School of Nursing

BSc Professional Practice in Healthcare (top-up)

Start date(s)
6 May 2024,13 January 2025,3 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (1 year)
Campus location
University: Walsall Campus
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Why choose this course?

The BSc Professional Practice in Healthcare is a Top-Up degree that places a strong emphasis on the evaluation and development of both clinical practice and professionalism. You will be encouraged to reflect critically on workplace experiences and learning in order to further develop knowledge and skills in healthcare. The structure of the BSc Professional Practice in Healthcare top-up programme allows you to build on previously attained academic credits to gain a graduate qualification.

What happens on the course?

BSc Professional Practice in Healthcare will allow you to demonstrate an understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current practice and service delivery. Throughout the course you will have access to a range of learning opportunities to promote your transformation into a graduate health professional, able to examine your current practice through a critical lens and transform learning into professional practice. You will undertake three core 20 credit modules. 

Please note the modules below are currently being re-validated and are subject to change.

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Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Graduate attributes are highly sought after by employers in the healthcare arena and this course is designed to improve your effectiveness and influence in practice. The course provides a clear framework which supports both individual continuing professional development and workforce development.

The structure of the BSc Professional Practice in Healthcare top-up programme allows you personalise your learning and apply theory to practice. It is unique in allowing individuals to build on previously attained academic credits to gain a graduate qualification which is recognised by UK healthcare employers.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Part-time £2665 per year# 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

  • You must have current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration.
  • You must be employed in a healthcare setting in the United Kingdom (UK).
  • Applicants should apply directly to the University and if seeking support from an employer should agree means of financial support (if applicable) and negotiated time to attend university in advance of an application.

Other Requirements

  • Applicants will need to demonstrate that on entry to the programme they have capability for digital and technological literacy to meet course outcomes. Evidence of digital literacy and technological literacy capability will therefore be aligned to the online application process.




If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to pay.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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