Postgraduate Taught Programmes
Taught postgraduate programmes at the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health are conversion courses, introducing students to a new subject with the aim of providing a dynamic and critical understanding of their chosen health speciality. Working alongside peers, School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health experts and practitioners in the local area, our students will develop advanced skills in collaborative, creative and effective health practice.
Courses are delivered through short intensive classroom blocks with supported self-learning. This form of teaching style is designed to suit all needs, whether you are studying full-time or balancing your study with professional commitments. Teaching methods on all programmes include lectures, seminars and tutorials, practical sessions, structured reading, self-paced learning, independent study and research and analysis.
All the programmes are flexible and you can complete the courses through full-time, part-time or modular study. Most programmes are delivered at the Queen's Campus, Stockton.
There are a number of guest lectures and seminars delivered through the School Seminar Series that are presented by individuals from all corners of the earth who are renowed internationally for their experties and knowledge in their particular field of work. All staff and students are welcome to attend these events.
Drawing on its research strengths and staff expertise, our School offers two distinctive MSc courses, with a range of core and optional modules. The School also offers Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate in these areas.
One other course is being offered as a Postgraduate Certificate.
PGC in Health Research Methods
In addition, the School offers two joint courses, which are delivered at the Durham Campus:
- MA in History and Philosophy of Science a collaborative venture with the Department of Philosophy which studies the foundational underpinnings of contemporary medicine and health practice that can shed light on today's issues.
- MA/MSc in Spirituality, Theology and Health, which is a collaborative venture with the Department of Theology & Religion, focusing on the interdisciplinary and inter-professional issues that emerge in the study of spirituality and wellbeing, particularly in the healthcare context.
INTERCALATION MSc & MA
Intercalation offers you an opportunity to:
- enhance your abilities and knowledge as a health professional as you train for your first degree in medicine or dentistry
- explore new subjects
- enhance existing skills and knowledge
- gain additional transferable skills
- foster the development of a new circle of friends
- develop future professional network opportunities.
Intercalation does require an extra year of study however the additional knowledge, skills and experience you gain can make a significant difference to your future employability, significantly enhancing your career options.
CPD: Continuing Professional Development
The School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health offers three different forms of CPD.
- Accredited CPD, allows you to do individual modules from our formal postgraduate courses as stand-alone courses. These courses are especially suitable for NHS staff. Formal and transferable postgraduate academic credits are awarded to all students who successfully complete individual accredited CPD modules.
- Practice-oriented CPD, are half or full day courses on specific diseases and treatment options. Certificates are awarded on completion, however, practice-oriented CPD courses do not not attract transferable university credits. Details of these courses are provided periodically throughout the year.
- CPD in Health, Leadership and Management courses are run in conjunction with NHS Trusts and other health related organisations on a bespoke basis.