University of Chester

University of Chester

Professional Studies

The programme offers a coherent, flexible programme of study directly relevant to the work environment of practitioners working in health and social care; students can build a programme that is relevant to their own needs and those of their employers; the programme allows for greater flexibility of modules so that students may choose modules from education, practice, management or research; it also allows for a choice of dissertation between a traditional research dissertation and a work-based project.

Entry requirements

The programme is primarily designed for practitioners who are working in health and social care; all prospective candidates must formally apply for a place on the programme; an application form and academic interview underpin the recruitment process; applicants will normally hold a 1st degree in a health or social care related subject; the classification of the first degree will normally be a 2.1 or above; applicants without a 1st degree will normally be required to demonstrate extensive experience in a closely related area of health and social care; together with evidence of recent study or writing at an appropriate level.

Course modules

Core modules: Research; leadership development and change; dissertation or work-based learning project; 4 optional modules.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods is used including reflective analysis, seminar presentations, report writing, case scenarios and policy writing.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,800 per Whole course (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Health and Social Care Admissions
Telephone number: 
01244 511000