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Clinical Practice BSc

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Looking for a way to boost your skills without putting your career on hold? Study areas you're interested in, at your own pace, to gain a BSc from King's College London. The part-time programme fits around you and your needs. Whether you want to explore a new specialism, or discover the latest thinking behind evidence-based practice, you'll find a host of modules to help you in your day to day role.

The Clinical Practice BSc at King’s College London offers a flexible opportunity for qualified healthcare professionals to study for a degree qualification part-time. While there is no set timetable for the course, it must be completed within five years

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Key information

Application status Open

Duration Up to 5 years

Study mode Part-time

Credit value UK 120 / ECTS 60

Course leaders Amanda McNaughton at amanda.mcnaughton@kcl.ac.uk

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Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care



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Course detail


You’re likely to be a nurse who has completed a diploma or equivalent in the UK or abroad – we’ve designed this course to give you the opportunity to top up your qualification to a degree and update your skills.  So it’s flexible with timings, and adjustable to your interests. 

Because there are only two required modules, your study is based around your practice area and your goals. We have a whole host of post-registration modules for you to choose from, in everything from neonatal to liver disease as well as non-medical prescribing and advanced assessment. 

Undecided about choosing modules? Our programme leads and student services team can help you discover how to get the most out of this course.   


At King’s, you’ll learn through lectures, seminars, and workshops. Our teaching methods will depend on the options you choose. Some will include more independent study, but most modules will involve around 50-80 hours of teaching. 

Our range of clinical practice modules are taught by a diverse teaching team. Many of our experts split their time between teaching and working in top London NHS trusts, so you’ll be kept up-to-date with the latest developments in healthcare.  


  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Portfolios
  • Written Examinations

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include written assignments such as essays and portfolios.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

Regulating body

King’s College London is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England


We’re based at the four London campuses: 

  • Guy’s 

  • Waterloo 

  • Denmark Hill 

  • St Thomas’ 

Different modules will happen in different locations, but a lot of your time will be spent around Waterloo. 


Course purpose

Course format and assessment

You can expect regular contact hours for each module of the study course, and this will include seminars, tutorials and workshops. Some areas of the course are designed to promote independent study supported by individual or group supervision, contact hours for these modules will be adjusted accordingly. Modules are delivered by blended learning or online.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.


Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.
Required Modules
  • Student Project

In addition, students choose one of the following modules:

  • Research Methods or
  • Evidence Based Practice
Optional Modules
You will also take a further 60 credits from the undergraduate post-registration modules offered that must be relevant to your working practice area.

Additionally, you will study a further 15 credits from any of the undergraduate post-registration modules offered, which may typically include:

  • Advanced Assessment Skills for Non-Medical Practitioners 
  • Cardiac Care: Symptoms & Management of Heart Failure
  • Liver Disease: Management and Care of Patients
  • Intensive Care Nursing
  • Long Term Conditions and Case Management
  • Neuroscience Acute and Critical Care
  • Palliative Care and End of Life Care Foundations
  • Neuroscience Nursing
  • Pain Management
  • Cardiac Care: Heart Failure Assessment and Management
  • ECG
  • Systemic Anti Cancer Therapy Work Based Learning
  • Neonatal Nursing: High Dependency
  • Work Based Learning

Entry requirements & how to apply

Applicants must hold a professional qualification and be registered with a professional body in the health field.

Students who enter as 'advanced students' must already hold 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 (UK Dip HE equivalent).

Application procedure

Please contact the Programme Leader, Amanda McNaughton at amanda.mcnaughton@kcl.ac.uk

Personal statement and supporting information

Please contact the Programme Leader for more information

Application closing date

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Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

For 2020/21 the fee for a 15 credit module is £1,320.  The fee for a 30 credit module is £2,640. 

For 2021/22 the fee for a 15 credit module is £1,390. The fee for a 30 credit module is £2,780

Part time tuition fees - Overseas


*This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Students may need to provide their own study materials such as computers
  • If a student is required to work in a specific clinical setting where they are not employed they are liable for any costs incurred.
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Any costs incurred as a result of working in a specific clinical setting where you are not employed 


Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.


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