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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Caring Skills

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme is designed to enable health and social care professionals to extend their knowledge to an advanced level within their specialist field of practice. It is suitable both for individuals who wish to become advanced practitioners or for those individuals who wish to promote the advance of practice within their field of work. The course consists of a wide range of highly flexible taught and work-based learning modules that will enable busy practitioners to access patient-care enhancing education. This programme will enhance your ability to gain employment in more senior roles as an advanced practitioner, within your chosen field of healthcare. On successful completion of the programme, your final award will reflect your choice of pathway such as MSc Advanced Practice; MSc Advanced Practice (Mental Health); MSc Advanced Practice (Primary Care).

Assessment methods vary according to the demands of the module but can be through assignments, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations, portfolios, seminar presentations and work-based learning projects. The programme team comprises of expert staff with many year’s experience in clinical practice in areas such as intensive care, coronary care, forensic mental health, primary care and medical practice. You will also be taught by associate tutors from primary and secondary care, neurology, paramedic practice, biological sciences and areas of senior healthcare management. This programme will enhance your ability to gain employment in more senior roles as an advanced practitioner, within your chosen field of healthcare. Successful completion of this MSc enables you to meet Health Education North West’s requirements to practice at an advanced level across the health professions spectrum, including roles such as paramedics, operating department practitioners, nurses, dietitians, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

4.5 years

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

The Development of a Research Proposal introduces you to the research process. The module will cover the philosophical fundamentals of both quantitative and qualitative traditions and a range of research methodologies. You will develop a proposal that will demonstrate your ability to plan a small-scale empirical project in your chosen area of interest and demonstrate awareness of the theoretical and practical implications of undertaking such a study. Alternatively, you can conduct an in-depth critique of quantitative and qualitative research articles.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fees for part-time study on this MSc are £34 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20, i.e. £680 per 20 credit module.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The normal minimum requirement is a lower second-class honours degree in a health or social care related subject. Applicants without an honours degree must demonstrate the following knowledge and skills at a level equivalent to that of degree study, prior to commencing the programme: a comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and an in-depth awareness of current issues relating to either a health or social care setting; critical analysis skills and an ability to evaluate evidence drawn from the area of work or from previous academic study; ability to learn in a flexible manner, utilising autonomy and self direction. Students without formal qualifications such as an honours degree can register for a standalone module prior to joining the programme to demonstrate an ability to study at postgraduate level. You must have a minimum of three years post registration experience, and a reference from your clinical line manager. It is anticipated you will have extensive subject knowledge / work experience in your chosen field as all of the assessments expect you to be able to relate theory to your practice.

University information

Edge Hill University’s award-winning 160-acre campus is located in the North West Town of Ormskirk, close to Liverpool and Manchester. The University has been a provider of higher education for over 130 years, originally starting life as a teacher training college. Edge Hill’s original aim was to create opportunity from knowledge, an ethos which the institution has achieved, as recognised by a range of awards and high-rankings for its...more

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