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Start Dates: Feb,Oct
Attendance: Part-time day
Course Level:Postgraduate
Duration: 3 Years
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton

About the course

If you are a registered nurse and ready to take your career to the next level, then this course give you the skills to become an advanced practitioner who can lead, innovate and enhance healthcare within and outside the hospital environment.

This master’s course covers all areas of your practice (clinical, managerial, education and control centres) and uses your current work and development needs to build on your existing skills and experience.

You will be taught by a course team of experienced health professionals who will support you through any concerns you may have about returning to study.

To be eligible for this course you must be already working as a UK-registered healthcare professional in your chosen discipline (and remain so for the duration of the course).


  • Study key areas such as understanding advanced nursing practice in today’s profession, understanding the opportunities of the workplace and how health professionals challenge and lead change.
  • Explore key areas such as mentorship, people management, patient safety and resilience, as well as clinical and theoretical practice.
  • Gain sound knowledge and experience in a range of areas enabling you to progress to more senior roles and be recognised as a well-grounded and capable individual, with this potential supported by postgraduate qualification, experience and continued development.
  • Develop critical thinking skills through learning how to evaluate and present evidence from a range of sources within your area of practice.
  • Acquire specialist expertise as an autonomous learner, undertaking a research project that will contribute to advancing your practice.
  • Benefit from a course developed by experienced health professionals who will prepare you for your return to study and support you to operate at an advanced level.

Units

  • Clinical Leadership And Management (CEL040-6) Compulsory
  • Health Research Methods (CEL046-6) Compulsory
  • Human Factors And Safer Healthcare (CEL050-6) Compulsory
  • Work-Based Learning For Advanced Clinical Practice (Nursing) (CEL054-6) Compulsory

Assessment is integral in all units to check that you have met the threshold standards expected of all graduates undertaking this level of study. They are also linked to learning, designed to promote the development of key subject specific and transferable skills for future employment. The requirements of each assessment will be detailed in a formal assessment brief document and discussed in teaching sessions. Each unit is designed to help you to develop your nursing related skills in ways, which are directly relevant to your interests or workplace. The overarching course assessment strategy is designed to assist you in identifying, reflecting on and meeting your own learning needs. Furthermore, where appropriate the unit assessments provide the flexibility for you to choose to investigate a contemporary issue. The assessments will include a range of possible approaches: - Portfolio of learning - Skills logs - Case studies - OSCEs and written examination - Reflective accounts - Presentations - Essays - Journal and report writing - Clinical examinations Dissertation or Service Improvement project Each of these completed assessments will enable you to demonstrate the ability to critically understand and evaluate complex issues relevant to healthcare and communicate these effectively to a range of audiences. This strategy informs the assessment methods for each individual unit within the course and is based on Masters level descriptors and course learning outcomes.

Entry requirements

You need to fulfil these criteria:

  • a. Be a registered healthcare professional on either the NMC or HCPC register.
  • b. Have a degree (grade 2:2 or higher) or equivalent professional experience.
  • c. Currently be employed with a health or social care provider within a nursing role.
  • d. It is essential that students remain in practice throughout this course and can provide a signed letter of support from their employer confirming that they can provide the skills development and support required for this course.

Sponsored applicants who meet the above entry criteria will be interviewed by their employer and if successful and they met the criteria for entry then their details will be forwarded to the University Admissions Department for registration.

 

 

 

Entry requirements


You need to fulfil these criteria:

  • a. Be a registered healthcare professional on either the NMC or HCPC register.
  • b. Have a degree (grade 2:2 or higher) or equivalent professional experience.
  • c. Currently be employed with a health or social care provider within a nursing role.
  • d. It is essential that students remain in practice throughout this course and can provide a signed letter of support from their employer confirming that they can provide the skills development and support required for this course.

Sponsored applicants who meet the above entry criteria will be interviewed by their employer and if successful and they met the criteria for entry then their details will be forwarded to the University Admissions Department for registration.

 

 

 


On completing this course you should be equipped to initiate developments at both national and local level within healthcare settings and contribute specialist expertise in midwifery, nursing or paramedic science to improve practice standards, contributing to improved outcomes in patient care.

Fees and funding

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £7,840 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £7,840 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Scholarship Available

The Scholarship scheme for international students enrolling in the academic year 20/21 at one of our UK campuses is as follows:

  • An automatic £1,000 Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for new international applicants (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A £500 Prompt Payment Discount for applicants who pay their first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A further £500 for applicants who are also University of Bedfordshire alumni

Fees and funding


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £7,840 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £7,840 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Scholarship Available

The Scholarship scheme for international students enrolling in the academic year 20/21 at one of our UK campuses is as follows:

  • An automatic £1,000 Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for new international applicants (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A £500 Prompt Payment Discount for applicants who pay their first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A further £500 for applicants who are also University of Bedfordshire alumni

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

How to Apply

UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student