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Year of Entry 2019/20

Health and Social Care Education

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What is the fee? Home/EU: £8,000 for the course
International: £13,500 for the course
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? January 2020

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Course summary

  • Engage in contemporary, relevant modules and tailor your educational focus.
  • Develop your teaching and learning skills with peer support.
  • Learn in a multiprofessional group that mirrors the workplace.
  • Contribute to a vibrant learning community and wider development network.
  • Explore healthcare practice in detail, and discover how best to approach it from an educationalperspective

This course is aimed at early career educators, as well as experienced practitioners in health and social care. It is designed to develop your educational knowledge base, and practical teaching skills. The course is flexible to your personal requirements as you can take it to the level of qualification that you require.

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Aimi Dillon

‘I really enjoy that the sessions are very interactive and lecturers really get you thinking about education and your own practice. Being able to network with people in similar roles to me is really valuable.’

Aimi Dillon, MSc Healthcare Education, 2017 graduate

How you learn

Watch course leader Chris Payne talk about this course.

You will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of diverse and innovative teaching and learning approaches, which will allow you to develop your educational practice and educational provision in the workplace.

The course allows you to learn, engage and develop your practice in a multi-professional community which mirrors the workplace. It can be completed either taught (campus-based) or via distance learning.

You can study individual modules from this course and gain academic credit towards a qualification. Visit our continuing professional development website for more information.

You learn through:

  • workshops
  • online resources
  • webinars
  • multi-professional educational community
  • assessment and feedback

Course leaders and tutors

Chris Payne
Chris Payne
Senior Lecturer

Chris's clinical background is in critical care, having worked in both acute neurosurgical and general intensive care areas with a strong interest in teaching and le … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You will be expected to complete teaching activity to support your educational development. For full-time learners who no longer have access to a practice setting, we can support you with this.

Networking opportunities

On this course, you will benefit from a diverse, supportive learning community with which you can network, develop links and share good practice.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • educational roles in practice and academic settings
  • pre-registration nursing and midwifery training in higher education

NMC registered professionals can gain NMC teacher status upon completion of their postgraduate certificate. Dental trainers have used this course to enhance their eligibility in support of dental trainees. If you are registered with the Society of Radiographers, you are eligible to apply for Practice Educator Accreditation after completion of the Introduction to Healthcare Education module.

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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Entry requirements

All students

Academic Qualification

Normally, applicants will hold a first degree / professional qualification which is recognised in the UK in a related health care subject.

If the applicant does not hold a first degree, they will be required to submit a piece of written work with their application demonstrating their ability to write to level 6 standard.

Other formally certified qualifications

Equivalent international academic and/or professional qualifications will be accepted.

Applicants are usually required to provide at least one reference evidencing their capability for postgraduate study.

Level of English language capability

International students studying with us over distance learning require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill area.

Relevant work or work-related experience

Usually 2 years full time experience (or part-time equivalence) in relevant professional practice over the preceding 10 years.

An appropriate professional qualification.

Applicants will be motivated and prepared to study independently and autonomously. They must be prepared to embrace the challenges of Masters level study including online distance learning, have access to a reliable internet connection to support engagement and have sound IT skills.

The programme is intellectually challenging and applicants should be prepared to actively contribute to discussion and debate; critically reflect upon own and others¿ practice and; explore and evaluate the evidence base underpinning their chosen course of study.

Use of Prior Credit (RPL): prior certificated credit or prior experiential credit may be used within the programme in the following ways:

Through the University's recognition of prior learning (RPL) process it may be possible for applicants to be exempt from some modules of the programme.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) (previously known as accreditation for prior learning or APL)

Recognition of prior learning (previously known as accreditation for prior learning or APL) is a term used to make explicit the link between assessment used as the basis for recognising learning gained outside of a formal programme and that used for learning within a programme; the key features of sound practice are common to both forms.

The term 'recognition' is used to describe accurately the process in relation to two widely recognised forms of prior learning: prior certificated learning and prior informal (or experiential) learning. The recognition of prior certificated learning involves the transfer of credit, or exemption from part of a programme, for learning that has previously been formally assessed. The essential characteristic of such learning is that the student has a certificate to evidence that the learning has been assessed. Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) determines the status of that certification (including consideration of its volume and level) as it relates to this specific course. All applicants who wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning must have been offered a place on the course and then are supported to complete the University online RPL process.

Through RPL procedures, applicants to SHU, or students already enrolled on SHU courses, may be able to use credit gained from formal study and assessment elsewhere, or from within the University, to count towards this award or to transfer to a different University award. The recognition of prior informal learning involves an assessment process on the part of SHU academic staff that leads to recognition, normally through the award of credit. The essential feature of this process is that it is the learning (gained through experience) which is being assessed not the experience itself.

In both cases recognition takes place within SHU's assessment and regulatory framework, which is designed to ensure that assessment decisions are conducted transparently, fairly and consistently for all programmes or subjects. The QAA indicators of sound practice are fully adhered to, and SHU publishes comprehensive guidance on RPL which is available to read publicly on SHU space under 'Rules and Regulations'. Students can apply for exemption from specific modules if they can provide evidence of previous certificated learning.

The process will commence with confirmation of a student being offered a place on the course. Claims under the RPL regulations will be recorded by the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing and considered by the course leader and other relevant colleagues. Students must provide evidence in the form of certification, the successful completion of the assessment activity, its academic level and credit rating. Outcomes of successful RPL claims will be ratified by the Board of Examiners and details recorded on individual student records.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


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.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advancing Learning And Teaching Practice Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Learning And Teaching For Practice Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Interprofessional Education Credits: 15 Assessment: Practical
Module: Leadership In Practice Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Simulation-Based Education Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Technology Enhanced Learning Credits: 15 Assessment: Practical

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Dissertation 60 Credits Credits: 60
Module: Researching For Practice (Taught) Credits: 15
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Evidencing Your Cpd Credits: 15
Module: Evidencing Your Cpd Credits: 30
Module: Interprofessional Education Credits: 15
Module: Leadership In Practice Credits: 15
Module: Simulation-Based Education Credits: 15
Module: Technology Enhanced Learning Credits: 15

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £8,000 for the course.

† 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,500 for the course.

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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)

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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