Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University

Practice Development and Innovation

The MSc Practice Development and Innovation is the first course to offer the opportunity to learn in-depth about innovation through practice development approaches. The release of the Francis Inquiry Report in February 2013 indicates the important role that universities play in helping to address issues of workplace culture, leadership competence, and patient safety. This requires programmes of learning that are facilitated in the workplace tackling everyday problems and issues, and finding solutions that make use of the best available evidence, resources and creative opportunities for innovation and solution focused thinking. Who is this course for? The MSc in Practice Development and Innovation, via work-based learning, is designed for health professionals with a background in a related field such as nursing, an allied health profession, social work or in management of education roles. You will normally be working in the field of health or social care relevant to your proposed study or have sufficient access to it to support your studies.

Entry requirements

An appropriate Bachelors degree. In some circumstances, if you are not a graduate but can demonstrate significant professional experience of working in a relevant field at an appropriate level and can produce a satisfactory portfolio of evidence demonstrating an ability to study at postgraduate level, your application can be considered. A commitment to achieving the award, Evidence of ability to study at Master's Level, Access to relevant professional contexts.

Course modules

Year 1 modules: Person-centred practice (outcomes and evaluation); negotiated work-based learning module; influencing effective workplace culture. Year 2 modules: Facilitation theory for practice; becoming a facilitator in practice; participatory research (principles and methods). Year 3 module: Final practice development and innovation project.

Assessment methods

A range of methods including impact frameworks, portfolio development planning and written reports.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 2,305 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT1 1QU South East

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