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Master's Degree in Health and Life Quality Research

Academic year 2018-19 | 60 credits | 25 places

New student profile and admission criteria

 It is recommended that applicants have a licentiate or bachelor's degree in one of the disciplines of the health sciences such as nursing, physiotherapy, medicine, psychology, occupational therapy, etc. However, the emphasis the programme places on research-related competences and the focus of the contents of the programme could make it appropriate for those with other socio-healthcare-related backgrounds who wish to work in the field of health.

In any case, the personal and academic traits that are considered desirable for applicants to this Master's programme are the following:

  • Motivated and attracted to the context of health and quality of life;
  • Interested in research;
  • Initiative, dynamism, and the leadership to find solutions;
  • The ability to analyse and synthesise information; and
  • Aptitude in the English language as a resource for finding, reading, and expressing information in writing.

The Academic Committee of this Master's programme is in charge of admitting candidates. If the number of applicants who meet the eligibility requirements is lower than the established maximum number of students, all candidates will be able to enrol. If this number is greater than the maximum, the Academic Committee will assess applicants' merits in order to determine which candidates will have the right to enrol.

These merits include the academic transcript from students' bachelor's degree studies (weighted at 70%), prior postgraduate experience, and students' CVs.

Academic and professional goals

The objective of this Master's programme is to complete the training of students who wish to focus their careers on research and its later practical application in scientific fields related to health and the quality of life. The skills provided in this programme will allow graduates to meet the health-related demands created by the social and economic transformations that have taken place at local and global levels and which require attention from a comprehensive point of view.

The contents of the programme are set up as the natural continuation of the UIB's bachelor's degree programmes in health sciences, especially the programmes in nursing and physiotherapy, but also psychology, teaching, psycho-pedagogy, and social work. The inclusion in the Master's programme of various areas of knowledge leads to synergies that improve the perspective of each professional when it comes to confronting different and complex situations that arise in the world of health and quality of life.

Access to other study programmes and career opportunities

It is recommended that applicants have a licentiate or bachelor's degree in one of the disciplines of the health sciences such as nursing, physiotherapy, medicine, psychology, occupational therapy, etc. However, the emphasis the programme places on research-related competences and the focus of the contents of the programme could make it appropriate for those with other socio-healthcare-related backgrounds who wish to work in the field of health.

In any case, the personal and academic traits that are considered desirable for applicants to this Master's programme are the following:

  • Motivated and attracted to the context of health and quality of life;
  • Interested in research;
  • Initiative, dynamism, and the leadership to find solutions;
  • The ability to analyse and synthesise information; and
  • Aptitude in the English language as a resource for finding, reading, and expressing information in writing.

The Academic Committee of this Master's programme is in charge of admitting candidates. If the number of applicants who meet the eligibility requirements is lower than the established maximum number of students, all candidates will be able to enrol. If this number is greater than the maximum, the Academic Committee will assess applicants' merits in order to determine which candidates will have the right to enrol.

These merits include the academic transcript from students' bachelor's degree studies (weighted at 70%), prior postgraduate experience, and students' CVs.

Structure of the study programme

This Master's programme is designed with two pathways from which students can choose: the psychosocial pathway and the public health pathway.

There is also the possibility that students can complete a general unspecialized pathway by taking the 30 ECTS credits' worth of mandatory modules along with 30 ECTS credits of elective subjects. In any case, both the specialized pathways and the general one, students will have to complete a total of 60 ECTS credits in one of the following ways:

  • Psychosocial pathway: 18 ECTS credits in the mandatory module "Research methodology" + 22 ECTS credits in the "Clinical humanization and quality of life" module + 12 ECTS credits for the Master's thesis + 8 ECTS credits in the complementary module
  • Public health pathway: 18 ECTS credits in the mandatory module "Research methodology" + 24 ECTS credits in the "Lifestyles and public health" module + 12 ECTS credits for the Master's thesis + 6 ECTS in the complementary module
  • General pathway: 18 ECTS credits in the mandatory module "Research methodology" + 12 ECTS credits for the Master's thesis + 30 ECTS credits to be chosen from the "Clinical humanization and quality of life", "Lifestyles and public health", and complementary modules.

You can also check the subjects section of this Master's programme.

Final Exam

Public defence and presentation of the Master's thesis.

 

Evaluation criteria and exams

A process of continuous assessment will be followed, in line with that which is detailed in each course syllabus (see the subjects section).

 

Study programme leadership

Academic coordination is carried out by the Studies Committee of the Master's programme; it is presided over by the director of the Master's degree programme in health and quality of life research.

Director of the Master's programme

Dr. Berta Paz Lourido
Telephone
971 17 2315