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Long Term Conditions and Long Term Care  MSc

Overview

The MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Long Term Conditions and Long Term Care) is aimed at nurses and health, social work and social care professionals who are working with people with long term conditions in their homes, care homes or in the acute sector.

Students are able to enhance their knowledge and develop their clinical, professional and research skills within an inter-disciplinary learning environment.

Study areas include research methods; advanced practice; safe and effective care; self-care management; physical, mental and social well-being needs of people with long-term conditions and technology based assistive devices in health and social care. Students explore creative ways to place the user at the centre of service delivery.

Students will learn how best to facilitate self-care management, through user and carer engagement and the use of technology-based assistive devices such as telehealth, telecare and telemedicine. Students will be taught how to innovate whilst ensuring safe and effective care by applying whole systems thinking to ensure proactive risk management.

The MSc is designed so it can be tailored to individual career development needs.

Dean's Scholarships

For those starting in January and/or September 2015, there are up to 12 Dean's Scholarships available, based on academic and clinical excellence. Each scholarship is worth £2,500, and will be awarded to students across all the routes of this course. Find out if you qualify and how to apply.

Who is the course for?

The course is for nurses and health, social work and social care professionals who are working with people with long term conditions and are looking to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills in long term care.

Why study Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care at City (Long-term Care)?

  • Enhance your existing practice and theory giving you greater confidence to progress advanced practice, leadership and research roles with a specific focus on the management of long term conditions in long term care settings.
  • Expand and share your knowledge and experience with your fellow students across disciplines and professions
  • Learn from experienced practitioners and leading researchers who are internationally recognised in their fields
  • Advance your career and professional aspirations in a flexible way.

Entry Requirements:

  • 2:2 degree or above
  • Current professional registration with relevant professional / statutory body or equivalent
  • At least one years' relevant practical experience as a health / social care / social work practitioner
  • References may be requested.
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Course Fees:

  • Full-time EU: £7,500 (MSc)
  • Part-time EU: £3,750 per year (MSc)
  • Full-time Non EU: £15,000 (MSc)
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,500 per year (MSc)
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Start Date:

The course starts in September and January each academic year.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

  • 2:2 degree or above
  • Current professional registration with relevant professional / statutory body or equivalent
  • At least one years' relevant practical experience as a health / social care / social work practitioner
  • References may be requested.

English Requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Visa Requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

When and Where

Start Date:
The course starts in September and January each academic year.
Duration:
Full-time: 1 year (2 days a week) Part-time: 2 years (1 day a week). Students have up to 1 year to complete their dissertation.

Course Content

Length of course:

The normal period of registration for a Masters degree is one year's taught programme for full-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation) or two years' taught programme for part-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation).

Students will learn how best to facilitate self-care management, through user and carer engagement and the use of technology-based assistive devices such as telehealth, telecare and telemedicine. Students will be taught how to innovate whilst ensuring safe and effective care by applying whole systems thinking to ensure proactive risk management.

The MSc is designed so it can be tailored to individual career development needs.

Course Structure

Students will study six core modules, one elective module and complete a dissertation.

Alternatively students can take modules from this Masters degree as standalone CPPD (Continuing Personal and Professional Development) courses. In this case, course costs might vary. For further information please click on the CPPD links below each module.

Core Modules

Elective Modules

The range of modules available ensures that students can tailor the MSc to their career and personal development needs. It is also possible to exit with a Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate. In consultation with the Programme Director, those students working with older people will be actively encouraged to select the 'Evidence based dementia care' or 'Making a difference: Research and Development in Care for Older People' module for their elective.

Discover more School of Health Sciences CPPD modules.

Read the full 2014 programme specification.

Teaching and Assessment

A blended approach to learning and teaching is adopted including institution-based taught modules; e-learning and work-based learning. Modules are run by experienced practitioners and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive teaching methods. Students will learn in large and small multi-professional and multi-disciplinary groups and will be supported and encouraged to participate in independent learning.

Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of a Masters level course, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity.
Assessment is diverse and includes methods such as coursework, examinations, portfolios,  case studies, reports, seminar presentations, skills schedules and objective structured clinical examinations.

Read the full 2014 programme specification.

Fees

  • Full-time EU: £7,500 (MSc)
  • Part-time EU: £3,750 per year (MSc)
  • Full-time Non EU: £15,000 (MSc)
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,500 per year (MSc)

Length of course:

The normal period of registration for a Masters degree is one year's taught programme for full-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation) or two years' taught programme for part-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation).

DegreeHome/EU full-time 2016/17Home/EU part-time 2016/17Non EU (overseas) full-time 2016/17Non EU (overseas) part-time 2016/17
MSc (180 credits)£7,500£3,750£15,000£7,500

Please note that fees are subject to annual increases.

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Postgraduate Fees and Finance.

Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.

Scholarships

The School of Health Sciences believes that exceptional academic and clinical performance should be recognised and rewarded. We have several scholarships available for students starting on our courses this September and January:

Apply for scholarships using the official scholarships form.

Bursaries

You may also be eligible to apply for a means-tested NHS bursary. Please visit theNHS Bursary page of our website, or the

NHS Student Bursaries websitefor details.

Career Prospects

The course prepares health, social work and social care professionals for leadership careers and innovative practice in self management for long-term conditions (for instance, specialist nurses and facilitators of self management programmes) and in self management for long- term care (for instance, specialist social workers, registered care home managers and district nurses). It is also suitable for those entering academic careers in teaching and research in long-term care.