Taught course

Healthcare Practice PgCert/PgDip/MSc

St George's, University of London · Centre for Medical and Healthcare 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.

Non-standard entry

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).

Advanced Practice route

In addition to the above academic requirements, you will be required to:

  • have a minimum of two years full time experience or the equivalent in part time hours in health or social care employment
  • normally be employed in a senior healthcare role and be working in a practice setting which enables the achievement of the specialist module outcomes /advanced practice competencies (DH, 2010)

If you meet these requirements you will be invited to attend an interview to confirm you are in an appropriate role which supports the achievement of the advanced practice learning outcomes and assessments.

Months of entry


Course content

You are able to complete a 'personalised award' (PDF) in which you self-select modules of study or a specific pathway that allows the exploration of specialist areas of practice; including the development of advanced skills in autonomous practice.

This qualification is awarded by St George's, University of London and delivered by the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between Kingston University and St George's.


  • Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK
  • Taught in partnership with Kingston University. You will benefit from a large, multifaculty experience combined with the health science expertise offered by St George’s, University of London
  • Access to postgraduate learning centre

Fees and funding

We have a range of funding opportunities available for students.

Students may be eligible for:

  • Postgraduate Loans of £10,280 are available. Find out more information about Postgraduate Loans at Fees and Funding
  • For more information on Career Development Loans visit Gov.uk
  • Alumni discount. If you're a former St George's student you can qualify for an additional 10% discount from this course. Learn more

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

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