Advancing Practice in Community Health and Wellbeing (Advancing Practice in Health Framework)

Queen Margaret University


The community health and wellbeing pathway aims to facilitate the development of knowledge and practical skills required to reduce inequalities and improve the health and wellbeing of communities.

Delivered online, there are learning opportunities in areas such as community health and wellbeing theory, realistic lifestyle medicine, delivering impact in practice as well as a number of other modules such as fundamentals of advancing practice and enquiry-based practice.

The Framework also offers opportunities to draw on expertise across the University on subjects such as leadership, social science and education.

The Community Health and Wellbeing award pathway aims to foster and develop QMU’s vision of ideas and influence and its mission of cultivating intellectual capital with both a theoretical and practical focus. Learning and teaching is underpinned by research, evidence and scholarship against a background of the current and evolving political and social landscape for health and wellbeing. The Community Health and Wellbeing award pathway offers flexibility in modes of study (part-time, full-time, workplace) that are responsive to individual needs and today’s culture of work and learning.

You can exit with a PgDip or MSc.

Entry Requirements

Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. Non-standard entry will be considered.

Some modules require individuals to be working in the specific area of practice and/or have access to a suitable work place setting along with the support of a line manager and workplace mentor.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Blended learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

5 years


School of Health Sciences


Health Professions

SCQF Level