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Institute of Health

Professional Practice in Healthcare (Research and Enterprise)

MSc Part-time 3 years

The MSc Professional Practice in Healthcare (Research and Enterprise) pathway has a strong emphasis on the evaluation and development of both professional practice and research, and encourages participants to reflect critically on workplace experiences and learning in order to develop knowledge and skills in leadership and management in healthcare.

The MSc Professional Practice in Healthcare (Research and Enterprise) pathway has a strong emphasis on the evaluation and development of both professional practice and research, and encourages participants to reflect critically on workplace experiences and learning in order to develop knowledge and skills in leadership and management in healthcare.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
  • Entry Requirements View
  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

The MSc Professional Practice in Healthcare (Research and Enterprise) pathway has a strong emphasis on the evaluation and development of both professional practice and research, and encourages participants to reflect critically on workplace experiences and learning in order to develop knowledge and skills in leadership and management in healthcare. The course aims to provide a clear framework, which supports continuing professional development, recognition of prior learning, and work based learning for enhancing knowledge of research and enterprise within a healthcare context.

What happens on the course?

Year 1 PG Certificate Professional Practice in Healthcare will allow you to demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights at the forefront of your academic discipline or area of professional practice. You will undertake three core 20 credit modules.

Year 2 PG Diploma Professional Practice in Healthcare (Research and Enterprise) pathway aims to provide you with a route for you to develop your career in research and enterprise, whilst maintaining a focus on all areas of healthcare practice. The course continues to offer you opportunities for inter-professional learning with a mix of healthcare professionals undertaking the programme.

Year 3 Dissertation will enable you to evaluate critically, current research and advanced scholarship in healthcare practice and to develop understanding and new skills to a higher level. You will undertake a 15,000 word research dissertation/project from a choice of 3 options:

1. Primary Research

2. Secondary Research (Integrative Review)

3. Evidence Based Practice Project

During the Master’s Degree course you will demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in healthcare practice.

Potential Career Paths

Research and Enterprise skills are highly sought after by employers in the healthcare arena. Whether you intend to remain in a largely clinical role or plan a broader, more research focused role in healthcare this course will enable you to showcase your personal and professional development as an innovator and researcher in your field of practice. At every stage of the MSc Professional practice in Healthcare (Research and Enterprise) you will be encouraged to personalise your learning and apply theory to practice.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • An existing undergraduate degree or postgraduate certificate (or above), or alternatively certificated evidence of recent study at Level 6 or above (within the last 3 years) related to the field of healthcare to ensure ability to study at Masters level.
  • Applicants originally from countries where English is not the first language must provide evidence of achieving IELTS with an overall band score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each element or equivalent.

 

 

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


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

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.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


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

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