Health and wellbeing is a rapidly changing and challenging area – both nationally and internationally. This programme is a distance-learning course delivered online. This course aims to equip future senior leaders and strategic thinkers in health and wellbeing with the knowledge, skills and expertise to enable them to take a leading role in responding to these complex issues. This course offers a full or part-time route to develop understanding, knowledge and expertise across a broad range of health and wellbeing subjects including mental health, weight management, the healthy environment, workplace wellbeing, healthy ageing, and contemporary issues. The course considers national and international trends and challenges in enabling sustainable population health and wellbeing, alongside developing students’ academic and professional skills to support both future career advancement and further research. Health and wellbeing practitioners work alongside active researchers and experienced lecturers to help you follow your passion for improving the health and wellbeing of others. You will develop the skills and knowledge to understand the bigger picture in health and wellbeing strategy, policy and intervention planning, as well as focusing on the challenges to maintaining health and wellbeing for marginalised groups. Inequalities in health and wellbeing persist despite action being taken at multiple levels. You will develop the ability to analyse the complexity of responding to diverse needs, and develop solutions that are grounded in theory, based in evidence and are pragmatic and workable. This will enhance your employment prospects as you will be building your own problem-solving expertise within this field. By the time you graduate, you will be able to apply your expertise and demonstrate that you are able to become a leader in this area going forwards, and/or progress on to doctoral-level study.
The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study. You will study four modules, followed by an independently studied MSc dissertation or an alternative work-based project. This will include two core modules along with two modules, from a choice of six options. Leading and Managing Change in Health and Wellbeing, Research Practice and a Dissertation or Work-based Project. Option modules include: Mental Health and Wellbeing in Contemporary Society, Weight Management: Social and Behavourial Aspects, The Healthy Environment. You will be also be required to choose one module from: Workplace Wellbeing, Healthy Ageing and Contemporary Issues for Specific Populations.
We use a range of assessment methods across the course, in recognition that communication in the arena of health and wellbeing needs to be diverse in order to reach diverse audiences. These include developing academic and practitioner posters and development plans. You'll also be assessed by writing journal articles, delivering video presentations, writing extended essays and critical literature reviews. We don’t use exams as a form of assessment but our assessment methods do challenge you to extend your range of communication skills, preparing you well for career advancement.
Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement. The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you. Usual entry requirements are an undergraduate degree in a related area at 2:2 classification or above. Alternatively, applicants with an undergraduate degree in an unrelated area, but with subsequent work-related experience in health and wellbeing, are encouraged to apply. We are able to consider applications from people who do not have a formal academic background, but who have significant and substantial work experience in an area relevant to health and wellbeing, through an application and assessment process. Additionally, applicants who have studied similar areas at postgraduate level can apply for accreditation of their prior certificated learning, where the learning outcomes for their former study can be mapped to the learning outcomes for this course. This course is only open to students who already have the right to live and study in the UK.
Fees and funding
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