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Healthcare Practice MSc

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Study mode

Part time


5 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course

  • Study a hands-on, clinical curriculum designed to inspire and nurture your knowledge, aptitude and skills, and advance your career in healthcare.
  • Benefit from an individual learning programme tailored to your area of clinical expertise.
  • Spend some of your training in clinical practice to hone your skills in healthcare settings, under the supervision of qualified practitioners.
  • Access our Clinical Simulation Centre, including our Immersive Learning Environment and Critical Care Unit, to practise real scenarios on lifelike manikins and actors.
  • Learn from a multidisciplinary team of lecturers, who are all healthcare professionals with experience of working in the NHS.

What you will study

You’ll develop an enquiring and critical approach to your studies and practice that will enable you to provide high-quality healthcare. You’ll have the opportunity to analyse key leadership issues in health and social care, while challenging and debating contemporary theory and practice.

You’ll explore advanced conceptual models, theories and frameworks of healthcare delivery, and you’ll learn how to evaluate healthcare strategies. You’ll study topics, including decision making, research design and methodology, and transforming services for quality.

You’ll also complete a research dissertation on an area of personal interest, which we’ll match with the expertise of our academic staff, ensuring you get the best support.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.

Our course allows you to broaden your education, focus on your specialist area of practice and meet the educational needs of your employer or prospective employer. We’ll help you stay competitive in the job market as a healthcare professional, developing your practice abilities and expanding your knowledge, so you can compete with recent graduates.


The module enables students to understand the theoretical and practical aspects of research; how to design research informed by theoretical, methodological and practical issues; and to prepare a research proposal relevant to health and social care practice. The module provides students with the knowledge, skills and confidence in planning and writing a research proposal that can be taken forward to the dissertation module.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. You must be currently registered as a healthcare professional to apply, students are required to be registered on the appropriate part of the NMC or HCPC register.

University information

The University of Surrey was established in 1891, and has a long and rich history of education and innovation. It welcomes more than 4,000 postgraduate students annually, forming an international research and learning community representing over 120 countries from around the world. The university is known for celebrating cultural diversity and fosters an inclusive student body. The University of Surrey is a research-driven institution, and...more

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