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Arts - Health MA/PGDip/PGCert

Arts - Health MA/PGDip/PGCert

School of Art, Design and Fashion

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Preston

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    Full-time: One year, Part-time: Two years

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time and Part-time

  • Campus:

    Preston

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    MA/PGDip/PGCert

Why study this programme?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Arts-Health covers all the legal, research design, ethical, managerial, facilitation, academic, and theoretical knowledge and skills requisite of professional Arts-Health praxis. Students design their own research project and funding bid; write and publish a journal article, comparatively evaluating their own Arts-Health praxis with established approaches to health; and manages and facilitates their own Arts-Health project. The PGDip covers all the former, plus the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings and the specialist practical skills for effective Arts-Health praxis, as well as professional placement as a reflective practitioner. Students create, document, and evaluate their own professional Arts-Health project; complete a professional practice placement; and produce a reflective portfolio based upon experiential learning. Studying MA Arts-Health, you will cover all the former, plus synthesis of the entire curriculum into a full-scale publishable professional Arts-Health project or thesis under expert one-to-one supervision.


Entry Requirements

The application process addresses your strengths and requirements in respect of:

  1. Experiential/ vocational learning;
  2. Communication and interpersonal skills;
  3. Academic ability.

We prefer you to have achieved a first/ higher second-class BA or BSc. You are welcome with qualifications in subjects across the arts and health but are required to demonstrate commitment to arts-health. If you do not have the preferred entry qualifications, you will be considered with equivalent qualifications or if you can show that you will benefit from this course and are capable of achievement.

International Applicants should be able to demonstrate IELTS of at least 6.5.

Programme at a Glance

Induction: first 2 weeks of September - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings, 6-9pm or flexible.

PG Cert, PG Dip, and MA:

  • Lectures, Seminars, and Discussion Groups: 12 weeks from September until January – Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm or flexible.
  • Seminars, Lectures, and Discussion Groups: 12 weeks from September until January – Wednesday evenings, 6-9pm or flexible.
  • Practical Skills Sessions, Role-Play Workshops, Seminars, and Discussion Groups: 12 weeks from September until January - Thursday evenings, 6-9pm.
  • Formative Assessments: at week 12 in January, students submit work-in-progress and receive 3 comprehensive written reports detailing all that is required to maximise achievement by the time of actual assessment in April.
  • Independent Study with in-person, email, or telephone tutorials: 12 weeks from January until April and throughout the whole course.

Assessments: at week 24 during April, students: devise, manage, and facilitate a project (such as a painting workshop for enhancing educational achievements amongst children with Asperger's Syndrome) and submit bound project management documentation of 2,000-3,000 words/ equivalent; write a journal article of 2,500-3,500 words/ equivalent; produce a research funding bid with ethics forms; and receive 3 assessment reports with grades.

Graduation: students can choose to graduate at the Graduation Awards in December (or by special arrangement in July) or transfer to the Postgraduate Diploma, or Master of Arts in Arts-Health, or apply to undertake an MPhil/ PhD in Arts-Health. This is also an excellent opportunity to apply for funding.

PG Dip, and MA ONLY:

Practical Skills Sessions, Lectures, Seminars, & Discussion Groups: 12 weeks from January until April – Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm or flexible.
Action Learning Sets, Practical Skills Sessions, Seminars, and Lectures: 12 weeks from January until April - Wednesday evenings, 6-9pm or flexible.
Formative Assessments: at week 24 during April, students submit work-in-progress and receive 2 comprehensive written reports detailing all that is required to maximise achievement by the time of actual assessment in July.
Practice Placement and Independent Study with in-person, email, or telephone tutorials: 12 weeks from April until July and throughout the whole course.
Assessments: at week 36 during July/August, students realise a project (such as a public health art exhibition pertaining to Cerebral Palsy) and submit bound project documentation of 2,500–3,500 words/ equivalent; reflective practice of 3,500-5,000 words/ equivalent; and receive 2 assessment reports with grades.

