Taught course

Specialist Practice

University of the West of England, Bristol · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Please see http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/b70012 for more information.

Months of entry


Course content

This flexible part-time Specialist Practice course is designed for all health and social care practitioners wishing to enhance and develop their skills in a specific area of their practice. The MSc Specialist Practice is offered as a full-time and part-time route but is usually studied part-time. It can be achieved over a six year period with Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma interim awards.

The MSc Speciallist Practice course aims to enhance practice competencies through critical reflection on practice and development of your practice in line with current professional standards. You will be encouraged and supported to increase your level of autonomy and cross boundary working in your specialist roles.

In today's healthcare the term 'specialist' is no longer confined to a specialist unit as all areas of health are specialisms in their own right. Evidence suggests that patients have better outcomes if cared for as a client group by practitioners with the skills and knowledge in their specialism.

For students working in the community who wish to achieve the NMC Specialist Practitioner Qualification (SPQ), there is an option to follow the 'community pathway'. This applies, for example, to district and practice nurses and must be completed over a five year period.

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx

Fees and funding

Please see our postgraduate funding pages for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

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