You will need to meet both the entry and personal statement criteria to be considered for this course. 

Standard entry requirements

  • Honours degree 2.2 or above in a recognised health-related subject (or an equivalent overseas qualification)
  • Recognised health-related professional qualification and evidence of current valid professional registration (e.g. PIN number)
  • Normally one year post-qualifying practice experience and working in an area of healthcare practice when you apply
  • Personal statement outlining reasons for applying
  • Two satisfactory 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)

Module specific requirements will apply to some modules.

Non-standard entry

Applications will be considered from non-standard applicants who can demonstrate the following certificated learning:

  • a DipH.E. from a UK or Republic of Ireland university or equivalent qualification from an approved institution of higher education outside the UK and Republic of Ireland;

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%).

Candidates with non-standard qualifications will be asked to complete a short qualifying essay and may be required to submit supplementary details (e.g. transcripts).

Advanced Practice route

In addition to the above academic requirements, you will be required to:

  • have a minimum of two years full time experience or the equivalent in part time hours in health or social care employment
  • normally be employed in a senior healthcare role and be working in a practice setting which enables the achievement of the specialist module outcomes /advanced practice competencies (DH, 2010)

If you meet these requirements you will be invited to attend an interview to confirm you are in an appropriate role which supports the achievement of the advanced practice learning outcomes and assessments.

English language

If your native language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.  

English language tests are valid for only two years, as English language ability changes from year to year. If you've completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another, though applicants are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within a one year period.

IELTS Overall 7.0 with 6.5 in Listening, 6.5 in Reading, 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in Speaking.
Pearson Test  Pearson (PTE Academic) Test overall 67 with 67 in Listening, 67 in Reading, 67 in Writing, 67 in Speaking.
Cambridge English Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) Cambridge English Advanced overall 185 with no less than 176 in each section.
Cambridge English: Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English)  Cambridge English: Proficiency overall 185 with no less than 176 in each section

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