Advanced Professional and Clinical Practice (MSc)

Queen's University Belfast

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Advanced Professional and Clinical Practice at Queen's University Belfast

This taught Masters programme nurtures
talented and innovative professional practitioners, placing practice at the forefront. The course is delivered
through the five specialist pathways long
associated with the School of Nursing &
Midwifery, enabling students from differing
professional backgrounds to review their
own practice and share balanced
and critical findings that contribute
towards improving the quality and
efficiency of health and social care
provision on a global level.

We work closely with our local Healthcare
providers to design bespoke clinical
experiences for our Masters
students. Each student will undertake 225
hours' clinical experience in a setting
relevant to their studies to allow them to
develop their ideas to completion. Students
work within regional centres of excellence,
and many develop contacts and
friendships that continue throughout their
careers.

Advanced Professional and Clinical Practice highlights

With approximately 3,500 students, the School has one of the most extensive portfolios of programmes of any nursing and midwifery school in the UK or Ireland.

Student Experience

  • All students will undertake 6 modules,which are delivered through a rangeof blended learning strategies, plus aperiod of clinical practice. A proportion ofthe content is delivered through on-linemethods, which supports the philosophy ofthe programme, that it is open tolocal, national and international applicants.Students complete an agreed rangeof optional and specialist modules,generating new ideas for improvements inpractice. Then, through their dissertation,they have an opportunity to critically reviewin greater detail innovative or emergingareas of their professional work.

 

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Notes about fees for this course

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Northern Ireland (NI)£5,500England, Scotland or Wales (GB)£5,500Other (non-UK) EU£5,500International£15,700

All tuition fees quoted are for the academic year 2018-19 and relate to one year of study only. Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

More information on postgraduate tuition fees.

Additional course costs

All Students

Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies.Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library. If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges. Students undertaking a period of work placement or study abroad, as either a compulsory or optional part of their programme, should be aware that they will have to fund additional travel and living costs.If a programme includes a major project or dissertation, there may be costs associated with transport, accommodation and/or materials. The amount will depend on the project chosen. There may also be additional costs for printing and binding.Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen.There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.

Advanced Professional and Clinical Practice costs

In year 1 students must buy a uniform from a QUB uniform supplier (approximate cost £180), a name badge (£10) and a clinical portfolio (£10) from the University. Students must undertake a clinical placement and are required to pay a placement charge of £1,500. Students are responsible for funding travel, accommodation and subsistence costs. These costs vary depending on the location and duration of the placements.

How do I fund my study?

From the academic year 2017/18, the Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.

A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.

More information on funding options and financial assistance.

International Scholarships

Information on scholarships for international students, is available at http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships/.

* information shown is for 2017-18 and should be used as a guide until 2018-19 scholarships are confirmed.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Entrance requirements

Graduate
Applicants must have a professional qualification in Nursing, Midwifery or Allied Health and Social Care Services. They shall normally hold a relevant 2.2 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Applicants with a 3rd Class Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) will be considered on a case-by-case basis, if they can demonstrate appropriate experience with in-service training, acceptable to the School.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements should contact the Programme Co-ordinator for advice.

The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL). Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

English Language Requirements

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (*taken within the last 2 years).

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.

INTO - English Language Course(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)

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