City, University of London

Course Introduction

This course is for students who are working in clinical and social care settings who want to pose challenging questions and confront the answers. It will appeal to those who want to create positive change by conducting evidence'based research which can be applied in practice. Our students come from a variety of careers in the health and social care sector; including emergency practitioners, health care managers and podiatrists. Students also come on to the course directly from undergraduate degree courses.

dvanced Practice in Health and Social Care is a scholarly Masters degree with a strong theoretical focus. We believe that to be effective, you need a future'proofed qualification; one which explores practice from a wider, research'based perspective.

Designed in consultation with users and carers, the course takes account of the user experience and has been developed around their expectations of professionals within the healthcare sector.

The MSc will challenge practices within the current healthcare sector and ask questions such as:

' How can we prove and measure our performance?

' To what extent should we challenge guidelines or established forms of practice?

' How can our actions within practice transform the user experience?

' How can we manage levels of stress in a way that promotes welfare?

Course Modules

Core Modules ' Introduction to Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis (30 credits) ' Critical Approaches to Advanced Practice (15 credits) ' Dissertation (60 credits) Elective Modules Students have the opportunity to complete an additional five modules of 15 credits offered across the School of Health Sciences CPPD portfolio. Students completing the two core modules plus one optional module totalling 60 credits can exit with a Postgraduate Certificate. On successful completion of seven modules (120 credits) students can exit with a Postgraduate Diploma. The completion of the dissertation leads to a MSc (180 credits).

Start Date:

01/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £15,000 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £7,500 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,500 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £3,750 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £15,000 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £7,500 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £7,500 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £3,750 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £7,500 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £3,750 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £7,500 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £15,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • A first degree (2:1 class or above) or equivalent, in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education At least one years' experience in health and social care References may be requested. Applicants will be able to bring to the programme recent studies (up to 45 credits) taken elsewhere, and thereby be exempted from two or more modules.