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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

  • Study modules in clinical skills, professional development, research, service development, education and leadership and management.
  • Gain awards credit towards a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or masters in Advanced Professional Development.
  • Develop your professional practice, building on expertise you already possess.
Continuing professional development is a key requirement of health and social care professionals. This flexible course allows you to tailor your studies according to your own development needs, helping you to progress to more advanced or specialist roles. 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. The full MSc (180 credits) is achieved by studying the 2 mandatory modules of the Dissertation (60 credits) and Researching for Practice (15 credits). The remaining credit is accrued through your own individual module choices from a wide range of modules to support the personalised nature of your development. You will be supported in your choices by a course tutor underpinned by guidance on the pillars of advanced practice. Step off awards of a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) or Postgraduate Diploma (120) credits are available. Applied learning The flexible pathway of modular study allows you to choose how and when you study depending on your needs, tailoring your course to meet personal and workplace goals. Find out more about the advancing professional practice framework of modules by visiting our continuing professional development website. You learn through
  • distance learning
  • block and day study
Future careers You are able to tailor your learning towards your specific career aspirations. This course supports development of clinical, professional and personal skills towards specialist or advanced practice roles.


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. Compulsory modules Dissertation 45 Credits Dissertation 60 Credits Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) Researching For Practice (Taught)

Assessment method


Entry requirements

Entry requirements depend on your module choice. Normally you need a first degree or equivalent. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more Some modules may require previous clinical or management experience. If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options:
Advancing Professional Practice at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS