Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from a wide range of backgrounds. Check here for the entry requirements for the MSc Health Humanities and Arts.

To apply for the MSc Health Humanities and Arts you should normally possess:

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent.
  • If you do not meet the academic entry requirements, we may still consider your application if you have relevant work experience and submit a Personal Statement demonstrating a high level of motivation, and indicating why you wish to take this particular study route.
  • A reference must be submitted with the application. The reference must be specific to your application, on headed paper, signed by the referee and recently dated (within the last 6 months), or uploaded directly by your referee.

Applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:

  • An undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module); TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 23 in each module); CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in each module); Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components; PTE Academic (test centre only): total 76 overall with 62 in each component.
  • Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than three and a half years old at the beginning of your degree programmes. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.   

The programme will be targeting graduates who are:

  • Health or social care practitioners interested in advancing their learning.
  • Those working in the voluntary sector associated with health and wellbeing, often using creative and relational approaches.
  • Arts and humanities graduates interested in extending their work into the health field.
  • Creative practitioners and artists with an interest in both applied and theoretical/intellectual conceptualisations of their work. 
  • Social scientists (e.g. sociologists) seeking an opportunity to apply their graduate knowledge specifically to health.
  • Graduates and professionals in Health Management, Health Policy and other disciplines seeking to bridge interdisciplinary approaches in health theory, policy and practice.  
  • Film, documentary and moving image undergraduates with an interest in applying practical skills in health settings.
  • Based internationally and interested in learning in a creative space while acquiring a diverse, interdisciplinary knowledge base of health and illness – from East to West and reflecting on Global Health Challenges.

Check out our range of funding opportunities on the University's funding webpages