BA History with International Relations. map. world

Key features

This 20 credit masters-level module will provide you with the opportunity to explore current research and development that is related to a range of countries. This study incorporates what you are learning into a professional development plan and considers career development within these contexts.

This module aims to develop your critical analysis of key drivers and research from a global health perspective and increase your understanding of current international health and social care professional practice. You will also develop critical reflection skills which will enable you to become a reflexive practitioner with an enhanced awareness of values informing your professional practice.

You will have the opportunity to debate the roles of international organisations, policy and legislation in shaping the health of populations, such as the World Health Organisation, and become familiar with the roles of key international professional bodies/ organisations whilst exploring your profession in a country or context of your choice.

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 7 – masters degree


Blended learning approach with face to face delivery at Plymouth

BA History with International Relations. map. world

Course details

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:
  • critically appraise research and policy related to a global perspective of health
  • demonstrate critical understanding of professional health and social care practice within a specific context
  • reflect on knowledge, skills and attitudes and demonstrate capability through the application of competencies in a different professional, international context
  • demonstrate critically reflexive approaches to practice through identification of future learning needs related to career development goals in international contexts.
This module can be studied as a standalone module, as an optional module for the MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy programme or as an optional module towards some other MSc Advanced Professional Practice pathways – please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information. 


The assessment for this module is a 4,000 word critical evaluation.
(Please note that these assessment details are provisional – if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

Module dates

10, 24, 26 January, 7, 9, 21, 23 February, 6, 8 March 2024
(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit). 
Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers – for further information please contact the Professional Development Unit. 

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
  • Application forms. 
  • Change of name forms.
  • Pre-course information.
  • Downloadable guides.
  • Student card.
Admissions information Additional information and documentation required for the application process.Access to application forms, download guides and confirmation information. Visit our admissions homepage.

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Entry requirements

To be considered for a place on this module:
  • You must be a registered health and social care professional or a health and social care worker who has previously studied to graduate level to study the module at masters level.
You'll be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit. Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.

Fees and funding

Funding for this module may be available through your employing trust. To apply please contact your Trust’s Educational Co-ordinator who will guide you through the application process.
If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.
Alison Warren