University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Education for Health and Social Care Professionals

The MSc Education for Health and Social Care Professionals is a flexible, part-time programme designed for lecturers in higher education and clinically-based professionals who support the learning of others. Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), this is the professional teaching qualification for teachers of nurses and midwives, but it could be accessed by other healthcare practitioners too. It is also approved by the Higher Education Academy and affords Fellowship status on completion. The course has been running for more than 16 years, and has established a national reputation for teaching excellence, good academic support and promoting career development amongst its graduates. You can tailor the course to develop your knowledge and practice for a range of contexts, having choice and flexibility in your module choices and the dissertation.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a minimum of 3 years in relevant practice as a registered practitioner, working in a capacity that uses professional registration; previous degree-level study (not necessarily a BSc/BA) or evidence of degree-level study capability; usual accreditation of prior and experiential learning (APEL) guidelines apply.

Course modules

Modules include: Facilitating and assessing individual learning; designing, facilitating and assessing group learning; research methods; e-moderating/e-learning; learning through simulation; academic supervision; theory and models of clinical supervision; educational effectiveness and improvement; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through assignments and teaching practice; completion of dissertation is negotiated and supported through an agreed learning contract.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glyntaff Campus Pontypridd CF37 4BD Wales

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