At the heart of our courses and research is the desire to innovate to improve patient care and drive forward best practice in Health and Social Care. We encourage multidisciplinary working and have a reputation for being at the forefront of training high-quality health care professionals.
We ensure our educational provision meets professional regulatory requirements and achieves high standards. Our staff are multi-professional, have both clinical and academic credibility, and work across traditional boundaries. Studying at Masters level with us allows you to use the academic skills you gleaned at undergraduate level and build on your life experiences to become a qualified health care professional.
We run a selection of Masters level pre-registration courses in Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language, which do not require you to have already studied healthcare before. We also run Masters level courses such as MSc Health Research, or MSc Advanced Periodontal Practice for those that are looking to develop their existing knowledge and skills set in their field.
COVID-19 and teaching in the School of Health and Social Care
Throughout the pandemic, the safety of our community is our top priority. We appreciate that applicants, current students, and staff alike are bound to have questions about how things are currently working. Head over to our undergraduate page for FAQs about how we are managing teaching during the pandemic.
Not sure if a traditional Masters degree is for you? We have other options that can work around your commitments.
If you're thinking about a Masters degree, but don't have the time to commit to a full time course, our continuing professional development pathways may be the ideal option for you. By undertaking a series of CPD modules you can build up the credits and experience that will allow you to finish with an MSc degree in areas such as health care practice or medical and clinical education.
Alternatively if you want to develop your research skills then a one year Master of Science by Dissertation gives you this opportunity. These research degrees can be used as a springboard to a PhD, or can simply enhance your knowledge of an area of research interest that may help develop your career.
Places on our courses here at Essex are in high demand. To give yourself the best chance of securing your place here, we recommend you consider the following: