Healthcare Practice MSc

Why choose this course

Our MSc Healthcare Practice course is extremely flexible, allowing you to design an individual programme of learning relevant to your area or discipline of professional healthcare practice. It reflects the strong ethos of inter-professional learning within the University of Surrey’s School of Health Sciences.

What you will study

Our MSc Healthcare Practice course will allow you to further develop the skills you need to thrive within your fast-moving healthcare sector. You will explore advanced conceptual models, theories and frameworks, and also analyse and evaluate strategies for improving your own practice.

This masters course is of value to you as a practitioner who wants to study a defined course that meets your learning needs and focuses on your area of practice. It will allow you to build a programme of learning that supports and advances your practice.

Course facts

Qualification Study mode Course length Placement Start date
MSc Full-time 12 months October 2018
MSc Part-time 60 months October 2018

This programme is subject to approval. This means that it has received initial agreement from the University and is currently undergoing a detailed final approval exercise, through the University’s quality assurance processes. These processes are a requirement for all Higher Education Institutions within the UK, to ensure that programmes are of the highest standard. Occasionally there may be instances where the University may delay or not approve the introduction of the programme. In these instances applicants will be informed by no later than 5 August.

Careers prospects

With the increased number of professional preparation students exiting with honours degrees and postgraduate diplomas, there is a need for practitioners to continue their development in order to remain competitive in the job market.

This course will allow you to broaden your education and focus on your specialist area of practice. It will meet your own educational needs and the needs of your employer, developing your practice so that you are able to provide excellent care. It will also help you enhance your knowledge and compete with recent graduates.

Programme leader

COLLIETY P Dr (Health Sci.)

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations, and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study at the University. View our offer terms and conditions and our generic registration terms and conditions as a guide as to what to expect.
 
Please note: our offer terms and conditions will be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course.

Disclaimer

This online prospectus has been prepared and published in advance of the academic year to which it applies. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content or additional costs) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a course with us. Read more.

Academic year structure

This programme operates on a 15 credit modular structure over two semesters. Taught modules are mainly semester-based and are worth 15 credits or multiples thereof, which is indicative of 150 hours of learning, comprised of student contact, private study and assessment. Project and dissertation modules are 60 credits. This course can be studied part-time over 5 years or full-time over 2 years.

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes.

Modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

Year 1

Optional modules for Year 1 - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Students must take all core modules and make the following choices:

Choose Strategic Leadership in Healthcare OR Transforming Services for Quality OR Application of Leadership

Choose five optional modules.

For those students leaving with a PG Dip they must undertake the Research Design and Methodology module and choose three optional module. Information on CPD modules can be found at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/healthsciences/professional-development/cpd-mo…

Unstructured (3-5 years)

Optional modules for Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Students must take all core modules and make the following choices:

Choose Strategic Leadership in Healthcare OR Transforming Services for Quality OR Application of Leadership

Choose five optional modules.

For those students leaving with a PG Dip they must undertake the Research Design and Methodology module and choose three optional module. Information on CPD modules can be found at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/healthsciences/professional-development/cpd-mo…

Timetable

Timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday–Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the course administrators. View our Timetabling Policy (PDF).

Learning and disability

We have two services, the Student Personal Learning and Study Hub (SPLASH) and Additional Learning Support (ALS) which can help develop your learning.

Student Personal Learning and Study Hub

SPLASH is a learning space in the Library where our learning development team is based. It comprises dedicated Student Learning Advisers and Information Skills Librarians who can help you develop your academic and research skills, including writing, presenting, revision and critical thinking.

Find out more about the study support available.

Additional Learning Support

ALS is the University’s disability and neurodiversity service which supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (for example: dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (for example: autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).

If you have a disability, we encourage you to disclose your condition and register with the service so you can be appropriately supported during your studies.

The ALS team can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for the Disabled Students' Allowance and screen students for dyslexia and dyspraxia. Regular study skills and mentoring support is also available.

See the Additional Learning Support website for more information.

Entry requirements

Students will normally hold a Dip HE in healthcare or in a related subject or equivalent.

Candidates will also be a registered healthcare professional.

View entry requirements by country

English language requirements

All of these professionally recognised programmes should have IELTS requirements of 7.0 overall with 6.5 in each component or GCSE in English Language grade C or equivalent.

View the other English language qualifications that we accept.

If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here. The University of Surrey is also an IELTS test centre.

Credit transfer

The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If this applies to you, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience, or to join the start of a course without the formal entry requirements. This means that you may be exempt from certain elements of study in the course for which you have applied and be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims. 

Please see the Code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. Please email Admissions with any queries.

Fees

Study mode Start date Placement UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time October 2018 £9,250 £12,000
Part-time October 2018 £4,625 £6,000

Please note:

  • These fees apply to students commencing study in the academic year 2018-19 only. Fees for new starters are reviewed annually.
  • If you are on a two-year full-time Euromasters or MFA programme, or a two-year part-time masters programme (excluding modular/self-paced/distance learning), the annual fee is payable in Year 1 and Year 2 of the programme.

View the list of fees for all postgraduate taught programmes.

Admission information

Our postgraduate admissions policy provides the basis for admissions practice across the University and gives a framework for how we encourage, consider applications and admit students. You can also read our postgraduate applicant guidance.

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