This programme is intended for experienced healthcare practitioners who are seeking to advance their practice, enhance their knowledge of research and evidence-based healthcare and develop their roles.
This programme is suitable for practitioners, educators and managers from many healthcare disciplines who are developing autonomous practice, supporting educational and practice development or exercising clinical leadership. Practitioners may choose to follow generic pathway or choose from a number of clinical specialities. Applicants are generally expected to be working within the chosen specialist field.
Availability of a particular pathway is subject to sufficient numbers of students electing to take the compulsory modules on that pathway and cannot be guaranteed in each year.
Please see our frequently asked questions here.
Dr Geraldine Lee
King's College London
Specialist pathways available in: Cancer Nursing, Cardiac Care, Child Healthcare, Critical Care, Dermatology, Diabetes Care, District Nursing, Leadership, Midwifery, Neuroscience Care, Palliative Care, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner/Community Matron/Case Manager, Public Health Nursing, Women's Health Care.
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
Typically students take one year to complete a certificate, two years for a diploma and three years for an MSc. Maximum of six years PT.
Waterloo and Guy's campuses.
Possible options after taking this programme include advanced practice roles such as nurse consultant, specialist practice roles, education, research and audit.
Year of entry 2013