MSc Advancing Professional Practice

Year of Entry 2024/25
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MSc

Advancing Professional Practice

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

Everything you need to know...

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £10,310 for the course

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    3 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    Collegiate Campus

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024
    December 2024
    April 2025


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.

Please be advised that the MSc Advancing Professional Practice is not a programme that is aligned to the multi professional advanced practice framework. Sheffield Hallam University already has accreditation for the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice and the Degree Apprenticeship MSc Advanced Clinical Practice. The university is also now in the process of applying for accreditation for the speciality specific programmes in radiotherapy and oncology and MSK. Please follow the embedded links if this is a requirement.


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.

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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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, email our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


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

Modules

Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

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

Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Dissertation 45 Credits
Credits 45
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Dissertation 60 Credits
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Researching For Practice (Distance Learning)
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Researching For Practice (Taught)
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting part-time study in 2024/25 is £10,310 for the course. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time. Our tuition fee for UK students starting part-time study in 2024/25 is £3,440 per year.

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, 326.4KB)

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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Why choose us?

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Funding

Home students can access a non-repayable maintenance grant of at least £5,000 per year, eligibility applies

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Training

We are one of the largest training providers of health and social care in the UK, giving you access to cross-discipline learning

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Employment

98% of our health and social care students are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating

Where next?

Find out more about Sheffield Hallam's postgraduate opportunities and community.

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