Women’s Health MSc

Entry Requirements


The course has been developed in response to a number of reports and industry organisations, such as: Women’s Health and Equality Consortium; High Quality Women’s Health Care: A proposal for change (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 2011); Royal College of General Practitioners Curriculum (2010), which identified the importance for health professionals to work together to ensure that the experiences and needs of women within a multicultural context are reflected in care provision.

This course will enable students to choose from a range of modules to ensure a bespoke approach to their learning, enabling practitioners to critically consider their own practice in relation to a changing multi-cultural society in which the health needs of women have arguably become more diverse. In view of this societal shift, the course will be delivered within a multicultural context, by a range of research active academic staff supplemented by a variety of Clinicians working in the area of Women’s Health from the region and beyond.


Programme Structure:

The modules given below are the latest example of the curriculum available on this degree programme. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to change from time to time for reasons which include curriculum enhancement, staff changes, student numbers, improvements in technology, changes to placements or regulatory or external body requirements.

Core Modules

  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Gender Based Violence
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis Research
  • The Public Health agenda for women: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Research Dissertation

Option modules

  • The Provision of Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Work Based Learning/Individual Study
  • The Older Woman
  • Women’s Oncology
  • Leadership for Women: Coaching and Mentoring- OR Leadership and Health Provision
  • Rural Women’s Health

You will need to study a total of seven modules to complete the MSc (five core, and two optional).

You will be encouraged to address assignments through your chosen discipline. Most taught lectures will be delivered within the University Centre and supported with access to learning materials.  Some modules will also incorporate online learning.

Modules include 400 hours learning activity with no less than 20 hours contact time



You will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods including via coursework assignments, which may focus on clinical reviews, posters, or data manipulation exercises.

The research dissertation is assessed by the production of a substantial review paper and an academic research article suitable for publication in an appropriate research journal.


The Women’s Health course will respond to doctors and allied health professionals engaging in CPD seeking to enhance their knowledge of the health issues facing women in contemporary society. The inclusivity of modules ensures that students from across a wide spectrum of practice can engage with this course.

Entry Requirements

Applications are invited from those with related undergraduate degrees or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience, health professionals, International students and NHS staff.

Course content enquiries

Dr June Keeling

Programme Leader

  • Email: j.keeling@chester.ac.uk
  • Telephone: 01244 513860