Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Course Introduction

Who is it for?

The Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care postgraduate 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.

Objectives:

The MSc in Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care programme 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 Health and Social Care Masters 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?

The MSc also offers students the flexibility to tailor the modules they study to meet their professional needs by offering a range of elective modules from across the School?s programmes from management and leadership to infection control.

Career prospects:

Graduates from the Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care Masters course go into management consultant positions, teaching and research. Many work for the NHS or local authorities, but there are opportunities to work in other health areas. The course also qualifies you to apply for research posts and to conduct independent research.

By successfully completing this course you will be able to enhance your skills in practice. You will also be able to apply your skills within posts in administration, management and health research in a variety of public and private settings.

You will also go on to advanced higher-grade senior health and/or social care practitioner roles in specific specialist areas. If you are a health professional with specific requirements for development, the flexible nature of the course will be particularly suitable. Students can progress into the MSc after successful completion of the PgCert and PgDip.

Start Date

Part time; this programme takes a minimum of two years, with a maximum registration period of five years for the completion of the programme..

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,800 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,800 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £17,340 Overseas Fees
5 years
Part Time
MSc £5,400 Home Fees
5 years
Part Time
MSc £5,400 European Fees
5 years
Part Time
MSc £8,670 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students must have: a first degree (2:2 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.
  • International entry requirements: Students must have: a first degree (2:2 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.