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Health Communication by Web Based Learning MA

University of Nottingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Nottingham

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The study of health communication is a rapidly expanding field and this distance learning programme has been designed to reflect the growing interest in and importance of health care communication. From clinical consultations to health care policy, language plays a key role in promoting health, facilitating understanding and managing the emotional climate of health care.

This course provides a unique opportunity to investigate language and communication in various health care contexts. The course gives a thorough grounding in the concepts, theories and research methods used in this area. It will be of interest for those wishing to develop careers in the area of health communication, for example:

  • health promotion officers
  • health information managers
  • hospital administrators
  • medical and allied health practitioners (such as doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, speech therapists and occupational therapists)
  • workers in the voluntary sector
  • workers based in health or lifestyle charities
  • healthcare communication professionals

The course is run by the University’s Health Language Research Group, with its rich membership of clinical practitioners and scholars, and is affiliated to the schools of Health Sciences, Sociology and Social Policy, and English Studies, all of which look to communication as a way of making sense of health care.

Key facts

  • This course is a distance learning programme and includes the option of voluntary day schools held for participants in Nottingham
  • The course is taught using software called Moodle
  • The School of English was ranked: 13th in the UK for English in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, 13th for English by the Complete University Guide 2020, and 49th for English Language and Literature in the QS World University Rankings 2019
  • We are ranked 9th in the UK by 'research power' (REF 2014)

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 10,200per 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 Nottingham

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  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
The university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham in September every year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 35 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    184 76%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%



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