Taught course

Advancing Practice in Health (Advancing Practice in Health Framework)

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline.

Some modules require individuals to be working in the specific area of practice and/or have access to a suitable workplace setting (paid or voluntary) along with the support of a line manager and work place mentor.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Advancing Practice in Health is aimed at health professionals and those working in areas such as public health, the community and the voluntary sector. The award responds to an appreciation that career opportunities transform over time and people and individuals may wish to expand or develop on their skills and knowledge in a particular area of practice.

The course offers flexibility in module choice, allowing you to personalise your educational journey. You can choose from the wide range of modules that are available as part of the Framework. Delivered online, the course offers several modes of study (full-time, part-time or workplace) in response to individual needs and today’s culture of work and learning.

Why QMU?

Educationally and practice relevant postgraduate framework: Aimed at individuals working in a health-related field or public health, the community and the voluntary sector, this course will enable you to develop your knowledge and skills in your own area or gain knowledge in another area of practice.

Flexible study options: Follow a named route tailored to a specific health profession of select single modules for your own CPD. Full and part-time options available. Fully delivered online.

Tailor your own pathway: Based on a model of collaborative multi-professional learning and housed in the Division of Dietetics, Nutrition and Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Radiography, there are plenty of modules available progress in your current area or gain knowledge in another.

Make a difference to people’s lives: Framework modules will allow you develop your skills and knowledge and contribute to the health of our nation and beyond.

Theoretical and practically focused: Learning and teaching is underpinned by research, evidence and scholarship against the background of current and evolving political and social landscape for health and wellbeing.

Information for international students

International: You will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.5 with no individual component score less than 6.0.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)131 474 0000