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Advanced Practice (dissertation only) MSc

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MSc Advanced Practice (Dissertation only) is for experienced healthcare practitioners in hospital and community settings who have completed PGDip in Advanced Practice, Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and/or have 120 credits at level 7. The course builds on your existing skills and experience to enable you to undertake an extended project relevant to your clinical interests.

Key benefits

  • You will be studying at the No. 1nursing faculty in the UK and 2ndin the world (2021 QS World University Rankings by subject).
  • Access to world leading resources, including extensive online reading material via our library service and course specific virtual learning material.
  • Access to extracurricular seminars and lectures given by leaders in healthcare from around the world, including virtual and/or recorded sessions

The course is suitable for nurses and allied healthcare professionals who have completed the PGDip Advanced Practice, PGDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and/or have 120 credits at level 7. The course is a study pathway that allows you to apply the learning and skills you acquired in your previous studies to undertake an extended project and write a dissertation of 12,000 words. Four project types are available: an analysis of an area of healthcare provision; a systematic review of the literature; an evaluation of professional practice; and an empirical study. The course is made up of one 60 credit module, which you will complete over a year on a part-time basis. A designated supervisor will support your project work throughout the course.

Base campuses

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

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Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Course accreditation

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King's College London and Affiliates

Awarding Institutions

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King's College London and Affiliates

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

20 hours of one-to-one supervision with a named supervisor. Supervision is complemented by online group seminars and focused skills training sessions and guided virtual learning resources, equating to 50 hrs. A facilitated monthly online student forum is also offered.

Approximately 500 hours (75% of total hours) of independent study such as preparing for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading, and completion of your dissertation. You are expected to undertake 5-10 hours of self-study per week. This may vary depending on the stage of your project and individual deadlines agreed between yourself and your supervisor.

Assessment

  • Dissertation

You will be assessed in the form of a dissertation of 1200 words

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take: • Dissertation (60 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

A completed MSc will indicate to actual and potential employers that you have the abilities and characteristics required of a healthcare professional working in a more advanced position. As such, some graduates move on to more senior roles, while others pursue a clinical-academic career as well as doctoral studies

Tuition Fees

Deposit

Funding

The course is suitable for nurses and allied healthcare professionals who have completed the PGDip Advanced Practice, PGDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and/or have 120 credits at level 7. The course is a study pathway that allows you to apply the learning and skills you acquired in your previous studies to undertake an extended project and write a dissertation of 12,000 words. Four project types are available: an analysis of an area of healthcare provision; a systematic review of the literature; an evaluation of professional practice; and an empirical study. The course is made up of one 60 credit module, which you will complete over a year on a part-time basis. A designated supervisor will support your project work throughout the course.

Base campuses

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Course accreditation

kcl logo

King's College London and Affiliates

Awarding Institutions

kcl logo

King's College London and Affiliates

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Loading...

Teaching methods - what to expect

20 hours of one-to-one supervision with a named supervisor. Supervision is complemented by online group seminars and focused skills training sessions and guided virtual learning resources, equating to 50 hrs. A facilitated monthly online student forum is also offered.

Approximately 500 hours (75% of total hours) of independent study such as preparing for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading, and completion of your dissertation. You are expected to undertake 5-10 hours of self-study per week. This may vary depending on the stage of your project and individual deadlines agreed between yourself and your supervisor.

Assessment

  • Dissertation

You will be assessed in the form of a dissertation of 1200 words

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take: • Dissertation (60 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

A completed MSc will indicate to actual and potential employers that you have the abilities and characteristics required of a healthcare professional working in a more advanced position. As such, some graduates move on to more senior roles, while others pursue a clinical-academic career as well as doctoral studies

Tuition Fees

Deposit

Funding

Application closing date guidance

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. This programme will remain open only to the final dates below if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full.

  • EU or overseas (international) fee status: Friday 29th July 2022
  • Home fee status: Friday 26th August 2022
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