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Our School of Health Sciences offers a number of 'pre-registration' master's courses that will enable you to change career in only two years if you already hold a relevant undergraduate degree. These courses provide the opportunity to gain professional registration in one of the allied health profession disciplines and embark on a meaningful and fulfilling career.

Our pre-registration courses are:

Why study with QMU?

  • Our pre-registration courses are an accelerated route to a new, rewarding career.
  • We are a leading provider of pre and post-registration master's courses in the allied health professions in Scotland.
  • We aim to provide the optimum balance of theoretical and practical learning, and you will gain invaluable experience on the placements that are intrinsic to each course.
  • We offer high quality specialist facilities on campus to help you prepare for clinical practice.
  • With our person-centred approach to teaching and learning, you won’t be lost in the crowd.

Strong professional links

Graduates of our pre-registration courses are eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) enabling them to practice. Placements are delivered within the NHS and third sector organisations across Scotland.

Our lecturing staff are closely connected to the NHS, professional bodies and clinicians, helping ensuring that your teaching is relevant and up-to-date. Most are actively involved in impactful research, through our research centres, informing their teaching.

Teaching and learning that builds your confidence and your professional capabilities

Places on our pre-registration courses are limited, ensuring that you receive excellent support as a student and benefit from sharing your experiences with classmates, who will come from across the globe. There is a strong emphasis on student-directed learning.

Teaching methods include keynote lectures, clinical workshops and tutorials, student-led seminars, group discussions, self-directed study clinical observation and practice. Directed learning materials will be delivered via our virtual learning environment (CANVAS) and comprise reading, self-assessment quizzes, workbooks, tutorial questions with answers and narrated lectures. With every stage of your journey with us, we build your confidence as well as your professional capabilities.

We use a variety of assessment methods, including written assignments, online examinations, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), self-appraisal, course work, ePortfolio, viva voce examinations, presentations and reflective portfolios and clinical assessment. Practice-based learning is a major component of each course.

Research informed teaching

The School has a strong record of both research and enterprise and knowledge exchange in fields such as; mental, health, physical activity, food science.

Learn more about our research centres

Find out more information on how to apply for a course at QMU.