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MSc Clinical Care

Key facts

Start date September 2018

Duration/mode 36 months part time

UK fees £10,500 (total)

Entry requirements A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) + current registration

Language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in listening, reading, writing and speaking

This course is available to UK residents only


A new course suitable for band 6 and 7 clinical staff who want to develop and advance their knowledge, skills and leadership in aspects of pain, wound care, the interface between mental and physical health, evidence based practice and practice improvement. The course incorporates adult and child health modules and is targeted at clinical practitioners who may wish to continue their career providing direct patient care, yet have the opportunity to study at Master’s level and enhance their practice and professional standing.

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Course content

This new and exciting course has been created to develop the skills of clinical staff to an expert level of practice. The attributes, skills and knowledge identified include an appreciation of evidence-based practice in order to evaluate the research base of healthcare. To understand how to change practice effectively and to lead that change.

The student will be expected to gain both an understanding of healthcare culture and cultural change in order to better implement improvements to care delivery.

The Masters in Clinical Care has four core modules in Evidence-based practice, Leadership in Health and Social Care, Innovation in Health and Social Care and a dissertation. Students will be able to take optional modules to develop specific areas of their own clinical focus and/or develop expertise. All of the option modules are linked to the Schools world leading research, which include wound care, pain, mental health and will thus enable you to deliver world class practice.

Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Clinical Care MSc in the course catalogue

Learning and teaching

The Masters consists of 4 core modules which run in a logical order over 3 years, plus a number of optional modules to the total value of 60 credits. The evidence based practice and leadership in healthcare modules will be taught in the first year, followed by the innovation in health & social care module in the second year and the dissertation module in the 3rd year. This order allows students to build their knowledge in a coherent manner enabling a true understanding to develop of the complexities associated with delivering care in the current healthcare environment.

The assessment of the 4 core modules facilitates individual student choice regarding their topic(s), based on their clinical interest, knowledge and expertise. This allows the masters a "bespoke" nature, where students can direct their learning to an area which most meets their needs and the needs of their clinical environment. This is a distinctive feature of this programme.

New optional modules have been developed with a universal appeal in wound care, pain management, mental health issues associated with long term conditions and diabetes. In addition, 2 new child focussed modules have been developed, which address the care of children with long term conditions and the management of the deteriorating child. Students with a clinical interest outside these specialist areas will be able to further focus on their individual particular interest by undertaking modules such as work based learning, where the student, in partnership with a clinical mentor and lecturer, devise their own learning contract and assessment, and/or accrediting learning from study days, where students demonstrate their learning through a variety of structured learning events, for example shadowing experts, negotiated clinical placements/visits and conference attendance. Students will also be able to undertake optional modules from the faculty optional catalogue, providing they have a clinical focus.


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Applying, fees and funding

Entry requirements

Current registration with the appropriate healthcare professional body

A bachelors degree with 2:1 (Hons) or above, or equivalent qualification in healthcare related discipline from an HE institution

A level of professional engagement with current healthcare practice to be assessed via interview

Relevant professional experience will also be considered/taken into consideration.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in listening, reading, writing and speaking. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

How to apply

Application deadlines: Apply by 31 May for September entry.


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UK/EU fees: £10,500 (total)
International fees: £21,500 (total)

Read more about paying fees and charges.

Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.  Find out more at Masters funding overview.

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Career opportunities

Completion of this programme will give you the skills and competencies to undertake senior clinical leadership roles.

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