This distinctive postgraduate programme looks at illness and medicine from a social perspective. It is a taught programme rooted in medical sociology, offering a multi-faceted exploration of health and illness. The key focus is the intersection between the medical world (health, illness, professions) with the social context and social relations.
This MA has been formally recognised by the Nursing Services Directorate as part of the professional advancement of the nursing profession. It will also appeal if you are interested in working in health or medical care settings in the public, private or voluntary sectors. As a graduate, you will have a richer and more professional CV profile by acquiring essential transferable skills related to critical analysis and critical writing, together with those related to conducting research within the social and health contexts.