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Postgraduate and post-qualifying courses

Postgraduate and post-qualifying courses are available to graduates who hold a first degree and may or may not be registered with a professional healthcare body such as the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Explore our post-qualifying courses by theme.

We currently offer post-qualifying courses at MastersPostgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Bachelors (Hons) levels of study.

Masters

Our range of Masters programmes are designed to supplement your undergraduate learning with a focus on leadership and management skills, developing an in depth understanding of your chosen specialist fields and for some of our courses, developing practice-based clinical skills. Our students leave us fully equipped to deal with the challenges of a healthcare profession in public sector, community and private practice settings.

Please note: most of our Masters programmes are available for study as Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) and Diploma (PGDip) qualifications. To find out more information about these study options, please contact our Postgraduate Admissions Team on: +44 (0) 23 8059 5500.

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Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP)

If you are a nurse, pharmacist or allied health practitioner interested in further developing your practice our MSc Advanced Clinical Practice could be the perfect programme.

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Clinical and Health Research

This MRes is a well-established clinical and health research option for healthcare professionals and social science graduates and is a passport to clinical academic careers and health research positions.

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Cancer, Palliative and End of Life Care

The MSc in Clinical Leadership in Cancer, Palliative and End of Life Care is an inter-professional programme for healthcare practitioners who wish to develop their practice and leadership skills.

MSc Health Sciences - Amputation and Prosthetic Rehabilitation

Amputation & Prosthetic Rehabilitation

This MSc will allow you to gain an in depth understanding of the patient journey from pre-amputation to prosthetic rehabilitation , exploring both physical and psychosocial aspects of patient care.

MSc Health Sciences - Neonatal

Neonatology

This MSc aims to equip you with specialist knowledge in neonatology, key research skills and the opportunity to interact with neonatal academics and clinicians across the world.

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Nursing Studies

This MSc course is a top-up programme for Health Sciences' students who have taken the PGDip in Nursing or PGDip in Public Health Practice: Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN).

Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas

Our Postgraduate Certificates (PGCert) and Diplomas (PGDip) , will give you the credentials you need to further your professional development.

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Public Health Practice: SCPHN

This PGDip is designed to improve leadership and management skills, developing career progression, for existing registered nurses and midwives.

Bachelors (Hons)

Our range of Bachelors degrees will provide you with a strong foundation on which you can further your healthcare career.

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Clinical Practice

This interdisciplinary BSc programme will develop your ability to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate client-centred care within your chosen field.

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Public Health Practice: SCPHN

If you are a registered nurse or midwife, you can improve your leadership and management skills, as well as move your career forward, with this community nursing BSc qualification.

Browse by theme

Explore our post-qualifying courses by some of our core themes and subject areas: leadership, neonatal and rehabilitation

Leadership

These courses concentrate on producing visionary professionals who have the ability to significantly improve healthcare services, both in this country and around the world.

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Cancer, Palliative and End of Life Care

The MSc in Clinical Leadership in Cancer, Palliative and End of Life Care is an inter-professional programme for healthcare practitioners who wish to develop their practice and leadership skills.

Neonatal

Our neonatal courses focus on the assessment and examination of new-borns and advancing knowledge of new-born nutrition, neurology and respirology, to generate confident practitioners within the healthcare sector.

MSc Health Sciences - Neonatal

Neonatology

This MSc aims to equip you with specialist knowledge in neonatology, key research skills and the opportunity to interact with neonatal academics and clinicians across the world.

Rehabilitation

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You will have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the patient journey from pre-amputation to prosthetic rehabilitation

Our MSc Amputation & Prosthetic Rehabilitation is currently the only programme we offer within the theme of rehabilitation. As a student on this course you'll develop your critical thinking skills, enabling you to constructively question healthcare policy and practice, as well as your knowledge, skills and confidence to become a leader in the increasingly global and vital field of rehabilitation.

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