Advanced Practice in Healthcare (Global) MSc/PGDip/PGCert

The MSc Advanced Practice in Healthcare (Global) is aimed at healthcare professionals from a variety of clinical backgrounds from across the globe with a range of skills who want to develop their research skills and clinical expertise.

This programme will enable you to advance your practice and develop skills essential to the role of the advanced practitioner and clinical team leader.  

Exit awards available: PGCert, PGDip, MSc

Scholarships available 

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We are offering scholarships of £2000 to outstanding students. No separate application is required - you just need to be in receipt of an offer by  31 May 2017. 

  Find out more about our Global Scholarships for Excellence   

This multi-professional programme will allow you to explore and advance your specialist area of practice. You will benefit from the knowledge provided by experienced clinical academics and researchers. There are opportunities to choose from a wide range of optional modules to fit with your specialist area. Theoretical and practical sessions are delivered in world-class learning facilities.

Why study this course

  • This programme is based on the successful MSc Advanced Clinical Practice providing high quality teaching and research skills to overseas, non NHS students. 
  • We offer a combination of academic theory and practical teaching on topics of global interest and relevance to healthcare employers.
  • We focus on developing the mind and encouraging you to exchange ideas in order to promote stimulating debate. 
  • Our excellent, interdisciplinary teaching is led by world-leading research and teaching staff.
  • The PGCert award is an excellent asset for UK healthcare professionals whose post or promotion requires leadership skills.

Modules

For the MSc award, you will study 4 compulsory modules (120 Masters level credits) supported by experienced lecturers, supervisors and personal tutors. You will study a further 60 Masters level credits through a range of optional modules selected by you to fit with your professional role and your future aspirations. All the modules are delivered by experts in their subject areas.

Exit awards are also available (PGCert, PGDip).  

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

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Fees and funding

Fees

2017/18

Home/EU 
MSc - £7020

International
MSc - £15,660

Postgraduate Loans for Masters students

You can apply for a government loan of up to £10,000 per student for postgraduate Masters study. This is a contribution towards the costs of study and whether the loan is used towards fees, maintenance or other costs will be at the discretion of the student. Find out more about the Postgraduate Loan.

Scholarships

Global Scholarships for Excellence

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences is offering a number of Global Scholarships for Excellence for outstanding students on our postgraduate taught programmes. The value of each award is £2,000 to be off-set against tuition fees, is tenable for one year only and cannot be deferred to a later year. 

Overseas Research Scholarships

International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government. Visit our website for information about scholarships for international students.

For information about all Home/EU and International funding opportunities please visit the Postgraduate Funding Database.

For other funding queries contact the School directly or get in touch with the Student Funding Office via the online enquiries system.

Entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications to the equivalent of a UK 2:1.

International students:

Academic requirements

We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.

English language requirements

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

English to IELTS 6.5 (preferably with a score of 7 for writing).

If you need help with your English language skills then support is available. 

The English for Academic Purposes Presessional course is for international students who have a conditional offer to study at the University, but who do not currently meet the English language requirements. The course is tailored to your level of English and allows you to meet the English language requirements for your programme without retaking IELTS. The EAP programme runs throughout the year and offers different programme lengths ranging from 42 weeks to 6 weeks. The length of course you need depends on your future course, your existing IELTS score and the English level you need for your university degree.

Find out more about the English for Academic Purposes Presessional course.

How to apply

When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages

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As a Birmingham student, you will have the privilege of learning from world-leading experts, as well as your clinical peers. From the outset you will be encouraged to become an independent and self-motivated learner. We want you to be challenged and will encourage you to think for yourself within your professional role, essential for advancing your clinical practice.

The modules within the programme are delivered in various ways including:

  • online
  • blended learning approach
  • block teaching (usually Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm)

You will participate in a range of teaching styles inclduing:

  • lectures
  • eLectures
  • small group tutorials
  • presentations
  • peer group learning
  • self-study 

Lectures are delivered by subject specialists, clinicians, service users and carers. Many of the lectures are from visiting experts who practice and/or research in their specific field. The course is academic in nature and you are expected to use the basic content as a springboard for further self-study.

All programme presentations and materials are available on Canvas (the University’s on-line learning platform) for follow up after lectures. You will also have access to a comprehensive support system that will assist and encourage you, including personal tutors and welfare tutors who can help with both academic and welfare issues.

Assessment methods

The programme has a variety of assessment styles including essays, oral presentations, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations and examinations.

The dissertation is a substantial piece of work. For the dissertation you will be supervised by an academic within the department and supported by a series of online resources. The dissertation is assessed by 2 examiners.

This programme is aimed at healthcare professionals from a variety of clinical settings who want to develop their research and leadership skills and clinical expertise at Masters level. This programme will be of interest globally to those wishing to work at advanced levels of practice or those who are currently working as specialist practitioners in bespoke clinical areas. 

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Accommodation

University accommodation for postgraduates is located across the University's three student villages, all of which are within walking distance of the main campus. We have a range of accommodation types, including flats with study bedrooms, sharing bathroom and kitchen facilities; flats with ensuite study bedrooms; and studio apartments where you have exclusive use of both kitchen and bathroom facilities.

The City of Birmingham

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