Graduation: students can graduate at the Graduation Awards in December or transfer to the Master of Arts in Arts-Health, or apply to undertake an MPhil/ PhD in Arts-Health. This is also an excellent opportunity to apply for funding.

MA Only:

Specialist Guidance, Discussion Groups, Seminars, and Lectures: 36 weeks from September until July – Friday evenings, 6-9pm or flexible.
Formative Assessments: at week 24 during April, students submit work-in-progress and receive a comprehensive written report detailing all that is required to maximise achievement by the time of actual assessment in July/August.
Assessments: at week 36 during July/August, students realise a project (such as a theatre performance about Tourette's Syndrome for reducing stigma) and submit bound supporting documentation of approximately 3,500 words/ equivalent or a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words/ equivalent; and receive an assessment report and grade.

Graduation: students can graduate at the Graduation Awards in December and apply to undertake an MPhil/ PhD in Arts-Health. This is also an excellent opportunity to apply for funding.

Postgraduate Advice Event

The date of the next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be confirmed soon, in the meantime please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.

Further Information

PG Cert, PG Dip, and MA:

Research Design: You design and critique your own arts-health research project, complete ethical approval and funding (Distinction/ Merit/ Pass/ Fail : 48 Contact Hours within 200 Study Hours).
Arts-Health Analysis: You critically evaluate ethos, theories, and evidence-bases for varying approaches to arts-health then write a journal article that articulates and comparatively evaluates your own arts-health praxis (Distinction/ Merit/ Pass/ Fail : 48 Contact Hours within 200 Study Hours).
Arts Project Management: You develop refined project management skills and facilitate your arts-health project (such as a workshop) together with risk assessments, health & safety compliance, and professional evaluation (Distinction/ Merit/ Pass/ Fail: 48 Contact Hours within 200 Study Hours).

PG Dip and MA ONLY:

Arts-Health Praxis: You synthesise social-cultural theories and philosophy with artistic processes and techniques to devise, realise, and critically evaluate your own arts-health project with documentation (Distinction/ Merit/ Pass/ Fail: 48 Contact Hours within 200 Study Hours).
Community Enhancement: You complete a practice placement and arts-health project by learning agreement then evaluate experiential learning through reflective practice (Distinction/ Merit/ Pass/ Fail: 96 Contact Hours within 400 Study Hours).

MA ONLY:

Dissertation/ Integrated Project: You define a specialist arts-health project, complete research, and realise your project or thesis (Distinction/ Merit/ Pass/ Fail: 144 Contact Hours within 600 Study Hours).

How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

Applications

Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2017/18

Full-time: £6,300 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,050 per 20 credits for first 120 credits studied (UK/EU)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

New UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme

The UK Government has confirmed that a new postgraduate loan scheme will be introduced for students commencing a Full Masters Postgraduate programmes from 2016/17 academic year.

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Learning Environment and Assessment

Study Hours include Contact Hours (attendance) plus Independent Study. We recommend attending all Contact Hours but flexible learning is facilitated for almost the entire course through CD-ROM and tutorials. You learn by: independent study, tutorials, electronic resources, practical skills sessions, role-play workshops, lectures, seminars, and discussion groups. PG Dip students also learn by practice placement; MA students also learn by specialist guidance. You are supported in lifelong learning, personal development, finding placements, and employability or Continuing Professional Development.

Our students achieve absolute excellence and outright success in learning, graduating, and securing employment. We are wholly welcoming, providing optimum support throughout the course and beyond.

PG Cert, PG Dip, and MA: research funding bid and ethics forms, journal article, project and project management documentation . PG Dip and MA: project with evaluation, practice placement and reflective portfolio. MA: integrated project/dissertation.

Opportunities

Students achieved careers as:

  • Inter-agency Training Managers for criminal justice, health, and social services.
  • Arts-Health Officers.
  • Arts-Health Consultants.
  • Community Managers.
  • Specialist Teachers.
  • Project Managers.