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Advanced Professional and Clinical Practice, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #173 (QS) ,
This MSc Advanced Professional and Clinical Practice taught Masters programme from Queen's University Belfast nurtures talented and innovative professional practitioners, placing practice at the forefront. 

About

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.

Career Prospects

This Masters programme offers an opportunity for students to develop skills of analytical thinking within a clinical context. Alongside this, the programme facilitates the student's continued professional development. Graduates of this programme progress into management and leadership roles, or continue into a research or education capacity.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with our local world-class heathcare providers helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

 

Programme Structure

                        Specialist Pathways:
                        • Leadership and Management
                        • Maternal and Child Health
                        • Acute and Critical Care
                        • Mental Health and the Older Adult
                        • Cancer Nursing: Supportive and Palliative Care
                        General Optional Modules
                        • Law for Healthcare Professionals
                        • Clinical Inquiry and Applied Practice Based Research
                        • Pharmacotherapeutics for Practice
                        • Independent Study Module
                        Compulsory Modules
                        • Applied Research Methods and Statistics in Nursing; OR
                        • Qualitative Research Methods

                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        • Programme intensity Full-time
                          • Full-time duration 24 months
                        • Languages
                          • English
                        • Delivery mode
                          On Campus

                        English Language Requirements

                        • Minimum required score:

                          6.5

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                        • Minimum required score:

                          90

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                        Academic Requirements

                        You need the following GPA score:

                        Required score: Lower Second Class

                        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                        Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                        General Requirements

                        • 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). 

                        Tuition Fee

                        • International

                          15700 GBP/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 15700 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
                        • EU/EEA

                          5500 GBP/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
                        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                        Living costs for Belfast

                        • 561 - 890 GBP/month
                          Living Costs

                        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                        Funding

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