite of optional modules in Applied Healthcare Ethics; Professional Decision Making and Accountability; Therapeutic Communication Skills; and Leadership in Professional Practice, to the value of 60 credits or, alternatively opt to study modules within subject-specific 60 credit pathways: Neuroscience; Case management; Diabetes care; Stroke care; Urology; Continence; Stoma care; or Forensic healthcare. For the award of the Masters degree, a further 60 credits must be completed in the form of a dissertation project.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have gained:

(i) an Honours or non-Honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or

(ii) an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification; or

(iii) have a relevant professional qualification in health and/or social care


(iv) have successfully completed level 6 research study.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.



Attendance at classes is compulsory.

Careers or further progression

Career options

This degree covers a broad range of healthcare issues allowing for careers in health and social care, education, leisure and health promotion and management.

Further enquiries

Karen McCarroll
T: +44 (0)28 9036 8983

Dr Wendy Cousins
T: +44 (0)28 9036 6185

Subjects taught

Year one

Advanced Methods in Research and Development in Health and Social Care

Health and Wellbeing: challenges and controversies

Year two

Key Principles in Urological Cancer
This module is optional

Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
This module is optional

Principles of Forensic Healthcare Practice
This module is optional

Interactive Holistic Forensic Healthcare Practice
This module is optional

Fundamental Principles in Stoma Care
This module is optional

Challenges in Advanced Practice in Stoma care
This module is optional

Issues in Progressing Practice in Stoma Care
This module is optional

Advancing Care for People with Urological Disorders

Innovation in Case Management

Essential Principles in Adult Continence Promotion

Essential Principles in Urology and Continence

Advancing Care for People with Continence Disorders

Leadership in Professional Practice

Professional Decision Making and Accountability

Therapeutic Communication Skills for Health and Social Care Professionals

Underpinnings of Neuroscience Care

Enhancing person-centred management in diabetes care

Applying evidence informed practice for screening and prevention of complications from diabetes

Advanced Communication and Education approaches in Health and Social Care Practice

Enhancing Neuroscience Practice

Applied Pathophysiology for Case Management

Applied Health Care Ethics

Year three

MSc research project

Application date

Application is through the University's online application system.

Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2020/21

Postgraduate Information Session 20 February 2020
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