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Advanced Practice (Leadership) MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

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Overview

For managers and leaders employed in healthcare organisations in a practice role involving regular patient/client contact. Learn theories of leadership and develop an enhanced repertoire of leadership skills and styles.


Key benefits

  • Central location allows access to world leading clinical and academic resources.

  • Access to extracurricular seminars and lectures given by leaders in healthcare from around the world.

  • A multi-faculty environment drawing on clinical and academic expertise from a number of world leading schools and hospitals providing an unparalleled inter-professional learning experience.

  •  Located in the heart of London, across four of King's Thames-side campuses (Waterloo, Strand, St Thomas' and Guy's) and the Denmark Hill Campus in south London. 


Key information

Application status Open

Duration 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.

Study mode Part-time

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Course intake 10-15.

Course leaders Julia Mingay, julia.mingay@kcl.ac.uk

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office
tel: +44 (0)20 7848 7000
fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery

Department

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Entry requirements & how to apply


Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Employment/work experience requirements:

You must normally be working in a practice role, which involves regular patient/client contact. The College cannot arrange clinical placements. Applicants should be working in an appropriate care setting and/or post for the duration of the programme and have a minimum two years’ clinical experience as a qualified practitioner.

Academic Requirements:

The normal entry requirement for graduate study is a Bachelor's degree with minimum 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent). 

Applicants with other backgrounds or qualifications, including those without a first degree, can be considered: if you do not meet the normal entry requirements or you have only the minimum academic standard you should pay particular attention in preparing your supporting statement and CV to ensure that you draw attention to evidence of potential success at graduate level. This might include publications, preparation of substantial reports or active participation in service development initiatives or funded research. 

Application procedure

Apply using the College application form available online. In addition, please submit a CV detailing relevant professional and academic experience.

Personal statement and supporting information

Indicate the pathway/options you are interested in studying. Give details of any King's College modules that you have already studied which you wish to incorporate into the programme (including module name and course code, date completed, grade and credits gained). Identify any modules that you wish to be considered through the Accredited Prior Learning process.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications for September 2017 entry is 31st March 2017. After this date, programmes will remain open if places are available, and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July 2017 or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September 2017.

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Course detail

Description

You will learn theories of leadership in a range of contexts and develop an enhanced personal repertoire of leadership styles and skills. A distinctive feature of the programme is the range of learning techniques used, including individual and group work, peer learning, organisational observation, reflective review and experiential learning. You will undertake core modules in leadership, the modernised NHS and evidence-based practice and healthcare research. In addition students select options from a range of areas including: 

  • Clinical specialities

  • Professional development and organisational change

Other options from our BSc programme may also be available. Students who have already studied clinically-focused modules at undergraduate or graduate level at King's may be able incorporate this study into the programme, subject to certain limits and provided that the credits have not already contributed to an award. Modules studied elsewhere may be incorporated through accreditation of prior certificated learning (subject to a successful accreditation claim). 

Please see our frequently asked questions here.

Course purpose

This master's in Advanced Practice aims to help those working in management or leadership roles in healthcare organisations to become familiar with the origins, mechanisms and implications of the current health and social care modernisation programme and assess future policy-making process in relation to the NHS and broader public services.

Further literature

School graduate programmes brochure.

Course format and assessment

The majority of assessment is by coursework; some modules are also assessed by one examination.

Structure

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Career prospects

Leadership and management roles in the NHS or private sector such as practice development, clinical leadership and nursing or midwifery management.

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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

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Full time tuition fees - Overseas

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Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

£3,150 p.a. (MSc, PG Dip, PGCert 2017/18)*

Part time tuition Fees - Overseas

£6,140 p.a. (MSc, PG Dip, PGCert 2017/18)*

*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee. 

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

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