Applied Health Sciences, MSc

Applied Health Sciences, MSc

Introduction

Our MSc in Applied Health Sciences provides a flexible programme that can be individually tailored to align with your research interests and career goals whether that be in public health, global health, human nutrition or health economics.

This programme is also available to study part-time online.

Study Information

Study Options

Learning Mode
On Campus Learning
Degree Qualification
MSc
Duration
12 months or 24 months
Study Mode
Full Time or Part Time
Start Month
September or January
Location of Study
Aberdeen

Our MSc in Applied Health Sciences provides a flexible programme that can be individually tailored to align with your research interests and careers goals whether that be in public health, global health, human nutrition or health economics.

Our programme aims to equip students with the skills required to explore and evaluate a variety of health science topics, using one or more specific applied health disciplines as a focus point. These include Public Health, Global Health, Human Nutrition, and Health Economics. With a wide range of courses to choose from, you can tailor your qualification to your research interests and career aspirations.

Our MSc Applied Health Sciences is designed for clinicians and other healthcare professionals looking to build towards a certified postgraduate qualification. Excellent training will be provided to enhance your skills and career prospects in public policy, healthcare delivery, healthcare management or research.

Available Programmes of Study

We will endeavour to make all course options available; however, these may be subject to timetabling and other constraints. Please see our InfoHub pages for further information.

Fee Information

Additional Fee Information

  • Fees for individual programmes can be viewed in the Programmes section above.
  • In exceptional circumstances there may be additional fees associated with specialist courses, for example field trips. Any additional fees for a course can be found in our Catalogue of Courses.
  • For more information about tuition fees for this programme, including payment plans and our refund policy, please visit our InfoHub Tuition Fees page.

Scholarships

Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more and see our full range of scholarships.

How You'll Study

Learning Methods

  • E-learning
  • Individual Projects
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment Methods

A variety of different approaches (e.g. essays, exams, poster presentation in mini conference style, oral presentation) are used to assess student understanding, progress and performance throughout the programme.

Why Study Applied Health Sciences?

  • You can create a tailor-made masters programme by selecting from a broad range of elective courses that include health services research, health economics, clinical trials and other core skills.
  • Coordinators will work with you to guide the selection of elective courses at an early stage to ensure your qualification is aligned to your research interests and career aspirations.
  • You will be taught by academics from the Institute of Applied Health Sciences, a multidisciplinary grouping of University and NHS researchers, who have been training healthcare professionals for decades and who work to promote health and healthcare delivery.
  • Many of the academics involved in the delivery of our nutrition courses are based at the Rowett Institute, one of the leading and oldest nutrition research institutes in Europe.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications

The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

A health-related honours degree (a 2:2 or at least 60%) or be able to demonstrate evidence of equivalent experience in healthcare practice or research. We also consider applications from students with a pure science, social science or a humanities first degree who have a keen interest in health.

Please enter your country to view country-specific entry requirements.

English Language Requirements

To study for a Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 6.0; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 21; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 62 with: Listening - 59; Reading - 59; Speaking - 59; Writing - 59

Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency:

OVERALL - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 169; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

Read more about specific English Language requirements here.

Document Requirements

You will be required to supply the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this degree programme. If you have not yet completed your current programme of study, then you can still apply and you can provide your Degree Certificate at a later date.

Degree Transcript
a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
Personal Statement
a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular programme

Careers

This flexible degree allows you to develop your knowledge, experience, and a portfolio of work relating to your interests, strengths, previous training, and career aspirations. Whatever your professional goals, a qualification tailored this closely to your strengths and areas of interest will help you unlock a rewarding career.

Our Experts

Programme Coordinator
Dr Leone Craig

Information About Staff Changes

You will be taught by a range of experts including professors, lecturers, teaching fellows and postgraduate tutors. Staff changes will occur from time to time; please see our InfoHub pages for further information.

Facilities

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Health Sciences Building

Health Sciences Building

The Health Sciences building, located on the Foresterhill Health Campus, houses the purpose built Clinical Research Facility, researchers from the Institute of Applied Health Sciences and the Imaging Department which boasts state-of-the-art equipment

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Foresterhill Health Campus

Foresterhill Health Campus

The Foresterhill Health Campus is one of the largest clinical complexes in Europe which includes the Medical School, large teaching hospital, the Institute of Medical Sciences and the Rowett Institute.

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Sir Duncan Rice Library

Sir Duncan Rice Library

The University’s award winning Sir Duncan Rice Library is listed in the “Top 20 spellbinding University libraries in the World”. It contains over a million volumes, more than 300,000 e-books and 21,000 journals.

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Get in Touch

Contact Details

Address
Student Recruitment & Admissions
University of Aberdeen
University Office
Regent Walk
Aberdeen
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