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Do you want to help change the future of healthcare? We’ll arm you with the knowledge, skills and practical experience you need for this ever-changing and diverse industry. You’ll leave with the confidence to hit the ground running when you move out into a work environment that requires multi-skilled gradates with the ability to adapt.

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We take an international approach towards healthcare to help students, staff and researchers to better understand global health and social care challenges and improve the lives of people around the world. 

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When national organisations need results, they come to us. We take on the challenges and deliver results that directly affect health and social care at a local, national and global level.

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Our professors are consulted on major national health projects, and have recently joined forces with the Scottish Association for Mental Health. 

Advance your career

Are you a registered nurse, midwife, social worker, health or social care professional, living in the UK or overseas? Our MSc Advanced Practice will allow you to rise to the challenges of the ever-changing complexity of health & social care. With flexible study you can manage your own time building your MSc on a module-by-module basis with credits valid for five years focusing on your specialism. You can choose to specialise in a wide range of fields: Child Protection, Child & Neonatal Health, Intellectual Disability/ Mental Health, Nursing or Midwifery. We also offer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses including first aid and immediate life support, as well as the ability to take specific modules to enhance your skills in one specialism. 

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Your degree offers you a world of choice. Many of our graduates find employment within NHS LothianNHS Borders and the private sector. However, you will also be able to work anywhere within the UK and the EU and in some cases even further afield. We want you to go out there and make the world a better place.

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Our Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre will give you the skills and confidence to master your vocation in a supportive environment. We also work with local authorities, service providers, volunteer organisations and the NHS to help you make contacts in whatever work environment you choose. With flexible study options for those who are already working in a health or social care setting, you can manage your own time building your qualifications on a module-by-module basis, with credits valid for five years.





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Our students have undertaken placements in Australia and Zambia and various countries in between. Our undergraduate courses offer a range of volunteering and mobility opportunities, including a long summer holiday in Year 2 to allow for volunteering, and mobility placements outwith Lothian and Borders, or with international organisations, in Year 3. 


Advanced Practice: Sue's story