Course Comparison

Course MSc Contemporary Healthcare (Education) MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions)
Award Master of Science - MSc Master of Science - MSc
Duration 3 years 3 years
Course type Part-time Part-time
Placement - -
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Nursing and Midwifery School of Nursing and Midwifery
Entry requirements

You will normally have a first degree (BSc (Hons) at 2:1 or above or European first cycle equivalent plus a professional qualification in health or social care). You will be assessed individually for your ability to study at this level and therefore an interview may be necessary.

To be eligible for the MSc Contemporary Healthcare (Education) you must also:

  • be registered in the same part or sub-part of the register as the students you support
  • have completed three years post-registration experience
  • have extended your professional knowledge, skills and competency to at least first degree level
  • have access to HEI undergraduate and post-registration/ postgraduate learning opportunities
  • support inter-professional learning and working and support practice development
  • contribute to decisions about fitness for practice
  • have the ability to teach and assess in HEI and practice setting.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English in accordance with the University’s Admissions Code of Practice i.e. IELTS minimum of 7 in each part.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Part-time students

You will normally have a first degree (BSc (Hons) at 2:2 or above or European first cycle equivalent plus a professional qualification in health or social care). You will be assessed individually for your ability to study at this level and therefore an interview may be necessary.

If you do not have a first degree at 2:2 or above (or the European first equivalent) but have appropriate practice-related experience relevant to the programme you may still be eligible to apply. In these cases, you would also be required to submit a short piece of writing as part of the admissions process.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English in accordance with the University’s Admissions Code of Practice - IELTS of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each category.

You will also need to be working in an environment that will enable you to meet the programme learning outcomes and have a clinical mentor in practice in undertaking a clinical module.

Full-time/international students

The entry requirements for full-time or international students who wish to enrol on this programme are generally the same as those for part-time students (please see above).

To enable you to meet the programme learning outcomes you will be supported to choose modules with non-clinical assignments.

AP(E)L:

Claims for credit for prior learning, whether certificated or experiential are accepted and will be assessed following University regulations and faculty procedures.

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS):

This programme is equivalent to 90 ECTS credits (second cycle) with 30 ECTS credits at postgraduate certificate, 60 credits at postgraduate diploma and 90 credits at masters degree. Each 20 credit module has the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits and assumes a notional student effort of between 200-300 hours.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.