Taught course

Advanced Practice for Health Professions

University of East London · School of Health, Sports and Bioscience - HSB
MScPgCert - in Applied Health Sciences PGDip

Entry requirements

Students will all have:- a first degree in a health related discipline classified as second class or above professional registration with the relevant regulatory body from their home country and/ or current membership of the relevant Professional Body relevant work experience is desirable but the applicant's overall profile will be considered during the admissions process

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme offers clinical staff practising in a range of disciplines the opportunity to construct an educational programme designed to meet their personal and professional needs. The programme is designed to give clinicians the opportunity to explore and evaluate the evidence base for their practice, enabling them to develop more effective and innovative approaches to practice.

The programme forms part of our Post Graduate Framework for Health Professions which offers a wide range of accredited short courses and modules focused around patient centred care and evidence based practice.
Full time Students complete the programme in 1 calendar year.
Part time students may take two to six years undertaking modules at a pace to suit their busy lives.
Students are required to complete two core modules Foundations in Research and a Dissertation.
Students may choose the remaining modules from a wide range of modules and short courses offered.

As many of the modules are related to the work setting they encourage the transferability of higher level skills and knowledge in order to review or change or transform current practice, often in line with government initiatives. The ability to understand critically, research publications, methods and analysis; conceptual thinking; reflection; group working and communication; and the skills relevant to independent life long learning are some of the transferable skills encouraged.

The students become more confident to articulate their practice in an interdisciplinary setting. This leads to advances in implementing continuing professional development, research or advanced practice in their departments and in wider context.

Information for international students

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

2014/15 UK / EU Fees:
Full-time 2014/15: £6,990
Part-time 2014/15: £1,165 per 30 credit module

2014/5 International Fees
Full-time 2014/15: £11,400

Qualification and course duration


part time
24+ months
full time
12 months

PgCert - in Applied Health Sciences

part time
8 months
full time
4 months


full time
8 months
part time
16 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978