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One year full-time, three years part-time

Application Deadline

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.

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Tuition fees

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

2020 tuition fees (UK/EU)
  • 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 

2020 tuition fees (International)
  • 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.

Additional costs

The following table gives you an indication of additional costs associated with your course.  These costs are not included in your tuition fees.



Technology requirements

Find out more about technology requirements associated with online learning.

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

Additional costs

The following table gives you an indication of additional costs associated with your course.  These costs are not included in your tuition fees.



Technology requirements

Find out more about technology requirements associated with online learning.

Read more information about our courses and university services terms and conditions.


  • 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:

  • meet the entry criteria
  • write a personal statement
  • provide two suitable references, one of which must be an academic reference. The second should be a reference from your current employer dated within the last year (from date of application).
  • provide a Study Leave Confirmation (if your tuition fees are being paid by your employer)
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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:

  • a Dip.H.E. from the UK, or approved equivalent, and one of the following completed within the last five years:
  • successful completion of a standalone module at level M or
  • a minimum of 30 credits from standalone modules at level 6, at or above grade B (60%).

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

We may invite you to interview if are unable to make a decision directly from your application.

International qualifications

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


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.

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Teaching and learning methods

Teaching is delivered using a variety of methods including:

  • lectures

  • e-learning

  • role-play

  • case studies and small group work

  • discussion groups

  • work-based learning.

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.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed using:

  • oral presentations

  • reports

  • written examinations

  • scope of practice portfolio

  • practice based assessments

  • case logs.

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.

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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.

Specialist/option modules

All named pathways include at least one specialist compulsory module. Most also include self-selected option modules:

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).

How to apply

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. 

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Access our online application system

  1. Select the application link for your chosen course and mode of study:

  2. 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.

  3. Add to your address book to ensure you do not miss any important emails from us.

  4. 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

Please download and complete the personal statement form before uploading it to the ‘Personal Statement’ section of your online application. 

You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to complete this form. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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.

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One year full-time, three years part-time

Application Deadline

30 June 2020

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