Healthcare Practice PGCert/PgDip/MSc
Duration: One year, full-time; three years, part-time
Location: St George's, University of London (Students on the Cancer Care and Advanced Practice in Clinical Cancer Care study routes will be taught at St George's and the Royal Marsden School).
Attendance: Part-time, one day a week (usually Thursdays for core research modules, for other modules the day of attendance will vary)
Applications from: UK, EU and international* candidates
*Generic route and Maternal and Child Health Pathway only.
The MSc Healthcare Practice is taught by the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between Kingston University and St George's, University of London. For more information please visit the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education website.
The course is inter-professional and is suitable for a broad range of healthcare practitioners including nurses, midwives, social workers and allied health professionals working across a range of settings. It offers professional development appropriate for ‘generic’ and early career health professionals as well as the more established practitioner wishing to move into an advanced practice role. Applicants may register for the PgCert, PgDip or full MSc.
The course offers a varied and flexible programme of practical and academic study. Students may complete a 'generic route' (PDF) in which he/she self-selects modules of study or a specific pathway that allows the exploration of specialist areas of practice; including the development of advanced skills in autonomous practice. Pathways include:
Acute Medicine (PDF)
Advanced Practice (PDF)
Advanced Practice – Clinical Cancer Care (PDF)
Cancer Care (PDF)
Cardiac Care (PDF)
Community and Integrated Care (PDF)
Intensive Care (PDF)
Maternal and Child Health (PDF)
Psychosocial Interventions (PDF)
To find out more, view the Healthcare Practice PgCert/PgDip/MSc fact sheet. (PDF)
There is provision for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), dependent upon the choice of study route followed, and a flexible framework offering interim awards (postgraduate certificates and diplomas) as well as the full MSc. Most modules are available on a free-standing basis. All routes include compulsory research modules.