Taught course

Advancing Practice

University of Worcester · Institute of Health and Society

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an honours degree preferably in a subject associated with health, social care or social welfare. If you don’t have a degree we are always open to discuss equivalents. The programme is open to professionals and non-professionals as well as those in practice and not in practice. Some modules and awards may require specific entry criteria. This is especially so if they are associated with awards from a regulatory body such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council or Health Professions Council. Students may be asked to an informal interview, depending on their application information. All students are asked to supply an academic reference, preferably from an academic who has taught you in the last few years. If this is not possible, a professional reference is required.

PG Diploma, PG Certificate

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Responding to the needs of modern healthcare, this is a dynamic and multi-faceted postgraduate programme that helps practitioners to move confidently into new and more demanding areas of work.
This interdisciplinary course develops a critical appreciation of health and social care within a contemporary, social, political, economic and cultural context.

Modules include Advanced Adult Health Assessment and Leading and Managing people. The course is modular and as such can be studied either full or part-time. It will appeal if you are providing or interested in care and health in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors.

The course will develop your critical thinking and evaluative skills. The flexible postgraduate modular scheme means you can study at your own pace, and there are opportunities to design a personally focused course to meet individual needs and interests.

The course will enable you to get involved in debate and share ideas with other students from a range of different backgrounds and perspectives within the health, social care and welfare sector

Information for international students

This course can be studied full-time in one year

Fees and funding

Employer or self funded.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
72 months


part time
48 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment75
Dissertation25 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1905 855 111
+44 (0) 1905 855 377