BSc (Hons)/Grad Dip/Grad Cert Professional Practice

If you want to top-up your Diploma or Advanced Diploma to a full degree this is the course for you. The Professional Practice course is designed for any practitioner and all of our units are essentially work-based and will enable you to explore issues which are relevant to your professional speciality.

Our framework is ideal for busy health and social care professionals as it will allow you to study manageable ‘bite-sized’ units, at your convenience. You can gain new knowledge, refresh skills and ultimately enhance the client/patient care you are able to offer.

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Key information

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Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus


5 years

Entry requirements:

Applicants will normally have a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Health/Social Care or equivalent. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component. For more information check out our our international entry requirements.

Course details

We've designed this course to enable busy health and social care practitioners to be able to study individual units, allowing you to steadily work towards a postgraduate qualification, flexibly and at your own pace. There are various entry and exit points explained in our course diagram.

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Entry requirements


This course gives you the opportunity to top-up your Diploma or Advanced Diploma to a full degree, and is designed for any health and social care practitioner. Our graduates are working for a range of organisations in the public sector, such as the NHS, and private care providers

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Statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats and BU institutional data unless otherwise stated.