Taught course

Managing Long-Term Health Conditions

University of Sheffield · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

You’ll need 120 credits at level 6 (or the equivalent shown through APEL), or a proven ability to study at postgraduate level. If you’re a health care practitioner, you should be professionally registered and have the relevant clinical experience.

Months of entry


Course content

About the course

This unique course is clinically focused and disease specific. You’ll develop a critical understanding of the research, policies and practice relating to long-term conditions in various organisational contexts. Studying and discussing the difficulties faced by people living with long-term health conditions will enhance your intellectual and practical skills.

The world needs health professionals

And we’re dedicated to educating them. We have strong links with other health departments at the University, including the School for Health and Related Research (ScHARR), the Department of Sociological Studies, the Medical School and the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth.

The school is close to the central University campus, opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. You’ll be at the heart of student life with West Street, Broomhill and the best students’ union in the country on your doorstep.

We teach the skills that matter

Because we work closely with our partners in health and social care, your course will equip you with the skills employers are looking for. All our courses are research-led, shaped by local, national and international policy. They’re designed to be flexible, to meet the demands of a rapidly changing work environment.

We teach the skills you need to establish research and education initiatives in health and social care wherever in the world you are needed. Through our partnerships with other organisations, you’ll get the chance to network and make useful contacts.

Core module

There are no core modules.

Examples of optional modules

Choose four from a range including: Managing Diabetes as a Long-Term Health Condition; Managing Heart Failure as a Long-Term Health Condition; Managing Renal Disease as a Long-Term Health Condition; Palliative and End of Life Care; Identifying the Deteriorating Patient in Primary Care; Relationship-Centred Dementia Care.

Teaching and assessment

Lectures, seminar presentations and small-group work. Sessions are run by either clinical experts or our experienced lecturers. Each module is assessed by a written assignment.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

If you already work with NHS patients in NHS Yorkshire and the Humber or in the East Midlands, funding may be available. Contact us for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
Flexible months

Course contact details

Mac Macintosh
+44 (0)114 222 2054