Health, Wellbeing and Social Care

MSc / PGDip / PGCert



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Entry requirements

The standard entry requirements for the programme are as follows:

  • A first degree in a relevant subject area, NVQ level 6 or equivalent or a relevant postgraduate qualification
  • A registered qualification with a UK professional regulatory organisation if a professional practice award is applied for that enables the student to practice in the UK. E.g. Registration with the NMC to undertake a named nursing award or registration with the HCPC to undertake a named Radiography or Physiotherapy award

Applications are welcome from students with non-standard qualifications or mature students (those over 21 years of age on entry) with significant experience. The University welcomes applications from all potential students and most important in the decision to offer a place is our assessment of a candidate’s potential to benefit from their studies and of their ability to succeed on this particular programme. Consideration of applications will be based on a combination of formal academic qualifications and other relevant experience.

English language requirements

Students for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.


If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »

Learning and assessment

The modules and programmes nested within the Framework offer students a wide range of delivery options E.g. simulated learning, group work, problem based learning, the capacity to acknowledge and build upon the previous knowledge and skills acquired through previous learning experiences including those in the work place.

This enables students to develop a full range of skills and competences appropriate to their work or professional field enabling them to function more effectively in the workplace.

Assessment strategy

Learning will be assessed against the Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes by the use of a variety of assessment techniques, offering opportunities for students to select modules which not only meet their identified learning needs but also their learning style and choice of assessment. Assessment options may include one or more of the following:

  • Written essay
  • Reflective case study
  • Reflective portfolio
  • Completion of a set number of competencies
  • Practical examination (OSC(E/P)
  • Computer based Multiple Choice Question Examination
  • Computer based open book exam
  • Seminar presentation
  • Written project report
  • Completion of a Dissertation/Final stage project
This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.