Taught course

Healthcare Practice

Kingston University · Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Entry requirements

•Honours degree 2.2 or above in a recognised health-related subject (or an equivalent overseas qualification) •Recognised health-related professional qualification and evidence of current valid professional registration (e.g. PIN number) •Normally one year post-qualifying practice experience and working in an area of healthcare practice when you apply •Personal statement outlining reasons for applying •Two satisfactory references, one of which must be an academic reference. The second should be a reference from your current employer dated within the last year (from date of application) Module specific requirements will apply to some modules. Applications will also be considered from applicants who can demonstrate: •successful completion of a standalone module at level M; or •a minimum of 30 credits from standalone modules at level 6, at or above grade B (60 per cent) Candidates with non-standard qualifications will be asked to complete a short qualifying essay and may be required to submit supplementary details (e.g. transcripts).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The course offers a varied and flexible programme of practical and academic study. Students complete a personalised award in which they self-select modules of study or a specific pathway that allows the exploration of specialist areas of practice, like the development of advanced skills in autonomous practice.

There is provision for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), depending upon the choice of study route followed, and a flexible framework offering interim awards (postgraduate certificates and diplomas) as well as a full MSc. All routes include compulsory research modules.

Compulsory core modules

• Research methods (15 credits)
• Dissertation research project or work-based project or systematic review (60 credits)

You may choose to complete a traditional research project, work-based project or a systematic review for your dissertation. This offers flexibility and allows you to undertake a dissertation which will have meaning and relevance to your particular professional circumstances.

There will be provision for APL, subject to the choice of study route followed, and a flexible framework offering interim awards (PgCert/PgDip) as well as the full MSc. Most modules are available on a freestanding basis. All routes include compulsory research modules.

Please note: please apply directly to St George’s, University of London.


Information for international students

If your native language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency. http://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-degrees-postgraduate/healthcare-practice-pgcert-pgdip-msc/entry-criteria

Fees and funding

For information on funding, please visit: http://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-postgraduate

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Officer, St George's, University of London
+44 (0)20 8725 2333