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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Health Studies Nursing Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine

Course type


Course Summary

If you have a postgraduate diploma, or credits for conversion, our top-up degree by blended learning offers the chance to gain a Master's in Healthcare Practice.

This Healthcare Practice MA is a top-up degree comprising two modules to develop your leadership skills, your academic rigour and your ability to link research to practice. You will build on your existing postgraduate award and increase your confidence in appraisal of literature. The course is ideal if you have a postgraduate diploma or 120 credits at Level 7 and wish to build on them for a Master's degree in Healthcare Practice.

Employers are seeking people with competent research skills to deliver evidence-based practice. You will develop these skills with an independent research-informed study, in which you devise and propose a project for change, undertake an audit or service evaluation or an extended literature review on a topic of your choice. With us, you will become an independent thinker who is knowledgeable about ethics and technologically confident in unfamiliar situations.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This qualification enables you to apply for senior grades requiring Master's-level qualifications in fields such as nursing, health visiting, speech and language therapy, health promotions and public health.

As a Healthcare Practice graduate, you will have enhanced your ability to synthesise reflective skills and critical enquiry. This will support you in management and leadership positions as well as any research focused role in practice. It will also support your professional development towards an academic career.

Studying this course as associate students with a Bachelor's degree provides the opportunity to study our new dissemination course at Level 7.


The module provides the students with the opportunity to undertake an independent study which is, at least in part, original in concept. The module supports them in the development of understanding and skills required to carry out a project of enquiry, such as a practice-related audit, extended critical review of literature or change initiative in practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay £1665 per 30 credits.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have: a first degree, usually at 2.2 or above plus a postgraduate diploma obtained through, for example, a programme of study which leads to registration with the Nursing or Midwifery Council (NMC) or the HealtaApplicants from a UK educational background should have a first degree, usually at 2.2 or above, plus either of the following: A postgraduate diploma obtained through, for example, a programme of study which leads to registration with the Nursing or Midwifery Council (NMC) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC); Equivalent 120 credits at Level 7, e.g. health-related CPD credited courses.h and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or equivalent 120 credits at level 7, e.g. health-related CPD credited courses.

Department profile

Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences With over 100 years history of delivering education the Faculty is proud of its long-established reputation for providing high quality education and training. We aim to transform the lives of students from a wide range of backgrounds by providing an education that enables them to become creative and confident contributors to society and as a faculty we ensure that our students graduate with the...more