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Enhanced Professional Practice, PGDip

Enhanced Professional Practice, PGDip

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2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary


If you are a health and social care practitioner undertaking work-based learning, our Master’s degree in Enhanced Professional Practice is an excellent way for you to gain formal academic credit for your professional development.

The course is a highly flexible and modular programme led by your needs as a student and as a busy professional. You will cover key policy and practice related topics, and refine your critical research and analytical skills in relation to health and social care.

All modules, with the exception of the 60 credit dissertation module, are optional to give you the flexibility to choose what you learn.

Most students undertaking this course will be in full time employment in an area where there is commitment to work based learning as this programme allows postgraduate studies to be undertaken whilst working.

Apart from a core induction period at the start of the course to introduce you to the principles of work-based learning, learning and teaching is through a blended learning approach which enables you to undertake flexible study whilst working.


Our extensive range of optional modules means that you can tailor your studies to your particular interests and area of practice.

Our academic staff are active in a wide range of research fields, including public health, psychology, sociology, midwifery, and nursing, offering an unrivalled mix of academic excellence and current policy and practice expertise.

Our career support services include:

Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.


The aim of this module is to equip students with the necessary skills for work based learning, including self assessment, construction of a learning contract and compilation of a portfolio of evidence. This is the first module for students wishing to pursue the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc Enhanced Professional Practice . It will introduce students to the principles of work-based learning and the skills required to facilitate personal and professional development for themselves and for their colleagues.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

This course is not available to international students.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you will need: to be employed within the health and social care sector; an appropriate degree or its equivalent from an approved institution (preferably 2:2 or above) evidence of recent academic study and/ or Continuous Professional Development; a minimum of two years’ experience and possession of a relevant professional portfolio.

University information

Ideally located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to impressive beaches along the Gower Peninsula as well as a buzzing city centre. Since its inception in 1920, Swansea University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation. Swansea continues this legacy today, receiving a wide range of accolades and awards each year. The university is thrilled to be included in the top 25 for...more

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