Taught course

Contemporary Healthcare

Plymouth University · Faculty of Health and Human Sciences

Entry requirements

A relevant 1st degree or European 1st cycle equivalent plus a professional qualification in health or social care. Those without a degree but with relevant practice related experience may be eligible to apply.

Advancing Practice, Health Genetics, Midwifery

Months of entry


Course content

Do you want to continue your professional development in nursing, midwifery and healthcare? Our contemporary programmes reflect political and professional changes in healthcare and will advance your skills, knowledge and insight in this challenging sector. With the option to study part-time over three years, you can pick the modules you want to study and choose how you learn. And you’ll leave fully equipped to provide more effective, efficient and quality patient care across many sectors.

Through the contemporary focus of the programme, the intention is that students advance their knowledge and skills with the consequence that they will be well positioned to develop and improve practice in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and quality. This should lead to improved ways of working with a resultant impact on patient care ensuring a culture that fosters excellence and sustainability.


Core modules: advancing research knowledge in practice 1; advancing research knowledge in practice 2; health and social care futures.

Fees and funding

The new Postgraduate Loan for masters degrees in the UK will be introduced for students commencing in the 2016-17 academic year.

As part of a new government funded masters loan scheme, masters students who are under the age of 60 can now access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study.

The loans will be available for both taught and research masters programmes across all disciplines and subject areas (excluding PGCE, PgCert, PgDip, MClinRes or ResM).

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+44 (0)1752 585858