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BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice


This interdisciplinary post-registration BSc Clinical Practice programme will develop your ability to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate client-centred care within your chosen field which might include: nursing, paramedics, occupational therapy, or community nursing. Your ability to make sound clinical judgements, critically analyse policy issues and apply knowledge, as well as manage your personal career development, will also be significantly enhanced.

Ranked 5th in the world and 3rd among UK universities for nursing (QS World Rankings by Subject 2019), our teaching will develop you as an autonomous lead professional within the adult nursing field.

Introducing your degree

If you are a health or social care professional who wishes to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding in order to enhance your practice abilities, then the BSc Clinical Practice course is the ideal programme for you.

This degree option is primarily concerned with Interprofessional practice and how this can be improved to optimise health outcomes and efficiency for service users.

Clinical Practice

Duration: Up to four years part time 

This degree in clinical practice will help you develop your knowledge and critical skills to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care within a given area of practice. The programme is designed to help you enhance your ability to make sound clinical judgements through careful evidence led analysis.

Throughout your study you will benefit from the findings of our clinical research, as well as our values based approach to learning. You will also improve both your understanding of the context of modern healthcare and your ability to analyse the issues that affect the delivery of care. These enhanced skills will help you to work much more closely with other health and social care professionals for the benefit of service users.

View the programme specification for this course for 2019/20 entrants

To Apply

Further information

Application details: Tel: +44 (0) 23 8059 5500


Please apply using the application at the bottom of this page.

Programme Structure

This BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice degree is made up of 60 ECTS. 20 ECTS will be from the one core module and the remaining credit will be from self selected module options totalling 40 ECTS.

A number of modules within the programme are jointly delivered at levels six and seven. However, these modules are differentiated in respect of the learning outcomes and assignment requirements.

In exceptional circumstances it may be possible to move between academic levels at the discretion of the module leader, but this must happen no later than day two of the module.

If you wish to move from level six to level seven you must meet the entry requirements for study at that higher academic level.

Key Facts

Students undertaking the BSc clinical practice course are funded for each module of learning and there is no charge to register on the degree. Sponsorship must be in place before university application is returned. International students must make their own funding arrangements.

Typical entry requirements

Selection process:

The BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice programme requires you to be in practice and registered with an appropriate professional body.

Evidence of 120 level 5 credits/Experienced Practitioner Route.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

For all health and social care practitioners working in any practice setting who wish to develop knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance practice.

To see a full list of the programme modules, the dates they run and their costs please follow the link below.

Core Module

NQCG3116 Enhancing Practice through Critical Appraisal and Reflection

This is the core module which is usually undertaken to complete your pathway.


Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Tuition fees

List of tuition fees for this course and it's variations
NameAwardYear of entryMode of studyUK/EUInternational
BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice2018Part-time£4,625not offered
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Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationary items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile. Calculators: Candidates may use calculators in the examination room only as specified by the University and as permitted by the rubric of individual examination papers. The University approved models are Casio FX-570 and Casio FX-85GT Plus. These may be purchased from any source and no longer need to carry the University logo.
BooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
EquipmentStudents will need to wear suitable clothing when attending clinical skills workshops e.g. trainers or soft sole lace up shoes, jeans or tracksuit bottoms and loose fitting tee-short or comfortable top. Students taking these modules where medical equipment is used, the equipment will be provided by the Faculty. IT: The Faculty provides computers in the computer rooms for students to use.
Printing and copyingn the majority of cases, coursework such as essays; projects; dissertations is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. A list of the University printing costs can be found here:
PlacementsAccommodation: The student is expected to obtain there own accommodation. Insurance: If the course you are studying includes placement then the insurance is covered by the faculty. Students should be aware that for some practice experience such as work abroad the insurance may not be covered by the Faculty, in which case the student is advised to obtain their own insurance. Medical Insurance: Students are advised to obtain their own medical insurance if the course they are applying does not cover it. Travel costs: Students are expected to provide their own travel costs. Immunisation/vaccination costs: Some modules may require the student to have up to date immunisation and vaccinations, the student will normally be expected to meet the costs of these unless otherwise specified in the module profile. Disclosure and Barring Certificates or Clearance: If the module requires the student to have these in place the student will normally be expected to meet the costs of these unless otherwise specified in the module profile.
Conference expenses The student is expected to cover the cost of conferences expenses unless otherwise specified in the module profile. Optional Visits: Some modules may include optional visits to clinics, hospitals, etc. You will normally be expected to cover the cost of travel and admission, unless otherwise specified in the module profile.
OtherParking Costs: You will normally be expected to cover the cost of parking, unless otherwise specified in the module profile.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

Throughout this degree in clinical practice you will benefit from a variety of learning methods that will help you integrate practice and theory. Your module lead will play a key role in facilitating your ability to make links between the two areas.

These methods may include: enquiry based learning; seminar and discussion groups; lead lectures; simulated practice; role play; case study reviews; workbook activities and technology enhanced learning. Where appropriate, modules of learning are mapped to National Health Service Knowledge and Skills Framework, or Nursing and Midwifery Council standards.

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