Postgraduate prospectus

Healthcare Practice, MA

If you have a postgraduate diploma, or credits for conversion, our top-up degree by blended learning offers the chance to gain a Master's in Healthcare Practice.

This Healthcare Practice MA is a top-up degree comprising two modules to develop your leadership skills, your academic rigour and your ability to link research to practice. You will build on your existing postgraduate award and increase your confidence in appraisal of literature. The course is ideal if you have a postgraduate diploma or 120 credits at Level 7 and wish to build on them for a Master's degree in Healthcare Practice.

Employers are seeking people with competent research skills to deliver evidence-based practice. You will develop these skills with an independent research-informed study, in which you devise and propose a project for change, undertake an audit or service evaluation or an extended literature review on a topic of your choice. With us, you will become an independent thinker who is knowledgeable about ethics and technologically confident in unfamiliar situations.


Avery Hill


1 years part-time

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Home/international fees

* 2022 starters pay the 2021/22 fees.

2021/22 fees

What you should know about this course

  • If you are looking to increase your employability, our expert lecturers will help you develop your skills in appraising and designing research.
  • Your studies are designed to be highly relevant to your working life. Build your skills by developing a significant project.

What you will study


Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact for more information.

About the course team

Welcome to our Healthcare Practice MA (top up). Your teaching comes from an experienced team of lecturers. These include academics and practitioners with a wide range of experience, all of whom are qualified teachers. The course leader has 30 years' experience in nurse teaching. He is a National Teaching Fellow, a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and holds an OBE for services to nursing and sexual health education.

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Entry requirements

If you are

Applicants from a UK educational background should have a first degree, usually at 2.2 or above, plus either of the following:

  • A postgraduate diploma obtained through, for example, a programme of study which leads to registration with the Nursing or Midwifery Council (NMC) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Equivalent 120 credits at Level 7, e.g. health-related CPD credited courses.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?


Can I use prior learning?

The entry requirements are a health-related PGDipHE or equitable 120 credits at Level 7, and registration with one of the various health or social care registration bodies e.g. NMC. For participants who have already completed the specific research methods course (OMED 1356) or similar elsewhere, you will/can undertake RESE1159, "The Dynamics of Dissemination".

We accept PGDips/120 credits from other universities, but that doesn't exempt you from doing 60 credits in total. If you've done 20 credits research elsewhere, then you may wish to do RESE 1159 instead of OMED 1356, but you must do one or the other.

How you will learn

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22 and we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible face-to-face and on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Please note that UK Coronavirus policy continues to adapt to ongoing changes. Our plans may need to change and we may need to move activity online at short notice in response to any changes in Government guidance and Covid safety requirements.


The course uses applied and shared learning. Both 20-credit modules are a blend of classroom and online attendance which allows for webcam participation. 'The Dynamics of Dissemination: Publishing, Promoting and Performing your Studies' is one day per month.

The project and dissertation module is also one day per month between January and May, with expert supervisors guiding each candidate.

Class sizes

The typical intake for the MA Healthcare Practice is about 6-10 but numbers increase to 20–30 for modules that overlap with the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice.

Independent learning

Outside formal teaching, you work independently to complete coursework and assignments. You can access expert support from library services, personal tutors and dedicated supervisors to assist with your project and dissertation.

You can also join student societies and learn skills to become an active sharer in online/social media communities.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, and assessments. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.


Research methods assessment is a conference-style presentation, proposing your project. The dynamics of dissemination assignment is preparation of professional/academic dissemination;the project is a 10,000-word dissertation of an extended critical review, independent audit or work-based project.

Feedback summary

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Dates and timetables

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

* Calculated as an average of compulsory and optional modules (where applicable each year). You can find out more detail about how individual modules are taught within the 'What you will study' section.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2021/2022 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Other costs

The full-time equivalent fee for this course is £10,000 (both Home and International). The cost per module is proportionate to this.

Unless you are attending sessions/supervisions via Webcam, you will need a good quality camera and microphone.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This qualification enables you to apply for senior grades requiring Master's-level qualifications in fields such as nursing, health visiting, speech and language therapy, health promotions and public health.

As a Healthcare Practice graduate, you will have enhanced your ability to synthesise reflective skills and critical enquiry. This will support you in management and leadership positions as well as any research focused role in practice. It will also support your professional development towards an academic career.

Studying this course as associate students with a Bachelor's degree provides the opportunity to study our new dissemination course at Level 7.

Do you provide employability services?

Information coming soon.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Each of the modules are dynamic, creative and innovative, and employ a range of skills and resources. These include Adobe products such as Spark and Rush; web conferencing with Zoom/Adobe Connect; Pantopto recording; Prezi; social media for shared learning. You'll also boost your confidence for stand-up presentations, academic citizenship and presence.

Support from the department

You will benefit from the interactive shared learning, which is fully customised to your specific learning needs in relation to achieving your learning goals and MA qualification. You are supported by enthusiastic teachers, tutors, supervisors, and with active engagement from library services.

Accommodation information

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.