Taught course

Clinical Practice for Nurses and Midwives

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

A BSc (Hons) degree. Equivalent qualifications are also acceptable. You must work in a role that involves direct contact with patients/clients and value the opportunity to examine critically your own practice and that of your peers.

Months of entry


Course content

This award is suitable for nurses, midwives and health visitors who practise in a capacity that involves a significant degree of autonomy in decision-making.

This should include some control of resources, although not necessarily at a high level.

The curriculum has a distinctive practical focus, and integrates practice-based and university-based learning through the process of cooperative inquiry. Study will focus on your day-to-day practice and examines competence in knowledge application, clinical and interpersonal skills, clinical judgement and decision making, influencing standards and development of care.

What You Will Study

You will study the following modules:

Using Knowledge
Being Reflective
Relating to Patients
Cultivating Collaborative Relations with Colleagues
Promoting Learning
Evaluating and Developing Clinical Skills
Decision Making and Clinical Judgement
Innovation and Change
Clinical Management

How You Will Study

You must attend the University one day per week, with possible additional sessions outside term-time.

You will work within a co-operative inquiry group, which involves spending time in the practice setting and meeting to reflect on that practice. Your practice will be assessed and accredited by self and peer assessment. Evidence of the competence to be presented is determined by negotiation within the group.

Possible Career Options

Graduation from this clinical Masters degree will enable you to make a significant contribution, directly and indirectly, to the development, delivery and evaluation of nursing or midwifery service provision in your field. Graduates report that their capabilities, confidence and job satisfaction are enhanced thanks to this course.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Enquiries & Admissions
08455 194 787
01443 654050