City, University of London

City, University of London

Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care

The Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care postgraduate course is a scholarly Masters degree with a strong theoretical focus. This course is perfect for students who are working in clinical and social care settings who want to pose challenging questions and confront the answers, and appealing to those who want to create positive change by conducting evidence-based research which can be applied in practice. Designed in consultation with users and carers, this course takes account of the user experience and has been developed around their expectations of professionals within the healthcare sector. Hence, 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.

Entry requirements

MSc: To apply for this course, you 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. You will be able to bring to the programme recent studies (up to a quarter of their credits) taken elsewhere, and thereby are exempt from up to three modules. English Requirements: Due to the changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Course modules

You will study two core modules in the first or second term; Critical approaches to advanced practice and introduction to research methods and Applied data analysis . From this point onwards, you direct your programme of study choosing five elective modules from a wide range on offer within the School of Health Sciences. Our expert lecturers will be able to advise you on the best elective modules to tailor the course to your own needs and interests. The course constitutes 45 credits for the core modules, 75 credits for the elective modules and 60 credits for the dissertation. When it comes to the dissertation, you can choose your own area of interest and format, opting to submit a traditional research project where you source data and analyse it, or a literature review where you conduct a critical review of current practice.

Assessment methods

You may be assessed by coursework, examinations, portfolios, mini labs, case studies, reports, seminar presentations and skills schedules depending on your choice of elective modules. You may also be expected to take part in formative assessment activities in addition to the summative assessments.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 4,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 4,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 4,625 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 8,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 4,625 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 4,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years

Campus details

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Northampton Square EC1V 0HB London

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