Taught course

Professional Practice

University of Essex · School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

  • A relevant professional qualification – e.g. Nursing, AHP, Social Worker etc so registered with NMC or HCP
  • A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience
  • A good first degree in a relevant subject OR relevant professional experience and qualifications that demonstrate ability to study at level 7
  • Currently employed in a relevant field of practice – e.g. in health or social care setting - NHS, local authority, education, community or third sector etc

Months of entry


Course content

Choose to study in a way that suits you best. Our MA Professional Practice is a pathway degree that can be studied on a modular basis. You develop your knowledge and skills in various areas across the sector to help you build your expertise and progress in your career. With input from practitioners across a variety of backgrounds, you gain insight into a wide range of areas including public and private health and social care settings and community/voluntary sectors.

There are three routes offered; Professional Practice, Professional Practice for Leadership and Professional Practice for Education. All three routes engage students in the professional development required for higher level practice, leadership and/or education roles.

Information for international students

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
EU £7,560 Non EU £16,225

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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