School of Health Professionals Masters Courses – funding options available

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School of Health Professionals Masters Courses

Our MSc programmes are your entry route through to professional registration with the Heath and Care Professions Council (HCPC), a well as the regulatory body of your chosen profession, enabling you to become gain the knowledge and skills required to become a confident health professional. Studying in the South West, practice placements are in a variety of settings throughout, both within hospitals and the community.

Health students may be eligible to receive an additional £5,000 payment each year

The NHS Learning Support Fund provides additional funding for eligible healthcare students. It is supplementary financial support to the mainstream student loans system and is intended to support students whilst they train and gain professional registration.

Find out more about the bursary here


Within the School of Health Professions, we are committed to shaping our students into the best health professionals they can be. Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in our brand-new InterCity Place building, will help students maximise their potential and develop their core skills.

Find out more about our facilities and the new InterCity Place building here

MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Do you want to promote and restore people’s health and well-being? On this two-year masters programme you’ll learn how to enhance people’s occupational engagement in everyday life in order to meet their biological, psychological, social and spiritual needs through exploration and adaptation. You will become a highly skilled, reflective, and confident occupational therapy practitioner, able to critically evaluate the importance of occupational engagement for every stage of an individual’s life.

Find out more here

MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)

Become a fully qualified Physiotherapist in two years with this full-time accelerated course for graduates. This programme will develop your clinical, leadership, management, and research skills allowing you to graduate armed with the skills and experience to treat complex patients and which promote progression within your Physiotherapy career.

Find out more here

PgDip Social Work

Social workers support children and families through child protection procedures, fostering and adoption and youth justice to name but a few. They also support adults with issues including disability, drug and alcohol dependency, mental health, homelessness and safeguarding. You’ll gather insights and develop a real understanding of social work through our highly commended approach to integrated learning.

Find out more here

Fees, costs & funding:

Thinking of starting a postgraduate course this year? You could get help to pay for your course and living costs.

Find out more about your eligibility for a postgraduate loan

Find out more about the postgraduate international scholarships

Alumni loyalty reward for postgraduate study

The University applies a discretionary alumnus reward where alumni meet certain criteria on particular postgraduate taught courses.

  • a 20% discount on home/EU tuition fees
  • or a £2,000 discount on international tuition fees

For further details, programme exclusions and contact information, please see our alumnus discount policy: alumni discount policy.


Understanding where your degree subject could take you is an important first step in career planning. Due to the transferrable nature of the skills you gain from your studies, you may discover that there is a much wider range of opportunities open to you within this profession that you may first appreciate.

View the courses available in the School of Health Professions, including details of how to apply here

Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International applicants.

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