School of Nursing

MSc Professional Practice in Healthcare (Teaching and Learning)

Start date(s)
13 January 2025,6 May 2024,16 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (2 years)
Campus location
University: Walsall Campus
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Why choose this course?

The Masters of Science Professional Practice in Healthcare (Teaching and Learning) provides access to structured and supported educational development to enable students to progress through their Masters Level study. 

Throughout this course our expert team of healthcare lecturers, practice partners and University of Wolverhampton’s ‘Service Users and Carers Contributing to Educating Students for Services (SUCCESS)’ team aim to ensure that you have access to a range of learning opportunities to further develop your clinical speciality practice. 

The University prides itself on its excellent partnership working arrangements with local practice partners, providing excellent support for you in the clinical setting, ensuring that you are supported in accessing relevant learning opportunities. 

Professional Practice in Healthcare (Teaching and Learning) aims to facilitate personal and professional development in education and strengthen participants’ ability to bring about positive change and solve problems effectively. 

What happens on the course?

The Master's of Science Professional Practice in Healthcare (Teaching and Learning) pathway has a strong emphasis on the evaluation and development of both clinical practice and research and encourages participants to reflect critically on workplace experiences and learning. 

The course aims to provide a clear framework, which supports CPD, recognition of prior learning, and work-based learning. You will access the MSc Professional Practice in Healthcare (Teaching and Learning) using the recognition for prior Learning process. You will bring in 60-credits through the completion of a Postgraduate Certificate in Education which has been recognised by Advanced HE.  

Years 2 and 3 of the MSc Professional Practice in Healthcare (Teaching and Learning) pathway provide you with a route to develop your career in Teaching and Learning, whilst maintaining a focus on all areas of clinical practice.

The course continues to offer you opportunities for inter-professional learning with a mix of registrants undertaking the programme. The course 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. 

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

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Everything you need to know about this course!

The course aims to:

1. Equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to evaluate, enhance, synthesise and develop higher levels of decision making within the context of healthcare service improvement.

2. Provide the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary and inter-professional learning and working.

3. Enable critical reflective practice and lifelong learning that fosters a spirit of scientific enquiry and research that promotes personal and professional development.


Location Mode Fee Year
Home Part-time £2665 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £2798 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time £2798 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time £2938 per year 2024-25

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

  • An existing Postgraduate Certificate which has been recognised by Advanced HE (within the last 5 years).
  • You must be a Healthcare registrant currently employed in a health or social care setting./li>
  • You will be required to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning with advanced standing of 60 credits, only in the form of an existing Post Graduate Certificate which has been recognised by Advanced HE (completed in the last 5 years prior to entry).
  • Applicants originally from countries where English is not the first language must provide evidence of the International English Language Test (IELTS) with a score of 6.5 or above./li>



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 on-site 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.


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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