MSc in Advanced Practice (MSc)
The programme offers generic and specialist pathways providing students with the opportunity to explore their specialist areas of practice and obtain a relevant named degree within the MSc in Advanced Practice scheme.
The programme is divided into modules that are credit rated. Each taught module offers 30 credits, with an optional dissertation for those who wish to move to Master's level. Students must complete four modules in the taught component of the programme; one of these is a compulsory research module and the remaining three modules are of the students' choice dependant on the pathway chosen.
Your application form will be processed more effectively by the University if you provide the supporting documentation electronically using the online application upload facility.
- two references from the persons named on your application form have been received;
- copies of certificates or transcripts for qualifications listed on your application form, (including those that demonstrate English language competence) have been received, translated into English by a verifiable source where necessary.
Features of the Programme
Extensive collaboration and consultation has ensured the development of contemporary course content that meets the educational needs of practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds.
When you become a student at Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies you gain the following:
- Become part of Cardiff University, a member of the Russell Group of Britain’s leading research universities.
- Join a flourishing community of post-registration students from a wide range of backgrounds.
- Are taught by academic staff that are highly qualified with a wealth of clinical and research experience.
- Are assigned a personal tutor who provides academic and personal support during your studies.
- Have access to the University’s social activities and services.
- The opportunity to explore and analyse the changing needs of professional and clinical practice and develop the skills to deliver specialist areas of care
- The opportunity to undertake an innovative programme that offers a range of shared learning opportunities
- The opportunity to undertake a programme in which there is an emphasis on independent learning in a research led environment, enabling students to access the latest evidence base on professional practice
- The opportunity to learn in a school which is an accredited Joanna Briggs Centre
- The involvement of senior research active staff in programme delivery
The MSc Advanced Practice offers flexible study for students with busy clinical careers.
- Flexible study on a two year part-time route. Taught programme, over one academic year (three terms) and one term of year 2. (The due date for submission of dissertation by part time students shall normally be no more than three years from the point of registration, on to the programme).
- Full-time route. Taught programme over three terms and completion of a dissertation. (The due date for submission of dissertation by full time students shall normally be no more than 50 weeks from the date of initial registration, onto the programme).
- Flexible learning via a range of delivery styles including classroom teaching, self-directed study, distance learning, e-learning.
- Flexible study pathways that can lead to named awards in diverse specialist and professional areas.
By the end of the programme the student who will be holders of Masters level qualifications will demonstrate the QAA (2001) descriptors and be able to:
- deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
- demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level;
- continue to advance their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level; and will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility; decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations; and the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.
Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning (AP(e)L)
AP(e)L is available to students who have derived significant learning from previous education and life/work experience.
Please contact the School to discuss your requirements.
Registration with the University to undertake the programme is dependent on applicants meeting the following criteria:
- Possess an initial or higher degree of an approved institution.
- Possess a non-graduate qualification equivalent to graduation.
- A non graduate may also be admitted provided that s/he has held, for a minimum of two years, a position that provides relevant experience in respect of the programme of study to be pursued.
- Secured funding.
- Employer’s support (where appropriate).
- A prospective candidate who already holds the Doctor of Philosophy shall show that the Master’s Degree scheme to be pursued is in a different field of study from that for which the degree of PhD was awarded.
- Students will normally be health, social care or other professionals with relevant qualifications and registrations.
- Applicants whose first language is not English or Welsh must satisfy the English Language requirements for entry to the university by attainment of a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS no more than 3 years before the proposed date of entry.
- Individual modules within the programme may have additional entry criteria due to the aims and learning outcomes of the module and/or due to NMC regulations.
For details of Postgraduate Welcoming Events visit http://www.cf.ac.uk/gradc/newpostgrads/welcomeevents/
Week commencing: to be confirmed
Week commencing: 4 January 2010
Week commencing: 29 March 2010
Please note: applicants are required to discuss the focus of their dissertation with their managers/sponsers or the programme manager prior to commencement on the course and complete a DRAFT research proposal outline. Students will be expected to produce the draft proposal on commencement of the programme.
Length of Programme
One year full-time (50 weeks) / maximum of three years part-time (preferably two years).
Location of the Programme
The delivery of module will take place at Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies sites in Cardiff (Ty Dewi Sant and EastGate House), Caerleon and throughout SE Wales.
£565.00 per 30 credit module
£1130.00 per 60 credit module
Full-time students £3,390.00
International students £12,300.00
For further information please contact:
Your completed application form should be submitted to:
School Information Desk
Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies
Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Park Campus