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Advanced Practice in Health Care, PGDip

Advanced Practice in Health Care, PGDip

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Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | MAR-22

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Studies Caring Skills

Course type


Course Summary


Advanced Practice in Health Care is designed for experienced healthcare practitioners who want to consolidate their skills and develop to an advanced level.

You will develop enhanced assessment, diagnostic and disease management skills and have the opportunity to carry out studies for non-medical prescribing.

Throughout your studies, you will refine critical research and analytical skills in relation to clinical practice and develop professional reflective practice techniques.


Your postgraduate qualification in Advanced Practice in Health Care opens up a range of career development opportunities in your chosen discipline, including research, education, and management roles.

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.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Prior to applying for this course you need to discuss whether your employers are willing to support your application. Acceptance on to the course is made collaboratively between the University and your employer and all applicants will be interviewed in conjunction with their respective health board. To apply for this course you need to be qualified for a minimum of three years and have a 2.2 degree or its equivalent in a relevant subject. You may be able to enrol without an initial degree and /or may be required to undertake pre-requisite studies at level 6. This prerequisite study ensures that you have adequate academic skills for Master’s level study and could be used towards getting a first level degree.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more