Contemporary Health Practice (BSc (Hons))

Manchester Metropolitan University the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
2 - 3 years

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How you will study

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About Contemporary Health Practice at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



2 years minimum, 3 years maximum in length

UCAS code(s)

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Optional Estimate: £600

How are these costs calculated?

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.

Professional Costs

How are these costs calculated?

Some units may require Disclosure and Barring Service clearance. Responsibility for DBS on employment based and CPD programmes normally lies with your employer and not the University. It is possible to complete the degree without taking units that require DBS clearance.


Manchester Campus


Department of Nursing

This course is also run on a top-up basis

This degree is available as a top up degree (level 6 only)

Students applying for this programme should be those working in health, social care or related fields, from a variety of organisational, hospital or community settings. This includes hospital, community-nursing staff, paramedics, those in professions allied to medicine, health trainers, smoking cessation advisors, public health or health promotion practitioners, drug and alcohol workers.

For students with substantial experience who already have an existing Nursing diploma and professional qualifications this is a way to enhance their professional development and career opportunities by attaining an honours degree.

This programme focuses on the professional development needs of the student .It provides the opportunity for students to source learning that meets both immediate and future practice needs.  Designed to facilitate flexible, intra-professional learning opportunities, this degree programme can be studied at a pace suitable to the student (minimum normally two years, maximum normally three years).

Your career prospects after the course

The programme provides opportunities to develop professional portfolios, enhance career progression and the fulfilment of personal or professional development needs and interests.


In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation

DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known

Study options for this course

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  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 - 3 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.

Further information

The standard entry requirements for HE6 are that:

Applicants should be able to demonstrate their ability to study at the appropriate academic level and, where appropriate, would normally be employed in a field of health or social care practice.

The standard entry requirement is a relevant, UK (or equivalent) Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE) (120 HE level 5 credits).  However, one of the core principles of the CHP degree is that it provides a programme of learning for practitioners working within health and social care, not all of whom will have professional qualifications or have completed DipHE level studies.

In order to maintain accessibility of the degree, but also be able to assess equivalency of attainment and preparedness for learning at level 6, students applying for the degree without a formal Diploma in Higher Education (HE5) will be considered individually. These students will be required to provide a portfolio of evidence, which will be mapped against the university standard descriptors for entry to level 5 (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning APEL).  If this is the case, the programme leader will explain the process and what you need to provide.

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