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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

    Social Work

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    MSc: 3 years part-time; PGDip: 2 years part-time; PGCert: 1 year part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees

    For current fees visit our website

  • Last Updated

    13 September 2018

The Enhanced Professional Practice course enables health and social care professionals undertaking work-based learning and practice development to gain academic credit for their learning.

Key Features of Enhanced Professional Practice


  • The Enhanced Professional Practice course covers a key theme in current government health policy

Teaching and Employability:

  • Students usually complete the course in 3 years 
  • A student-led approach to learning, with the opportunity of attending taught modules of up to 60 credits
  • Suitable for experienced practitioners with a health or social care background currently working within a health or social care environment

Enhanced Professional Practice Course Structure

In a practice driven environment such as health and social care, the concept of work based learning is a cornerstone for the continuing professional development of health and social care practitioners.

The Enhanced Professional Practice course is an academic award specifically developed around the needs of busy, practising health and social care professionals looking to gain academic credit for their learning.

It is a work-based, highly-flexible and modular programme which comprises ‘M’ level studies.

The Enhanced Professional Practice degree will be delivered using a blended learning approach including some taught elements, Action Learning Sets, Supervision and other ICT approaches.  

Enhanced Professional Practice students select up to 60 credits from the modules. Following discussion with the programme manager, students may select 30 credits from the College of Human and Health Sciences' postgraduate catalogue of modules (please note a maximum of 30 credits from these modules may be selected during the full programme).


Modules on the Enhanced Professional Practice programme typically include:

  • Management and Leadership in Health Care Practice (WBL)
  • Clinical supervision
  • Starting Your Professional Development
  • Policy Influences on Your Practice
  • Assessing Your Current Practice
  • How the Evidence Base Can Help You Change Your Practice
  • How Can I Make a Change in Practice?
  • Advancing Your Own Practice
  • Teaching and Learning in Practice

Postgraduate Community

The College of Human and Health Sciences has a vibrant postgraduate community with students drawn from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. The College is known for its friendly, welcoming and supportive environment, which combined with its extensive facilities, state-of-the-art technology and superb beachside location, helps to ensure that students benefit from an exceptional student experience.

The College of Human and Health Sciences is research led, and practice driven. We develop programmes, modules and research projects in response to demand from the health and social care workforce.

Many of our staff have dual qualifications, bringing years of hands-on professional experience to an academic career. A number of our programmes are accredited, approved or have support from established external organisations, including, the Royal College of Nursing, British Association of Therapeutic Playwork (BATP), Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and Health Professions Council (HPC).


Enhanced Professional Practice students have access to a wide range of excellent facilities and equipment for realistic workplace experiences.

Visit the Enhanced Professional Practice MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Swansea University website for more details!





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