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Different course options

Study mode

Part time


4 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Nursing Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary


This clinically focused course is designed to support healthcare practitioners who have recently qualified and need to develop the knowledge and skills to work effectively in their chosen specialism. It can also support established practitioners who would like to extend their skill set within a new specialism.

It allows you to gain a postgraduate award as recognition of your continued learning and development. You can choose to qualify with these awards:

  • PgCert - part-time for one year (up to two years maximum)
  • PgDip - part-time for two years (up to three years maximum)
  • MSc - part-time for three years (up to four years maximum)

You can choose between a generic award in clinical practice or a specialised award in a particular area. Your course leader will help you to decide which route is most suitable for your clinical needs.

Throughout your course, you will benefit from our links with healthcare providers. These links help us to offer a wide range of excellent facilities that support teaching and learning activity.


On graduation, the clinical and research skills you will have developed, as well as your ability to self-manage and solve problems, could help you to gain promotion in your chosen field.

You could also choose to further your research interests with a PhD or Professional Doctorate.


Project: Systematic Review of Evidence to Inform Professional Practice L7 - Core
Evidence Based Implementation of Improvement Methods - Core
Systematic Review: Principles and Methods - Core
Improvement Project - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To study this course, you may be funded by your employer or you may need to fund your own studies.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To study this course, you may be funded by your employer or you may need to fund your own studies.

Entry requirements

You should: be registered with a UK professional body (Care Professions Council or Nursing and Midwifery Council), hold a degree (e.g., BA, BSc, BNursing), and be based in the UK. For the Independent and Supplementary Prescribing module, you must have access to a designated medical practitioner within your organisation, who will contribute to the Structured Clinical Examination in Practice summative assessment.

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more