MSc Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice (Nursing)

Published: 11th March 2019

The MSc in Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice gives registered nurses the knowledge and skills they need to enhance their practice and prepare for leadership roles.

The course is aimed at nurses registered with a relevant professional, statutory or equivalent regulatory body. You will study content that reflects professional, UK-wide government and international benchmarks for advanced level practice in health and social care, enhancing your suitability for revalidation.

This includes contemporary knowledge and skills in clinical and direct care practice, leadership and collaborative practice, improving quality and developing practice, and developing self and others.

You will learn how to develop efficient and ethical ways of working that offer a better quality of life and care by placing service users and carers at the centre of decision-making and service redesign.

Flexible learning

Study this course full-time over one year or part-time for a maximum of five years depending on your other commitments.

Tailor your course

Choose from a wide range of course units to suit your own interests, with nursing-specific units on topics including leadership and managing change.

Find out more about the course and apply online at https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/12148/msc-advanced-leadership-for-professional-practice-nursing/

Teaching and learning

We use a range of teaching and learning methods, including face-to-face, blended and online learning.

The course focuses on an active learning approach and is designed to prompt the discovery, processing and application of knowledge through collaboration and cooperation.

You will draw on your own experiences – both academic and work-based – when learning. The course will promote the construction of understanding through task-related activities and reflection.

We have extensive experience and good practice in online learning, with dedicated e-learning technologists to support you and our staff in making the most of the e-learning platform.

Find out more by visiting the postgraduate teaching and learning page.

Coursework and assessment

You can undertake standalone units as short courses for professional development purposes only, or build up a selection of optional and compulsory course units to complete a PGCert or PGDip academic award and, on completion of a dissertation unit, an MSc.

The dissertation unit enables you to consolidate your learning by completing a piece of work from a range of options:

  • research grant proposal;
  • full or adapted systematic review;
  • report-based dissertation including:
    • public health report/health needs assessment;
    • service development/organisational change audit;
    • evaluation of service delivery/policy.

A range of assessments are used throughout the course to assess your knowledge and understanding and to develop your intellectual and practical skills.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,200 per 15 credits (£2,400 Dissertation)
    International students (per annum): £2,700 per 15 credits (£5,400 Dissertation)

Standalone units for CPD

  • UK/EU students: £1,200 per 15-credit unit (£2,400 dissertation)
  • International students: £2,700 per 15-credit unit (£5,400 dissertation)

The fees will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for international students for the course duration at the year of entry).

For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance. Please be aware that you are only eligible for the postgraduate loan for English students if you choose the 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time programme.

Entry requirements

Entry requires a health professional qualification relevant to nursing or current registration with the relevant professional, statutory or equivalent regulatory body.

You must also hold a relevant honours first degree (Lower Second or above, or equivalent) from an approved higher education institution OR evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience that the University accepts as qualifying you for entry.

Part-time students whose unit(s) have practical components also need written support from their employer to attend and complete any practice requirements.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

If you are self-funded or organisation-funded, please complete this application form (Word, 133 KB).

Contact details

Academic department: Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Telephone: +44 (0)161 306 7605
Email: cpd.nursing@manchester.ac.uk
Website: https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/nursing/

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