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Advanced Practice in Healthcare

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Master of Science

A Master of Science (MSc) is a master’s degree awarded for a postgraduate programme in the sciences.

Course overview

Explore specialist areas of practice in-depth on this flexible master’s degree. With an overarching theme of advanced practice, you can enhance your expertise in healthcare, gain the research and leadership skills essential to the role of the advanced practitioner, and tailor the programme to your own requirements.

Introduction

This MSc provides a flexible programme of study for healthcare graduates and experienced health professionals that will consolidate your existing knowledge and develop your skills to an advanced level.

The programme will advance your clinical expertise, enhance your research skills and support you in devising a detailed personal development plan.

We’ll encourage you to reflect on what constitutes advanced practice in contemporary healthcare and explore concepts of leadership, management and education in advanced clinical practice.

The flexible nature of this multi-professional course enables you to tailor your learning to reflect your individual professional needs. There are options for profession-specific pathways through the programme. These may be clinical, managerial or more generic in nature.

Optional module choices cover a broad range of specialisms, from cancer care, management and therapies to a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, neurological care, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), therapeutic communication skills, and risk management. The programme team will provide guidance on the most suitable and relevant module choices for you.

Work-based learning is a key feature of the MSc, with emphasis placed on the development of interactive, collaborative and interprofessional communities of practice in contemporary healthcare settings.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for graduates in health and social care subjects, as well as junior doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

What you'll learn

  • Public health promotion and prevention strategies.
  • Effective history taking and physical and social assessment techniques.
  • Enhanced clinical skills, for example physical examination techniques, practical procedures, communication skills, and management.
  • The changing context of what constitutes advanced practice in the culturally and social diverse contemporary global healthcare environment.
  • Contemporary theories and concepts of leadership, management and education for advanced clinical practice.
  • Enablers for effective collaborative practice and interprofessional working.
  • Research methods typically used in health and social care.
  • How research relates to professional knowledge and evidence-based practice.
  • Specialist knowledge from optional module choices covering a wide range of disciplines, from therapeutic communication skills to a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

Course content

Discover what you'll learn, what you'll study, and how you'll be taught and assessed.

Starting in January 2024

This is a flexible programme that allows you to structure your studies to meet your own professional needs with the option to start in January, if you would prefer to do so. If you choose to study the full programme starting in January, then you will undertake semester two modules first, and semester one modules in September. If your course requires you to undertake a dissertation project, this will fall in the summer between your final year modules.

Year one

Compulsory modules

Clinical Skills and the Advanced Practitioner (HEAL482)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 1

A clinical skill is defined as any discrete and observable act within the overall process of patient care and may contain one or several different domains such as: physical examination skills, practical procedure, communication skills, and management.
This multiprofessional module is aimed at experienced health and social care professionals wanting to develop or build on their current clinical skills and knowledge in order to meet the needs of their patient/client group in a variety of clinical settings.
This module is intended to provide an opportunity for a critical exploration of clinical skills and management of the consultation process for Advanced Practitioners to include public health prevention and promotion strategies . Apprentices, students and trainee advanced practitioners will be able to enhance their professional practice by developing a knowledge and understanding of the evidence base that underpins effective history taking, physical and social assessment techniques utilising a red flag approach and accurately interpreting clinical findings.
The module will be delivered using a mixture of eLearning resources, interactive lectures, tutorials and practical sessions using simulation and peers to enable peer support and critique in a safe environment. Delivery is designed to enhance the knowledge and understanding of clinical skills development by all learners.
This module will be assessed by an Objective Structure Clinical Exam (OSCE) and a written exam.

Research-connected teaching is embedded in the module through a focus on the appraisal of published literature and application of current evidence to practice.
Active learning will take place during collaborative practical sessions which will challenge learners throughout the learning process to respond to feedback by assessing the extend of their learning and identifying what they need to learn next.
Learners will also effectively utilise digital platforms to connect and collaborate in academic and professional contexts by preparing for interactive practical sessions facilitated through the University of Liverpool VLE.
The module assessment is designed to authentically reflect the requirements of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner in a constantly changing inclusive global health and social care environment. Assessment of practical clinical skills using a case based approach will ensure authentic assessment whilst anabling confidence building for Advanced Clinical Practitioners. There will be both formative and summative assessment opportunities which will also provide the opportunity for personal development and to build confidence through assessment.
Learners will gain a knowledge and understanding of local and global perspectives related to clinical skills necessary for the application of these skills in their professional role in delivering inclusive health and social care to a diverse population.

PRINCIPLES OF ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICE (HEAL481)

Credits: 10 / Semester: semester 1

The module is aimed at all health and social care professionals working towards becoming Advanced Clinical Practitioners and is reflective of Health Education England’s (HEE) Multi-professional Framework (HEE, 2017). This module will facilitate the apprentice, student, or trainee advanced practitioner to develop knowledge of the changing context of Advanced Practice and what is an Advanced Practitioner in the current culturally and socially diverse global healthcare environment.
Delivery of the module will encourage active learning and will adopt a blended approach including some face-to-face interactive sessions, synchronous and asynchronous online teaching sessions. Material will be made available on the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (Canvas).

The module assessment comprises two elements the first is a poster which is produced to articulate the development and implementation of Advanced Practitioner roles. The second element is the production of a Personal Development Plan whose aim is to challenge the apprentice, student or trainee advanced practitioner to reflect and examine their current practice across all four pillars of Advanced Practice and identify key learning needs that must be met in order to progress to Advanced Practice on completion of the programme.

The module has been designed in line with the University of Liverpool’s Curriculum Framework Hallmarks. Research-connected teaching is embedded in the module through a focus on the appraisal of published literature and application of current evidence . The module assessment is designed to authentically reflect the requirements of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner in a constantly changing global health and social care environment.

Clinical Skills in Practice for Advanced Practitioners (HEAL4832)

Credits: 10 / Semester: semester 2

This multiprofessional module is aimed at experienced healthcare professionals wanting to develop or build on their current clinical skills and knowledge in order to meet the needs of their patient/client group in a variety of clinical settings. Students will be required to participate in structured work-based learning to advance their clinical skills and therefore, all students will require a suitably qualified supervisor in practice.
This module is intended to allow and support the students to identify key learning needs in relation to the clinical skills required by their area of practice and within their scope of practice enabling a bespoke learning experience.
The student will be supported to develop a detailed Personal Development Plan which will identify the skills to be developed and how this will be achieved through experiential learning in the workplace.
The module will be delivered mainly using work-based learning supported by the module staff and the supervisor who will meet at points throughout the module to monitor the learner’s progress.
Much of the learning on the module will be student led and take place in the learner’s clinical site.
This module will be assessed by a 2500-word Personal Development Plan and a completed clinical competency tool.

Active learning will take place during work based learning as the learner will be required to reflect and collaborate in the development of their own knowledge and clinical skills through experiential learning.
Learners will also effectively utilise digital platforms to link and communicate with the academic environment whilst working remotely in the clinical environment via the University of Liverpool VLE for support with their learning.

Assessment of practical clinical skills in the clinical environment will ensure authentic assessment whilst enabling confidence building for Advanced Clinical Practitioners. There will be opportunities for both formative feedback prior to the summative assessment which will provide the opportunity for personal development and to build confidence through assessment.

Students will be required to consider the local and global perspectives related to the clinical skill identified whilst delivering inclusive health and social care to a diverse population.

Students will be informed that, in exceptional circumstances (e.g. global pandemics), plans for assessment may be subject to change. Contact will be made via the VLE and an e-mail will be sent to each of the students informing them of any changes that prove to be necessary. The Health and Life Sciences FAQSC will be informed in advance of any such changes, so that approval can be given.

Leadership and Education for Advanced Clinical Practice (HEAL484)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 2

This module is designed to provide health and social care professionals with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills to become competent and effective leaders and educators. You will work collaboratively with fellow professionals to explore new and contemporary theories and concepts of leadership, management and education with respect to the advanced clinical practitioner role. Apprentices, students and trainee advanced practitioners will explore critically the importance of creating an environment conducive to learning, which includes the establishment of effective working relationships. You will investigate political and professional perspectives of leadership and management, education and the influences on your own style and behaviour as an advanced clinical practitioner. You will assess your own learning needs and apply teaching and learning theories and models in health and care to contribute to the development of an organisational culture that supports lifelong learning, development, evidence-based practice, and succession planning.

The assessment will comprise of two elements.

1.Creation of an educational resource suitable for use in the apprentice, student and trainee advanced practitioner’s area of practice to demonstrate a critical understanding of leadership in health and social care.

2. Following the production of the educational resource each apprentice, student and trainee advanced practitioner will enter into a professional conversation with peers and academic staff to explain and justify the processes involved with the design and content of the resource, including which learning and teaching strategies were engaged with during planning, making and implementation of the educational resource, being mindful of the potential diverse requirements of the audience.

The module has been designed in line with the University of Liverpool Curriculum Hallmarks . Research-connected teaching is embedded in the module through a focus on the appraisal of published literature and application of current evidence . The module assessment is designed to authentically reflect the requirements of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner in a constantly changing inclusive global health and social care environment.

Students will be informed that, in exceptional circumstances (e.g. global pandemics), plans for assessment and teaching and learning may be subject to change. Contact will be made via the VLE and an e-mail will be sent to each of the students informing them of any changes that prove to be necessary. The Health and Life Sciences FAQSC will be informed in advance of any such changes, so that approval can be given.

Optional modules

Interprofessional Working for Advanced Practice (HEAL4862)

Credits: 10 / Semester: semester 2

As modern healthcare becomes increasingly complex and individual service users have increasingly complex healthcare needs, it is impossible that any particular healthcare professional will have the required knowledge and expertise to meet all of the requirements of the patient or service.
This module will, therefore, support the learner to critically evaluate the drivers for Interprofessional Working (IPW) and critically appraise the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for effective IPW despite the challenges for the benefit of both the service and the service user.
By completing this module learners will be supported to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for effective, integrated IPW having identified the enablers for effective collaborative practice and developed strategies to overcome some of the challenges to IPW.
Apprentices/learners will work collaboratively in a series of seminars with fellow professionals undertaking the module, some including service users, to explore new and contemporary theories and concepts of Interprofessional Working with respect to the advanced clinical practitioner role. Learners will be expected to share their own experiences of IPW in the debate and discussions that take place.
This module is assessed by means of a 25 minute presentation, followed by ten minutes of questions. The presentation will provide a critical evaluation of a suitable activity of the learner’s choice planned and delivered in practice to promote IPW in their own area of practice. The presentation will be expected to include a justification of the need and rationale for the activity along with the intended benefits to the service and service user.
There will be opportunities for formative feedback prior to the summative assessment and learners will have a resit opportunity in the resit period if required.

NON-MEDICAL PRESCRIBING (INDEPENDENT AND SUPPLEMENTARY PRESCRIBING) (HEAL4892)

Credits: 30 / Semester: whole session

The module is designed for experienced health practitioners who are legally eligible to train as non-medical prescribers and, who can support the initiatives in service delivery via new roles and new ways of working to improve clinical outcomes for patients.

The module runs on half-days throughout two consecutive semesters and meets the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for Non-Medical Prescribing. The module includes themed content each week, following a format of pharmacology, patient and service users’ perspectives, prescribing consultation and governance. The academic content of the module is predominantly delivered online. The online resources which accompany the theory are available to students at any time and can be revisited throughout the non-medical prescribing modules. Module content also addresses key pharmacological concepts and drug actions, interactions and adverse reactions, and safe calculation of drug doses. The module content is organised to reflect the structure of the British National Formulary (BNF).

The module includes 90 hours supervised prescribing practice with the Designated Prescribing Practitioner (DPP), which are to be completed within the time frame of the module. Practice learning enables the student to apply their prescribing knowledge and skills and demonstrate that they have achieved the prescribing competencies described by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) (2021) in the Competency Framework for all Prescribers. The Designated Prescribing Practitioner is responsible for supporting and supervising prescribing practice learning and is accountable for signing the statement of prescribing competency which makes up part of the assessment portfolio. Students are supported by the module leader throughout their module, coupled with their designated academic assessor- an academic member of staff at the University of Liverpool, who supports their practice progression.

Women's Health for Advanced Clinical Practice (HEAL4872)

Credits: 10 / Semester: semester 2

In August 2022 The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) published the first Women’s Health Strategy for England which sets out a range of commitments to improve the health of women (DHSC, 2022). In response, this module is aimed at a range of registered healthcare professionals working in a variety of healthcare settings allowing ‘healthcare professionals to have the initial and ongoing training they need to treat their patients knowledgeably and empathetically’ (DHSC, 2022).

The module uses a blended approach to learning by including online learning for anatomy and physiology, face-to-face sessions and the inclusion of the patient voice. Involving service users will allow for exploration of the patient experience for those diagnosed with conditions such as endometriosis, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or experiencing perimenopause or menopause. In addition, the module will provide an overview of common female cancers including breast, ovary, uterus, and cervix. The multidisciplinary taught sessions in the School of Health Sciences will be utilised to encourage shared learning and discussion.

The assessment for this module requires the learner to produce an educational poster for colleagues and a corresponding infographic for patients and/or carers. The educational poster will be designed to be displayed in the workplace for their colleagues to raise awareness of a condition of the learner’s choice related to the content of this module whilst the infographic will be designed to be displayed in a waiting room within the trust.

On completion of this module, the learner will have a greater understanding and knowledge of common conditions affecting women’s health and be better able to support patients diagnosed and living with those conditions covered in this module.

Programme details and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.

Our curriculum

The Liverpool Curriculum framework sets out our distinctive approach to education. Our teaching staff support our students to develop academic knowledge, skills, and understanding alongside our graduate attributes:

  • Digital fluency
  • Confidence
  • Global citizenship

Our curriculum is characterised by the three Liverpool Hallmarks:

  • Research-connected teaching
  • Active learning
  • Authentic assessment

All this is underpinned by our core value of inclusivity and commitment to providing a curriculum that is accessible to all students.

Course options

Studying with us means you can tailor your degree to suit you. Here's what is available on this course.

Study as a CPD module

You can study some of the modules on this course as standalone CPD (Continuing Professional Development) modules. Contact us using the buttons at the bottom of the course page to find out more.

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Postgraduate Certificate

If you enrol on a master’s degree and complete 60 credits you may be able to exit the programme early and earn a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) for the work you have completed. This usually amounts to one semester when completed full-time.

Postgraduate Diploma

If you enrol on a master’s degree and have completed 120 credits you may be able to exit the programme early and earn a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) for the work completed. This usually amounts to two full semesters when completed full-time, without having to complete the final dissertation module.

Your experience

The School of Health Sciences draws on over 100 years of teaching delivered by dedicated staff with real-world, practical experience. We are a hub for an extensive network of professionals, academics and researchers, so you can be confident that a degree from us will prepare you for a lifelong career in healthcare services.

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An exciting place to study

  • Major centre for education and research in health sciences
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Opportunities for in-depth study and development of advanced clinical skills
  • Flexible programmes for postgraduate study
  • Active research environment
  • Provides specialist training with taught and clinical placement components.

Careers and employability

The programme develops the advanced skills necessary to manage physical and mental healthcare across a range of settings. These vary from hospitals and general practice to individual’s homes, schools, prisons and public, private, independent and charitable sectors.

Alongside the relevant clinical expertise, you’ll gain the leadership, research and educational skills required of an advanced practitioner. This will enable you to work inclusively and innovatively, either autonomously or as part of the wider health and social care team, within your scope of practice.

Career planning

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Our campus Career Studio is a space for students and graduates to drop into and talk to a career coach. Career coaches are highly trained to help no matter what stage you are at in your career planning. You can access support to find and apply for full-time and part-time roles, placements, internships and graduate schemes. You will also find the help you need if you have a start-up idea or want to create a business plan. You can explore the world of work, prepare for job interviews, and access careers events and workshops. The Career Studio is open Monday to Friday from 10am-5pm, simply drop in at a time that works for you.

From education to employment

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We develop our programmes with employers in mind. You will be supported to enhance your long-term employment prospects as you learn. We do this by exposing you to professionals, a variety of sectors and supporting you to work collaboratively with others to develop transferable skills. You are equipped with a clearer view of what to focus on in your area of interest, and to reflect on your studies. Our digital employability tools give you a tech-enhanced curriculum experience and make it easy for you to prepare for the world of work. You can use tools like the Handshake platform to connect with employers and message the Career Studio 24/7.

Networking events

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You can start building good professional networks by attending events and employability activities. Our events are designed to develop your skills and expose you to many different employers, as well as to help you make contacts in your field. We help you improve your confidence when speaking to employers and give you access to unique opportunities. Our networking events also boost your understanding of the competencies and skills that employers are looking for in their recruitment process, giving you a competitive edge.

Your future

Advanced practitioners and senior health professionals are in high demand to help meet the evolving needs of individuals, families and communities.

The programme has been designed to support your career development and is relevant to roles across all healthcare settings. These include:

  • Primary care.
  • Community care.
  • Emergency settings.
  • Acute care.
  • Mental health services.
  • Learning disabilities support.

The programme is flexible and adaptable in response to an ever-changing health and social care system. It will enable you to develop and deliver innovative models of care, gain specialist knowledge and extend the scope of your skills into new areas.

99% of health sciences students from the University of Liverpool find their main activity after graduation meaningful.

Graduate Outcomes, 2018-19.

Fees and funding

Your tuition fees, funding your studies, and other costs to consider.

Tuition fees

UK fees (applies to Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland)
Part-time place, per year £3,467
International fees
This course is not available to international students.
Fees stated are for the 2023-24 academic year. The part-time fees are based on a course duration of three years. Fees may vary on a pro-rata basis for alternative part-time course durations.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching and assessment, operating facilities such as libraries, IT equipment, and access to academic and personal support.

If you're a UK national, or have settled status in the UK, you may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan worth up to £12,167 to help with course fees and living costs. Learn more about tuition fees, funding and Postgraduate Loans.

Additional costs

We understand that budgeting for your time at university is important, and we want to make sure you understand any course-related costs that are not covered by your tuition fee. This could include buying a laptop, books, or stationery.

Find out more about the additional study costs that may apply to this course.

Additional study costs

We understand that budgeting for your time at university is important, and we want to make sure you understand any course-related costs that are not covered by your tuition fee. This could include buying a laptop, books, or stationery.

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Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help cover tuition fees and help with living expenses while at university.


ANID CHILE Awards

  • International students
  • Chile

Postgraduate taught and research students from Chile are eligible for this scholarship.

Chevening Scholarships

  • International students

The University, in partnership with Chevening, is delighted to offer this generous scholarship to students who are studying a master’s programme and who have future leadership potential. Please note that there is a fee cap applied to MBA programmes that requires applicants to cover any additional tuition costs over £18,000. You will still receive all additional allowances.

CONACYT Award

  • International students
  • Mexico

The University of Liverpool has an agreement with CONACYT to support postgraduate taught and research students from Mexico.

FIDERH Award

  • International students
  • Mexico

20% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate taught and research programmes. Must be Mexico national.

Fulbright Commission Scholarship

  • International students
  • University of Liverpool alumni only
  • United States

One scholarship is available for a master’s student from the US and another is available for a postgraduate research student to undertake a three to six month research stay from the US

FUNED Awards

  • International students
  • Mexico

Up to ten awards are available for Masters or Research students from Mexico in receipt of FUNED loans. The award gives students a 20% reduction in fees for all applications received.

HRM Princess Sirindhorn University of Liverpool Scholarship (Thailand)

  • International students
  • Thailand

The University is able to offer one award to a new postgraduate taught master’s student from Thailand.

The scholarship is open to all subjects offered as a one-year taught master’s programme.  However, priority will be given to those students who wish to study in a subject area associated with HRH Princess Sirindhorn such as science, IT, medicine, the arts, geography, history and languages.

John Lennon Memorial Scholarship

  • Home students

The John Lennon Memorial Scholarships were set up by a trust fund endowed in the University for the provision of scholarships in the memory of John Lennon. The award is intended to support students from Merseyside who might be in financial need and enhance, among other things, awareness of global problems and environmental issues.

Current or prospective UK (taught and research) students, either born in or with very strong family connections to Merseyside can apply for these awards.

JuventudEsGto Scholarship

  • International students
  • Mexico

Residents of State of Guanajuato, Mexico, wishing to study at postgraduate taught and research levels are eligible for this scholarship.

Marshall Scholarship

  • International students
  • University of Liverpool alumni only
  • United States

One scholarship is available for a master’s student from the US to cover the cost of tuition fees. Another, to the value of £20,000, is available for Doctoral study visit: https://www.marshallscholarship.org/

Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary

  • Home students
  • University of Liverpool current students and alumni only

Recipients must have been in receipt of one of the University’s Widening Access Awards as an undergraduate.

UK University of Liverpool graduates who have graduated in the last two years and are progressing to a standard master’s course, including MRes programmes, in 2023.

Graduates must have been in receipt of the University’s Widening Access Award during their undergraduate studies i.e.

Liverpool Bursary
Mature Students’ Bursary
Liverpool Scholars’ Award
Realising Opportunities Award
North Liverpool Academy Scholarship
Estranged Students’ Bursary
Young Adult Carers’ Bursary
Care Leaver’s Opportunity Bursary
The Liverpool Life Sciences UTC Scholarship
Recipients of the Asylum Seekers Bursary who now have a ‘home’ fee status classification.

Postgraduate Progression Award – International Students

  • International students
  • University of Liverpool current students and alumni only

Current international University of Liverpool students and alumni are eligible for a £2,500 fee reduction when progressing to a master’s course.

If you’re a current international University of Liverpool undergraduate or alumni, including Study Abroad and Exchange students and students from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, progressing to either a full or part-time new postgraduate taught programme you’re eligible to receive our Postgraduate Progression Award.

Postgraduate Progression Award – UK students

  • Home students
  • University of Liverpool current students and alumni only

The Postgraduate Progression Award is available to all UK University of Liverpool undergraduate students or alumni considering a postgraduate taught/master’s course, including MRes qualifications, at our Liverpool campus.

Eligible applicants MUST have completed their undergraduate degree at the Liverpool campus.

Sport Liverpool Scholarships

  • Home and international students

The University is pleased to be able to offer scholarships to talented athletes competing at national and regional levels. See https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/sports/team-sport-liverpool/performance-programme/  for more information.

The Aziz Foundation Scholarship

  • Home students

The University of Liverpool together with the Aziz Foundation are offering master’s scholarships to support British Muslims who are dedicated to bringing positive change to society and have career aspirations in media and journalism, technology, sustainability and the environment, law, policy (excluding health policy) and creative content.

Successful applicants will receive a full scholarship for their tuition fees and access to a programme of training days and career mentors via Aziz Scholarships Plus and the Aziz Scholars Association.

Students in receipt of one of the Aziz Scholarships are not eligible for other University of Liverpool bursaries or scholarships.

Turkish Ministry of Education Scholarship

  • International students
  • Turkey

Postgraduate taught and research students from Turkey are eligible for this scholarship, see the Turkish Ministry of Education website https://meb.gov.tr/ for more information.

