Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

Higher Professional Education

The Higher Professional Education programme builds on the knowledge and skills, whilst challenging the attitudes, of those currently involved in professional education in the context of health and social care. It offers the opportunity to understand the nature of professional education in health and social care, its context, and your role within it. It aids the development of your knowledge, skills and expertise as an educational practitioner, curriculum developer and strategic planner in your chosen area. This programme is open to applicants who are currently practising in a health or social care setting within the UK. Starting in September, it is is designed for a wide range of health and social care professionals who are involved in education, training or facilitation for all or part of their role. The programme will provide a framework for you to: appraise critically your role and that of others within health and social care education, develop a greater depth of understanding of the nature of professional education, develop your knowledge, skills and experience as education practitioners.

Entry requirements

Registered health or social care professional, with a registration acceptable to the relevant United Kingdom professional body; plus have an Honours degree or a professional qualification equivalent to a first degree, or be able to produce evidence of the ability to study at your proposed level of entry if requested; plus have a minimum of two years' professional practice experience; plus be employed or have access to a health care setting that will enable achievement of the learning outcomes, ie hold a post which includes a significant role as a teacher/facilitator in a health or social care setting. We recognise that the range of educational roles is wide and this may include formal and informal teaching of groups or facilitating the learning of individuals on a regular, ongoing basis.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time January 2017 - 12 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 - 36 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 36 months
PgCert Full-time January 2017 - 12 months
PgCert Part-time January 2017 - 18 months
PgCert Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 - 18 months
PgDip Full-time January 2017 - 12 months
PgDip Part-time January 2017 - 24 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East
Marston Road Campus Oxford OX3 0FL South East

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Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
01865 482666