Chronic Disease Management at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS

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Course summary

Our Master's degree in Chronic Disease Management is designed to develop your skills and the expertise needed to promote and support behaviour change. Why study Chronic Disease Management? Chronic disease in our society is on the increase, and although there is strong evidence that lifestyle adjustment can prevent and manage chronic disease, many face complex and challenging barriers to achieving lifestyle behaviour change. Innovative methods and highly trained individuals are needed to successfully tackle the problem from all sides. There's a need in a range of health settings - including clinical, healthcare, social care and public health departments - for highly skilled, autonomous and analytical employees that specialise in the prevention, assessment and management of chronic diseases. Such employers report that it is currently challenging to find candidates with the experience and skillset needed. This degree will produce highly skilled graduates to address this gap. This skill-enriching Master’s programme provides you with the opportunity to enhance skills, knowledge and understanding of facilitating, managing and supporting behaviour change at individual, group and population levels. The degree also aims to expand your research expertise. Chronic Disease Management MSc is ideal if you're looking to progress your current career and provides the vital skills and experience necessary to embark on a career working to tackle chronic disease.


The teaching will be delivered using a combination of a few intensive week-long blocks spread throughout the year and blended learning involving bi-monthly on-site teaching and on-line seminars and discussion. There will be a time-commitment for 8 mid-week sessions per semester and 4 of these will require on-site attendance. Students will participate in regular on-line discussion throughout the course. An additional 15 day commitment is required for completion of the embedded work placement. A number of different work formats are available for the work placement and students working in relevant areas may be able to complete this in their current workplace.

Assessment method

Assessment is by online discussion, essays, case studies, reflective accounts, presentations, practical assessment, literature reviews, an evaluative report and a research dissertation. Support is provided for assignments and the additional needs of those returning to study after a considerable break will be identified.

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree or above from a UK university, or equivalent, in a relevant subject. Relevant degrees include nutrition, biosciences and applied health degrees (such as nursing, medicine or allied health), health and exercise science or social science. Individual consideration will be given to those who have obtained a 2:2 degree classification (or equivalent). Evidence of recent academic study - or a period of professional experience with responsibilities in a relevant field - is also required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £16350 Year 1
England £9300 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9300 Year 1
Scotland £9300 Year 1
Wales £9300 Year 1
International £16350 Year 1

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Chronic Disease Management at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS