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Advanced Professional Health Studies: Postgraduate Stand Alone Units / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
Masters Level modules
Module dependant: usually 12 weeks part-time
Entry requirements
In addition to a recognised health professional qualification*, all applicants require one of the following:
  • A relevant honours first degree (2:2 or above, or equivalent) from an approved higher education institution
  • Evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience which the University accepts as qualifying the applicant for entry

Non-SLA funded part-time students, seconded from employment to undertake the programme, require the written support of their employer to attend the programme and to complete any necessary practice requirements.

For students working in the NHS in Greater Manchester (and, in the case of some units, the wider Northwest) who wish to apply for a place funded through the NHS North West CPD Service Level Agreement (SLA), line manager support and Trust SLA authorised signatory is obtained as part of the CPD apply system.

*Health Professional in the context of this programme refers to registered Nurses, Midwives or Allied Healthcare Professionals (AHPs) in direct clinical contact with patients and registered as such with the UK NMC, HPC or their equivalent in other countries.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

25 places for each course unit

How to apply

Funded by the Service Level Agreement (SLA) - applications must be made using the NHS North West online CPD application site:

Self funded or organisation funded (non SLA) - applicants need to complete both the Word application form and the online application process below:

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course description

Stand-alone units

A wide range of discipline specific and core multi-professional units are available.


Self-funding/employer funded candidates may apply. The 2014 fees are :

£1005 per 15 credit unit

£2010 per 30 credit unit 

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 0270
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