What will I learn?

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.

The programme has been designed with flexibility in mind giving students various entry routes to the programme.

Direct entry to the PgCert, PgDip or MSc programmes, Use credits earned from our On-Demand short courses towards the PgCert, PgDip or MSc award, Option to transfer from other relevant Institute of Applied Health Sciences postgraduate programmes e.g. students studying the PgCert in Research Methods for Health can use their credits towards the PgDip or MSc.

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. MSc Applied Health Sciences will help you progress your career in healthcare. Your MSc qualification will be recognised by employers and educational institutions around the world.

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.

Which department am I in?

University of Aberdeen

Study options

Full Time (24 Months)

Tuition fees
Students starting during 2021/22 academic year: £1115 (CHARGED ON A MODULAR BASIS PER 15 CREDITS); students who started during 2020/21 academic year: £970; students who started before August 2020: £835

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

University of Aberdeen

Directorate of External Relations,

King's College,

Aberdeen,

Aberdeen, City Of,

AB24 3FX, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Arts/Humanities/Business/Social Sciences: For entry to the Master of Arts (MA) programme, students should have a minimum of: High School GPA of 3.0 Plus one of the following standardised tests: SAT score of 1250 (post-March 2016), with 600 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, OR ACT composite score of 26. Entry to a Master of PhD programme usually requires the equivalent of a 2:1 (Upper Second Class Honours) British degree, or a 2:2 (Lower Second Class) British Degree. Bachelor’s degree (GPA: 3.0+) from an accredited university or college in a relevant subject. Postgraduate programmes at the University of Aberdeen and other British universities do not generally require standardised tests such as the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT etc. Instead, applicants are assessed on the merit and relevance of their undergraduate studies, as well as references and personal statement. IELTS overall score - 6.5, Listening - 5.5 or above, Reading - 5.5 or above, Speaking - 5.5 or above, Writing - 6.0 or above, TOEFL iBT overall score - 90, Listening - 17 or above, Reading - 18 or above, Speaking - 20 or above, Writing - 21 or above.

For international students

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. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows: IELTS Academic: OVERALL - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0 TOEFL iBT: OVERALL - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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About University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen ranks in the top 160 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022).

  • Excellent graduate outcomes and employment prospects
  • Olympic-standard Aberdeen Sports Village and Aquatic Centre
  • Fifth oldest university in the UK
  • Study abroad opportunities through Erasmus

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