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Practice Development

University of Cumbria

24 months
1750 GBP/year
1200 GBP/year
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If you’re an experienced practitioner looking for a professional edge, then the Practice Development program from University of Cumbria  is the first step you need to work up to a master’s degree.


With this Practice Development program from University of Cumbria you have the opportunity to take a shortened study programme at level 7 that will give you 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 academic potential because flexibility and choice sit at the heart of our programme, so you can fit your studies around your busy life.


You can study gradually at a pace to suit you, starting with a single module and building towards your Post Graduate Certificate (60 credits). If you wish to study further, you can advance onto a Post Graduate Diploma (120 credits) and then a full Masters degree (180 credits).

Our 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acute and Critical Care: Foundations for Practice
  • Critical Care: Contemporary Issues
  • Acute Care: Assessment and Management of the Acutely Ill Adult
  • Advanced Pathophysiology and Disease in Practice
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Emergency Care: Care of Minor Illness and Trauma

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission criteria are outlined in the University Admissions Policy. Normally applicants will be required to hold an honours degree classification second-class honours, lower division or above in a related subject. 
  • For applicants who do not meet this requirement, non-standard entry criteria will apply. In such cases, applicants will be interviewed. This decision will be at the discretion of the programme leader. It is expected that such candidates will have evidence of successful study at level 6 (or equivalent) within the preceding 5 years.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3500 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2400 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.


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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