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Practice Development MSc

Course Description

Take your practice development skills to new heights by taking our MSc Practice Development. This course is ideal for health professionals who wish to grow and develop within their professional roles and workplace.

We offer a variety of work-based modules explicitly designed to meet postgraduate needs for learning in a wide range of practice situations. You will be able to choose the modules that best meet your interests, ensuring that what you learn is relevant to your profession and workplace. You will gain a wealth of complex and specialised knowledge as well as a critical awareness of issues at the forefront of your field of practice.

Course outline

As well as the core modules, you'll be able to take your pick from our list of optional modules, or from the stand-alone modules belonging to the department. Taking this option will require you to complete a proposal form indicating the proposed title, providing evidence that at least 60% of the credit for the award is specifically focused upon the indicated subject area.

You will need to complete an induction prior to starting your first module (distance learning students excepted). We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the university and your programme of study; alternatively classroom-based induction days take place at our Lancaster and Carlisle campuses and are usually scheduled for the first week of each semester.

If you have studied at the University of Cumbria in the past two years, the requirement to attend the induction day may be waived.

Other admission requirements

Normally applicants will be required to hold an honours degree classification second-class honours, lower division or above in a cognate subject. For applicants who do not meet this requirement, non-standard entry criteria will apply. In such cases, applicants will be interviewed. This decision will be at the discretion of the programme leader. It is expected that such candidates will have evidence of successful study at level 6 (or equivalent) within the preceding five years.

Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis. Potential students will be offered advice by an academic tutor on the suitability of the award and their module choices, this will be dependent on factors such as currency of prior learning, and their personal and professional development needs. Students should be able to show potential benefit from studying for the award and offer a rationale for their module choice.

Visit the Practice Development MSc page on the University of Cumbria website for more details!

Entry Requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) procedures. See course description for further admission details.

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