Swansea University

Swansea University

Advanced Specialist Blood Transfusion Practice

This course will be delivered via the work-based learning (WBL) route with students employed in a variety of heath care settings. The Master's level course has been developed in collaboration with the British Blood Transfusion Society. Members of the British Blood Transfusion Society (BBTS) will work in partnership with colleagues from the College of Human and Health Sciences in providing appropriate support for these students.

Entry requirements

All applicants should have a 1st degree with a 2.2 classification or above. However, candidates with non-standard entry requirements are warmly welcomed and may be admitted on the basis of relevant work experience in their field of practice. or professional qualification with requisite approval from the programme manager. Furthermore, applicants for the programme must: Be a registered practitioner on the respective part of their professional register; should have a minimum of two years� experience post qualification; be employed in an appropriate role and be deemed competent by their employer to undertake the programme; be approved by the programme manager and a member of BBTS prior to commencement of programme; have written confirmation from their employer of support for the applicant to undertake the programme; all candidates should identify an appropriate clinical mentor to support them in practice (negotiated by the programme manager and a member of the BBTS). Part-time workers must have practised for a sufficient period to be deemed competent by their employer.

Course modules

Modules on this programme typically include: The work place learning journey; the history, science and practice of blood transfusion; clinical governance and its impact on managing adverse events in blood transfusion; advanced specialist practice in blood transfusion; advanced clinical governance and contemporary issues; professional practice in advanced specialist blood transfusion practice.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 1,700 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 1,700 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,700 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

Key information

College of Human and Health Sciences Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 606677