University of Liverpool Commonwealth Postgraduate Bursary

  • International students
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Cyprus
  • Dominica
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uganda

The University of Liverpool Commonwealth Postgraduate Bursary fee reduction for students from Commonwealth countries new to studying at the University of Liverpool on master’s programmes.

University of Liverpool Graduate Association Hong Kong & Tung Postgraduate Scholarships

  • International students
  • China
  • Hong Kong

The University is able to offer competitive scholarships for both postgraduate taught master’s and research programmes.

University of Liverpool Humanitarian Scholarships for Masters Programmes

  • International students

The three awards available cover full tuition fees, visas and support for accommodation and living expenses.

This scholarship is open to support people who have recognised status as either refugees or are under humanitarian protection under the 1951 Refugee Convention. This status must be held outside of the UK.

The scholarship is open for all postgraduate-taught programmes, excluding medicine, dentistry, veterinary and nursing.

University of Liverpool International College (UoLIC) Excellence Scholarship

  • International students

The University of Liverpool will award five University of Liverpool International College students, who achieve the highest academic excellence (minimum 75%) in their UoLIC Pre-Master’s programme, the prestigious UoLIC Excellence scholarship.

University of Liverpool International College (UoLIC) Impact Progression Scholarship

  • International students

University of Liverpool International College recipients of the Kaplan awards will receive the £3,000 Progression Impact Scholarship, deducted from first-year tuition fees, on successful progression to their UoL degree programme.

To be eligible for our Impact Progression Scholarships, students must apply for one of the Kaplan Impact Scholarships demonstrating their commitment to making an impact across issues of importance to the University and Kaplan. Themes include:

Sustainability
Women in STEM
Community
Career Focus (Employability)

Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship

  • International students

Open to all new international students starting a one-year full-time postgraduate master’s programme in September 2023 who:

  • Achieve a UK first-class undergraduate degree award or equivalent qualification as defined by the University of Liverpool (click here for a list of equivalent qualifications) are studying at the Liverpool campus.

Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship for China

  • International students
  • China

Details are:
1 (one) Full scholarship
2 (two) £10,000 scholarships
5 (five) £5,000 scholarships
10 (ten) £1,000 scholarships
All scholarships will be awarded after the formal registration at the University and will take the form of a fee waiver.

Please note: This scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarships or bursaries provided by the University.

Entry requirements

The qualifications and exam results you'll need to apply for this course.

My qualifications are from: United Kingdom.

Your qualification Requirements

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Postgraduate entry requirements

You will normally need a 2:2 honours degree or above, or equivalent, in a health or social care related subject.

Applications are also encouraged from:

  • Candidates with an appropriate health or social care professional qualification, who have at least two years of post-qualification professional practice experience.
  • Junior doctors, allied health professionals and nurses who have appropriate degree qualifications for the professions.
  • Nurses and allied health professionals who have a diploma qualification combined with post-registration professional experience and evidence of post-registration study.

Accreditation of prior learning may be considered to a maximum of a third of the credits for the award.

International qualifications

If you hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, but don’t meet our entry requirements, a Pre-Master’s can help you gain a place. This specialist preparation course for postgraduate study is offered on campus at the University of Liverpool International College, in partnership with Kaplan International Pathways. Although there’s no direct Pre-Master’s route to this MSc, completing a Pre-Master’s pathway can guarantee you a place on many other postgraduate courses at The University of Liverpool.

English language requirements

You'll need to demonstrate competence in the use of English language. International applicants who do not meet the minimum required standard of English language can complete one of our Pre-Sessional English courses to achieve the required level.

English language qualification Requirements

About our entry requirements

Our entry requirements may change from time to time both according to national application trends and the availability of places at Liverpool for particular courses. We review our requirements before the start of the new application cycle each year and publish any changes on our website so that applicants are aware of our typical entry requirements before they submit their application.

We believe in treating applicants as individuals, and in making offers that are appropriate to their personal circumstances and background. Therefore the offer any individual applicant receives may differ slightly from the typical offer quoted on the website.

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