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Practice Development

University of Cumbria

12 months
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Practice Development from University of Cumbria aim is to see you become the best practitioner you can be and so we endeavour to give you the freedom and choice to study in a way that fits with your interests and lifestyle, even module-by-module, with support right along the way. 


Practice Development from University of Cumbria will provide a stimulating and engaging learning experience, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to be an innovator in your field. We make it easier for you to reach your potential because flexibility and choice sit at the heart of our programme, so you can fit your studies around your busy life.

Students at Practice Development from University of Cumbria will:

  • Formulate and complete a structured learning programme aligned to the Knowledge and Skills Framework (where applicable) and / or other appropriate competency standards that are appropriate to your professional role. 
  • Use initiative in decision making and generate transformative solutions through the synthesis of ideas and information.   
  • Communicate effectively and emphatically with patients, colleagues and other practitioners in complex and unpredictable situations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods 
  • Dissertation 
  • Evidence Based Practice 
  • Leadership
  • Acute and Critical care: Foundations for Practice
  • Acute Care: Contemporary Issues (Independent Study) 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 1st or 2nd class honours degree.
  • Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course, please contact the Enquiry Centre for further details. 
  • English Proficiency 

Tuition Fee


  • Automatic tuition fee discount applied for all   EU/EEA/Swiss nationals, currently resident in Europe, who will be commencing their studies in 2022/23. The scholarship will reduce the level of tuition fees that are payable from the Overseas tuition rate to the Home / UK tuition fee .  If the course is of more than one year's duration the scholarship will be applied each year for the duration of the degree programme.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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