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Year of Entry 2020/21
MSc

Advancing Professional Practice

Continue your professional development in health and social care towards advanced or specialist roles.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £8,240 for the course
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? January 2021
April 2021
May 2021
August 2021

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Course summary

  • Study modules in clinical skills, professional development, research, service development, education and leadership and management.
  • Gain awards credit towards a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or masters in Advanced Professional Development.
  • Develop your professional practice, building on expertise you already possess.

Continuing professional development is a key requirement of health and social care professionals. This flexible course allows you to tailor your studies according to your own development needs, helping you to progress to more advanced or specialist roles.

How you learn

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Watch course leader Sheela Macwan talk about this course.

The full MSc (180 credits) is achieved by studying the 2 mandatory modules of the Dissertation (60 credits) and Researching for Practice (15 credits). The remaining credit is accrued through your own individual module choices from a wide range of modules to support the personalised nature of your development. You will be supported in your choices by a course tutor underpinned by guidance on the pillars of advanced practice. Step off awards of a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) or Postgraduate Diploma (120) credits are available.

Applied learning

The flexible pathway of modular study allows you to choose how and when you study depending on your needs, tailoring your course to meet personal and workplace goals.

Find out more about the advancing professional practice framework of modules by visiting our continuing professional development website.

You learn through

  • distance learning
  • block and day study

Future careers

You are able to tailor your learning towards your specific career aspirations. This course supports development of clinical, professional and personal skills towards specialist or advanced practice roles.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

Collegiate campus

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Entry requirements

All students

Entry requirements depend on your module choice. Normally you need a first degree or equivalent. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Some modules may require previous clinical or management experience.

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.

Additional information for EU/International students

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Dissertation 45 Credits Credits: 45
Module: Dissertation 60 Credits Credits: 60
Module: Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) Credits: 15
Module: Researching For Practice (Taught) Credits: 15

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £8,240 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£690 for 15 credits or £1,375 for 30 credits).

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

Apply for August 2020

If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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