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MSc Advancing Professional Practice

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Year of Entry 2023/24
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: £9,910 for the course
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? January 2024
April 2024
May 2024
August 2024

Course summary

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

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

Your lecturer's view
Watch course leader Sheela Macwan talk about this course.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

You learn through

  • distance learning
  • block and day study

The full MSc (180 credits) is achieved by studying the two mandatory modules – the Dissertation (60 credits) and Researching for Practice (15 credits). 

You’ll gain the remaining credit you need through your own individual module choices – with a wide range of modules available to support your personal development. You’ll be supported in your choices by a course tutor, underpinned by guidance on the pillars of advanced practice. 

Alternatively you can finish the course earlier for a postgraduate certificate (60 credits) or postgraduate diploma (120 credits).

Course leaders and tutors

Applied learning

The flexible pathway of modular study means you can choose how and when you study – depending on your needs. So you can tailor the course to meet your personal and workplace goals.

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


Future careers

You’re able to tailor your learning towards your specific career aspirations. We’ll support the development of your clinical, professional and personal skills towards specialist or advanced practice roles.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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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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Equipment and facilities

We’ve invested over £100m in new facilities to help you study how and when you want. This means 24-hour libraries and study spaces designed by our students.


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 Assessment
Module: Dissertation 45 Credits Credits: 45 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation 60 Credits Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Researching For Practice (Taught) Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £9,910 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£830 for 15 credits or £1,655 for 30 credits). The fee quoted on the online prospectus is for the whole course.  Where a course is to be taken over more than one year, then the course fees are divided into annual fees through a financial calculation to which a rounding mechanism is applied.  This can sometimes mean that there is a nominal variation between the quoted fee from the prospectus and the fee charged to the student.    There are some circumstances in which a student taking a break in study or engaging in retakes may be charged an additional fee, which should be notified to them at the time.

† 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.

Additional costs for Health and social care management courses (PDF, 188.5KB)

Legal information

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

 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry.

Not ready to apply just yet?

Why not come to our next open day? Open days are the perfect place to talk to staff and students, visit our campuses and get all the information you need. Alternatively, feel free to ask us a question.

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