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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary:

  • Engage in contemporary, relevant modules and tailor your educational focus.
  • Develop your teaching and learning skills with peer support.
  • Learn in a multiprofessional group that mirrors the workplace.
  • Contribute to a vibrant learning community and wider development network.
  • Explore healthcare practice in detail, and discover how best to approach it from an educationalperspective
This course is aimed at early career educators, as well as experienced practitioners in health and social care. It is designed to develop your educational knowledge base, and practical teaching skills. The course is flexible to your personal requirements as you can take it to the level of qualification that you require. How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. You will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of diverse and innovative teaching and learning approaches, which will allow you to develop your educational practice and educational provision in the workplace. The course allows you to learn, engage and develop your practice in a multi-professional community which mirrors the workplace. It can be completed either taught (campus-based) or via distance learning. You can study individual modules from this course and gain academic credit towards a qualification. Visit our continuing professional development website for more information. You learn through:
  • workshops
  • online resources
  • webinars
  • multi-professional educational community
  • assessment and feedback
Applied learning - Work placements You will be expected to complete teaching activity to support your educational development. For full-time learners who no longer have access to a practice setting, we can support you with this. Networking opportunities On this course, you will benefit from a diverse, supportive learning community with which you can network, develop links and share good practice.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Advancing Learning And Teaching For Practice (Distance Learning) Learning And Teaching For Practice (Distance Learning) Elective modules Interprofessional Education (Distance Learning) Learners In Difficulty (Distance Learning) Simulation-Based Education (Distance Learning) Technology Enhanced Learning (Distance Learning) Final year - Compulsory modules Dissertation Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) Elective modules Evidencing Your Cpd Evidencing Your Cpd Interprofessional Education (Distance Learning) Learners In Difficulty (Distance Learning) Planning Service Improvement Simulation-Based Education (Distance Learning) Technology Enhanced Learning (Distance Learning)

Assessment method

Coursework Practicals

Entry requirements

Normally, applicants will hold a first degree / professional qualification which is recognised in the UK in a related health care subject. If the applicant does not hold a first degree, they will be required to submit a piece of written work with their application demonstrating their ability to write to level 6 standard. Other formally certified qualifications: Equivalent international academic and/or professional qualifications will be accepted. Applicants are usually required to provide at least one reference evidencing their capability for postgraduate study. Level of English language capability: International students studying with us over distance learning require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill area. Relevant work or work-related experience: Usually 2 years full time experience (or part-time equivalence) in relevant professional practice over the preceding 10 years. An appropriate professional qualification: Applicants will be motivated and prepared to study independently and autonomously. They must be prepared to embrace the challenges of Masters level study including online distance learning, have access to a reliable internet connection to support engagement and have sound IT skills. The programme is intellectually challenging and applicants should be prepared to actively contribute to discussion and debate; critically reflect upon own and others¿ practice and; explore and evaluate the evidence base underpinning their chosen course of study. Through the University's recognition of prior learning (RPL) process it may be possible for applicants to be exempt from some modules of the programme.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Currently applications for the September 2022 start of this course are only open to home students. Please see our online prospectus for further details. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options:
Health and Social Care Education at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS