University of Worcester

University of Worcester

Advancing Practice

This interdisciplinary course develops a critical appreciation of health and social care within a contemporary, social, political, economic and cultural context; the course develops critical thinking and evaluative skills; the flexible postgraduate modular scheme means students can study at their own pace, and there are opportunities to design a personally focused course to meet individual needs and interests; the course enables students to get involved in debate and share ideas with other students from a range of different backgrounds and perspectives within the health, social care and welfare sector.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree preferably in a subject associated with health, social care or social welfare; the programme is open to professionals and non-professionals as well as those in practice and not in practice.

Course modules

Modules include: challenging and enhancing service delivery; research methods health, social care and welfare; negotiated learning; negotiated group learning; dissertation; contemporary issues in sexual health; facilitating learning; leading and managing people; theoretical perspectives on gender, violence and interpersonal relationships; masters skills for nutritional therapy; diet therapy 1; neonatal health assessment; advanced adult health assessment; non-medical independent and supplementary prescribing; context of learning and leading learning; managing change and innovation; the cost of domestic violence; recognition and response; diet therapy 2.

Assessment methods

Methods are mostly of a written nature, including essays, reports and personal independent project(s).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 4,900 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 545 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
St John's Campus Worcester WR2 6AJ West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01905 855111