St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

The burden of chronic disease in our society is growing, and innovative methods and highly trained individuals are needed to successfully tackle the problem from all sides. This vocational degree provides students with the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding of facilitating, managing and supporting behaviour change at individual, group and population levels.

There is a need, in a range of public health settings, such as clinical, healthcare, social care or public health departments for highly skilled, autonomous and analytical employees specialising in the prevention, assessment and management of chronic diseases.

The MSc in Chronic Disease Management at St Mary’s University is rooted in developing your skills at promoting and supporting behaviour change, expanding your research expertise, equipping you to obtain a Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework Passport, and enhancing your ability to tackle chronic disease in individuals and through public bodies. This course is ideal for those looking to progress their career within their current organisation, or provide the vital skills and experience necessary to embark on a career working with individuals and groups to tackle chronic disease.

Course Modules

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.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
MSc
1 year
Full Time
MSc £7,000 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,650 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £7,000 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £13,650 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £7,000 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £13,650 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • o qualify for entry, students are required to have a 2:1 honours degree or above from a UK university or equivalent qualification from overseas, in a relevant subject. This includes degrees in nutrition, biosciences and applied health degrees such as nursing, medicine or allied health, health and exercise science or social science. Evidence of recent academic study or a period of professional experience in a relevant field with appropriate experience and responsibilities are required. Individual consideration will be given to those who have obtained a 2:2 degree classification. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or a recognised equivalent.