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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Dundee City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course brings together people from a range of backgrounds (healthcare professionals, designers, business people, charity professionals etc.) who are passionate about improving health and wellbeing and who can bring their experiences and skills, and work with other people, to generate creative response to problems in this field.

You will benefit from the cross-disciplinary expertise of the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, the School of Medicine and the School of Health Sciences. The V&A Dundee’s Design for Business team also contribute to the design modules. The course will support you in the development of your skillsets through collaboration with people from different backgrounds and working with experts in their fields.

The course will introduce and explore key issues and concepts related to both healthcare and design to give you a foundation for consequent modules which allow you to apply the skills that you have learnt. You will also, at various stages, be immersed in healthcare settings to develop deep insights into these settings, identify the challenges and needs of the healthcare sector and develop responses to these challenges. These may range from products, spaces, services, or systems.

We have access to multiple healthcare settings, both locally and further afield, including Ninewells Hospital which is internationally renowned, allowing you to immerse and learn in real-world setting. We also have excellent facilities to support you to design and make physical or digital prototypes.

A range of potential job opportunities are available for graduates of this course, in both the private and public sectors. Some examples of potential opportunities include:

  • Graduates from this programme could progress into roles in policy in NHS or equivalent, Scottish / UK / Overseas governments, or other governmental policy roles.
  • Health industries or design companies which aim to improve people's lives through innovation in healthcare design.
  • Collaborative private/ healthcare ventures focussing on design of new technologies and innovative systems.
  • Roles within healthcare settings (hospitals, care centres etc.) to apply learning from the programme.

It is anticipated that some students will progress to doctoral study to extend their research in the field.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Dundee

  • University League Table

    31st

  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 86 18

    1st out of 35 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    185 83%

    6th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%

    67th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    22nd

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    243 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    11th

    6

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