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Sexual Health Studies

1 Year
September 2022
Campus Taught

On this MSc in Sexual Health Studies course, you’ll critically evaluate contemporary thinking and its impact on sexual health knowledge and practice. The course is suitable for those with either a clinical or non-clinical background and who may be employed within the NHS or other organisations.

Why study with us

  • The team have a wide range of expertise and skills within sexual health practice, all having credible and longstanding careers in the sexual health field within the NHS, Local Authority or Third Sector, addressing various sexual health issues with diverse individuals and groups. Some are sexual health nurses and continue to maintain their skills and knowledge through NMC nurse teacher registration. Others teach on our MSc Psychosexual Therapy course and BSc Sexual Health programme.
  • You’ll also benefit from their up-to-date evidence and research-based practice and their membership of the Associate Members of the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health, as well as members of other professional forums (BASHH, NHIVNA, GUNA & Higher Education Academy).
  • The MSc Sexual Health Studies programme is delivered on a part-time and full-time basis divided into nine modules.

What you'll do

  • You can choose a module offering a placement in a sexual health service to meet clinical competencies of the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare and the British Association for Sexual Health & HIV.
  • You’ll have access to flexible option modules that include online and face-to-face learning with negotiated assessment methods to suit your learning style.
  • We work with a range of businesses and organisations and, as part of your postgraduate studies, we’ll can help with work experience opportunities.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus, with some online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

An MSc in Sexual Health Studies can lead to career development opportunities and continuing professional development. 

Fees and Funding

Full-time£7100 per year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Full-time£13500 per year
Full-time£13500 per year
Full-time£7800 per year
Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Full-time£14500 per year
Full-time£8,400 per year
Part-time£900 per 20 credits
Full-time£15,500 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Community Health and Midwifery located in the Faculty of Health and Care

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