MSc Advanced Practice (named speciality)

Postgraduate, Distance learning

Advanced Practice (named speciality) MSc



For qualified health and social care practitioners, this distance-learning course will help you to take the next step in your career

Overview

As a practitioner in the public domain of health and social care services, you are expected to be innovative, provide leadership and make an advanced contribution in your professional role. This course will enable you to do just that in a wide range of fields:

You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to practice at an advanced level, as well as the ability to critically appraise relevant health and social policy.

You'll also acquire the knowledge and skills you need to address ethical and professional issues.

The application deadline for this course has now passed. Applications submitted after 31 July 2018 are not guaranteed to be considered for September 2018 entry.

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Mode of Study:

Distance learning

Duration:

3 years

Start date:

JanSep


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Course details

You'll develop a combination of theoretical and practical skills including critical thinking, knowledge and application of research methods, and efficient approaches to time management, prioritisation and workload planning.

You’ll also learn to recognise and manage the personal stresses of the profession and become proficient in the use of the latest technologies in the practice of your role.

The course will also enable you to apply your knowledge and skills to achieve advanced levels of practice and influence decision making at both local and strategic levels.

The School of Health & Social Care is one of the largest in Scotland, providing education and training to nurses and midwives, both at pre- and post-registration level. We offer a supportive environment to encourage your personal and professional development.

Modules

  • Leadership for innovation and practice
  • Advanced decision making across the lifespan
  • Optional modules relating to your speciality 
  • Research approaches in health and social care
  • Dissertation


  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    Based over three years, the course is conducted as a blended learning process, involving a combination of lectures, tutorials, online study, workshops and independent study. There is no mandatory attendance requirements and all lectures are on-line, meaning that your learning experience with be the same whether you are studying in the UK or abroad.

Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

We encourage you to submit your application for September 2018 entry by 31 July 2018.

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience and applicants must be a qualified health or social care practitioner.  We look for applicants to have a background in health or social care in order to be eligible for the programme.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2018/19 2019/20
Home/EU-Taught modules *£890 tba
Home/EU-Dissertation module £530 tba
Overseas Taught Modules *£1,950 tba
Overseas Dissertation £1,300 tba


Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.
This course comprises of 180 credits from taught modules and a dissertation. The total fee you will pay is dependant upon the exit award you wish to achieve.
Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Clinical
  • Child health
  • Neonatal health
  • Child protection
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health