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One year full-time, three years part-time
30 June 2020
St George's, University of London (dependent on pathway)
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You are able to complete a ‘personalised award’ (PDF) in which you self-select 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.
This qualification is awarded by St George’s, University of London and delivered by the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between Kingston University and St George’s.
A modular, pay-as-you-go fee structure is available.
You can find out the cost of each healthcare module, including the dissertation module, on the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education website
Full-time MSc: £8,040
Part-time MSc (2 years): £4,020 / year
Part-time MSc (3 years): £2,680 / year
Full-time Postgraduate diploma: £5,500
Part-time Postgraduate diploma (2 years): £2,850 per annum
Part-time Postgraduate diploma (3 years): £1,900 per annum
Full-time Postgraduate certificate: £2,940
Full-time MSc (1 year): £14,360
Full-time Postgraduate diploma: £9,720
Full-time Postgraduate certificate: £4,965
Fees are reviewed on an annual basis for each year of entry.There are opportunities to apply for funding offered by the Florence Nightingale Foundation. This includes scholarships for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.
For more information, see our fees and funding pages.
The following table gives you an indication of additional costs associated with your course. These costs are not included in your tuition fees.
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Funding your study
We have a range of funding opportunities available for students. You may be eligible for the following.
A postgraduate loan from the UK government of up to £10,609. Find out more information about postgraduate loans at fees and funding.
An alumni discount – if you're a former St George’s student you can qualify for an additional 10% discount from this course.
For more information, see our fees and funding pages
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Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK.
Taught in partnership with Kingston University – you will benefit from a large, multifaculty experience combined with the health science expertise offered by St George’s.
Access to postgraduate learning centre.
To be considered for this course, you will need to:
Undergraduate degree or equivalent
You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2) in a recognised health-related subject. For healthcare graduates, a pass is required. All degrees must be awarded before 1st August on the year of entry.
You should also have a recognised health-related professional qualification and evidence of current valid professional registration (e.g. PIN number). Along-side this, you should normally have one-year post-qualifying practice experience and be working in an area of healthcare practice when you apply.
Applications will be considered from non-standard applicants who can demonstrate the following certificated learning:
The professional portfolio, interview and/or entrance test may be used as evidence of an aptitude for M level study in borderline cases.
Module-specific requirements will apply to some modules. For more information, please contact our Work Force Development team on WFDadmissions@sgul.ac.uk.
We may invite you to interview if are unable to make a decision directly from your application.
We accept equivalent qualifications gained in other countries and use UKNARIC to assess. Please see our International Student Support pages for more information. If you have any questions, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
English language requirements
For details on English Language requirements, please see here. This is a Group 1 course.
Personal statement and references
You will be asked to outline your reasons for applying for the course in a brief personal statement. This must be completed on the subject-specific personal statement form located on the ‘Apply’ tab. Please upload this when completing your application form. You will also need to provide two satisfactory references. See the ‘Apply’ tab for more information.
At St George’s we offer a broad range of learning environments like traditional lecture-tutorials, interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching is delivered using a variety of methods including:
case studies and small group work
The course director and pathway leaders oversee all aspects of student learning and assessment and provide individualised guidance with study planning. You will also have a personal tutor who oversees your progress through the course.
You are also allocated a research supervisor to support you through the research methods module and dissertation and there is a learning support lecturer who can provide one-to-one help with academic writing skills.
Students are assessed using:
scope of practice portfolio
practice based assessments
We operate a modular system for this course. This means the qualification is obtained by a process of credit accumulation – a model used on courses throughout the UK and Europe.
The course offers a varied and flexible programme of practical and academic study. You complete a personalised award in which you self-select modules of study or a specific pathway that allows the exploration of specialist areas of practice, like the development of advanced skills in autonomous practice.
Ream more about the personalised award (PDF).
There is provision for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), depending upon your choice of study route, and a flexible framework offering interim awards (Postgraduate Certificates and diplomas) as well as a full MSc. All routes include compulsory research modules.
Compulsory core modules
Research Methods (15 credits)
Dissertation: Research Project or Work-Based Project or Systematic Review (60 credits)
You may choose to complete a traditional research project, work-based project or a systematic review for your dissertation. This offers flexibility and allows you to undertake a dissertation which will have meaning and relevance to your particular professional circumstances.
All named pathways include at least one specialist compulsory module. Most also include self-selected option modules:
Intensive Care (PDF)
Psychosocial Interventions (PDF)
Most modules are available on a free-standing basis. You may choose further option modules from the full range of postgraduate courses offered by Kingston University and St George’s. This allows you to build a personalised programme of study to meet your specific development needs.
Read the full list of module descriptions.
Postgraduate Certificate in prescribing
Registrants with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) are awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Independent and/or Supplementary Prescribing.
Registrants with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) are awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (V300).
Before beginning your application please check the entry criteria of the course you wish to study to ensure you meet the required standards.
Applications must be submitted through our online application system, which you can access below.
Access our online application system
Select the application link for your chosen course and mode of study:
Healthcare Practice PgCert (part time) — March 2020 intake
Healthcare Practice MSc (full time) — September 2020 intake
Healthcare Practice MSc (part time) — September 2020 intake
Healthcare Practice PgDip — September 2020 intake
Healthcare Practice PgCert — September 2020 intake
Once you have created your account, you will then be able to complete an application form and upload any relevant documents. You will need to complete the Personal Statement Form below and upload it to the personal statement section of your application. You can save a partly completed form and return to it later. Please make sure you complete all sections, and that the information you provide is accurate, including the options you select in menus.
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When you have checked that your application is complete and accurate, click ‘submit’.
You can track your application through your online account.
Complete a personal statement form
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Guidance for completing your references
When completing your application, you will be asked to provide contact details of two referees. Please ensure these details are accurate. As soon as you have submitted your application, your referees will be contacted by the university asking them to upload a reference to your online application.
One must be a recent academic reference. The other should be either a second academic reference or a professional/employer reference. They should cover your suitability for the course and your academic ability.
Your referees should know you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. We do not accept references from family, friends, partners, ex-partners or yourself.
We will send reminder emails to your referees but it is your responsibility to ensure that contact details are correct and referees are available to submit a reference. References should be uploaded within two weeks of making your application.
This is a clinically-focussed award, aimed at existing healthcare graduates who are new to the area, newly-qualified or who require further study.
Duration: Part time, 1-2 years, flexible duration
A programme is for existing healthcare practitioners, working in health or social care to develop their skills to meet the challenges of working in a rapidly changing environment.
Duration: Part time, 2-4 years, flexible duration
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