The MSc Advanced Practice (Leadership) is aimed at all health and social care staff who are looking to develop their knowledge and skills as leaders within their workplace. Over the past decade, the emergence of tools such as the Leadership Qualities Framework, and the work on developing leadership skills in the workplace undertaken by the Institute for Innovation have firmly placed the requirement to demonstrate excellent and sound leadership skills as a key element of person specifications and essential attributes for senior roles within the sector.
This Master's course is likely to appeal to a wide range of professionals, for example, senior or consultant nurses (or those hoping to move into that role), community matrons/ caseload managers, social work team leaders, managers from prison and probation service, and team leaders working in the public and independent health care sectors.
The flexible nature of the course means that you can complete the modules in any order (with the only pre- requisite that a research methods module is completed prior to the dissertation). We will accept credits at Level 7 from other universities providing they can be mapped to our course learning outcomes. Once accepted on to the course, you will meet with the programme leader to plot your route to award and who will support you during your programme of study at the University of West London
We recommend that students start the course with two modules:
• Role Development (20 credits)
• Becoming an Advanced Practitioner (40 credits)
Generally, you will study 60 credits worth of modules each year unless you have prior learning which can be credited against the course learning outcomes at the appropriate level.
The face to face days - which you must attend - will be held at the Berkshire Institute for Health (Reading) for both Year One modules.
For Role Development, these will be held on:
• 27th September
• 11th October
• 15th November
Three electronic study days will need to be completed at a time to suit you. The assignment will be due on:
The face to face days for becoming an Advanced Practitioner will be held on:
• 10th January
• 24th January
• 7th Feb
• 14th March
• 9th May
• 30th May
The six electronic study days can be completed at a time to suit you. The assignment will be due on 27th June 2018.
All face to face study days are from 9am to 4pm.
Career and study progression
Completing the Masters programme will give you the skills and confidence to stand out in the graduate market. Since the introduction of the Graduate Curriculum in Nursing in 2010, a Masters degree will be the next stepping stone for career development for current cohorts of student nurses, so will be an advantage to those nurses currently looking to get ahead and establish their career pathways.
Opportunities for further study include progression to our MPhil programme, and onwards to a Professional Doctorate or PhD.
How to apply
Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/how-apply
Scholarships and bursaries
Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/scholarships-and-bursaries
You will need a first degree or equivalent professional qualification. If you do not have a first degree, but possess substantial work experience, you are still invited to apply. In these cases, you will be asked to present a portfolio and qualifying essay, to demonstrate your potential for studying at Master’s level. You will also need to submit an extended curriculum vitae which must demonstrate evidence of personal and professional development.