The course offers a varied and flexible programme of practical and academic study. Students complete a personalised award in which they self-select modules of study or a specific pathway that allows the exploration of specialist areas of practice, like the development of advanced skills in autonomous practice.
There is provision for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), depending upon the choice of study route followed, and a flexible framework offering interim awards (postgraduate certificates and diplomas) as well as a full MSc. All routes include compulsory research modules.
Compulsory core modules
Research methods (15 credits)
Dissertation research project or work-based project or systematic review (60 credits)
You may choose to complete a traditional research project, work-based project or a systematic review for your dissertation. This offers flexibility and allows you to undertake a dissertation which will have meaning and relevance to your particular professional circumstances.
All named pathways include at least one specialist compulsory module. Most also include self-selected option modules:
Community and Integrated Care
Most modules are available on a free-standing basis. You may choose further option modules from the full range of postgraduate courses offered by Kingston and St George’s. This allows you to build a personalised programme of study to meet your specific development needs.
Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK
Taught in partnership with Kingston University
. You will benefit from a large, multifaculty experience combined with the health science expertise offered by St George’s, University of London
Access to postgraduate learning centre
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 If you've completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another, though applicants are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within a one year period.
Overall 7.0 with 6.5 in Listening, 6.5 in Reading, 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in Speaking.
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.
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). For non standard entry please see the website.