Health Humanities and Arts, M.Sc. in UK

The University of Edinburgh

Study in:United Kingdom
73 days
Deadline: 31 Aug 2019


The Health Humanities and Arts program from The University of Edinburgh offers a unique perspective within the embryonic interdisciplinary field of health humanities. You will have the opportunity to undertake a program that brings arts and humanities knowledge and practices to bear upon health and well being in relation to, for example, patient empowerment, self-reflection in health professionals and policymakers, and the impact upon bodily markers of health.

You will explore how performing and fine arts, film, literature and other art forms offer creative and intellectually stimulating ways of (re)conceptualising and (re)presenting health, illness and disability, and are especially good at enriching knowledge of individual and community experiences of health and illness while also challenging structural issues in society. Innovative, experiential and collaborative approaches will encourage ‘hands-on’ learning; acknowledging and encouraging the expression of personal experiences in the co-construction of Health Humanities and Arts knowledge.

Program Structure

Teaching and learning are offered through a series of taught core and optional courses that form an innovative and engaging program. Educational activities include lecture, seminar, workshops, group and individual tasks, many of which are student-led. The program is campus-based but makes use of creative digital technologies to ensure a high-quality, exciting learning experience.

The programme will equip you with knowledge and understanding of:

  • theoretical understandings of health and well-being
  • approaches linking the creative and the artistic with health and well-being
  • debates about research and research evidence in the field of social science research
  • transferable interpersonal, conceptual and analytical skills, including critical thinking, self-evaluation and research.

Academic Requirements

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.

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