BSc/GradDip/GradCert Health Care Practice and BSc/GradDip/GradCert Nursing Practice

Course Overview

A professionally orientated programme of study, this course enables students to further develop their self-awareness, values and understanding to help make better decisions in health care settings.

Key Features

Who should take this course?
All health care professionals wanting to complete a first degree and/or graduate health care professionals with an existing degree seeking knowledge in a specific field of interest beyond that provided by their first degree.


BSC (Hons) and Graduate Diploma

Developed in line with the Quality Assurance Agency’s framework for higher education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (2001) and the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework and Development Review (2004), these courses are designed for health care professionals to continue their education and develop their skills to contribute to the changing health and social care system.

The courses are made up of two core modules, totalling 60 credits. The course enables a deeper understanding of the theory behind the health care practice, allowing students to make better informed, professional judgements in health care settings, resulting in confident, innovative clinical practitioners.

Course duration

Students are encouraged to complete their study in two years, studying 60 credits a year - which generally fits in easily with full-time employment. However, students wishing to study less credits per year are able to take up to four years to complete the course. Mode of attendance is determined by module selection.


Graduate Certificate

This will be awarded to students who complete a core module and obtain another 40 level three credits from modules of their own choice.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must have 120 credits at level two.
  • Please contact us on the number below to be put through to your relevant contact.


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How To Apply

Please contact us on the number below to be put through to your relevant contact.


+44 (0)1792 518553 or

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BSc (Hons) Part-time £1,750

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

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The College of Human and Health Sciences supports the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign. This means we want every member of our staff and students to feel able to raise concerns about wrongdoing or poor practice when they see it and confident that their concerns will be addressed in a constructive way.


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We promise that where staff or students identify a genuine patient safety concern, we will support them, help them to ensure their concern is fully investigated and, if appropriate, act on their concern. We will also give them feedback about how service providers have responded to the issue they have raised, as soon as possible.

Whether you are a staff member, or a student, please speak up when you feel something is wrong. We want you to be able to Speak Out Safely.