Working and thriving within the dynamic environment of healthcare requires opportunities to evolve and to develop your learning over the course of your career. As a lifelong learner, this can be achieved through continuous professional development (CPD).

We offer a number of taught Master’s courses, as well as Master’s by Research degrees and PhDs in healthcare, for students to explore a research area of their choice under the guidance of an experienced supervisory team and with opportunities to work closely with the well-established research centres and institutes within the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences.

Undertaking a part-time PhD and studying on top of a busy clinical position is a challenge. Stepping away from practice to study full-time also brings significant challenges, such as loss of clinical skills. We offer a pragmatic solution: a four-year clinical doctorate so employees remain in practice and conduct a piece of research to meet clinical priorities.

We understand the importance of bringing together education, professional practice and research. We work closely with a wide range of healthcare partners to ensure that research helps us to improve our understanding and provision of healthcare and shape future healthcare services.

Postgraduate taught courses

On our taught degrees, you’ll develop the skills you need to play a central role in the organisations and businesses that dedicate themselves to preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health, and will study with research-active academics.

Postgraduate research courses

For healthcare research, there are opportunities to work closely with the nine well-established research centres and institutes within the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences.

CPD courses

Our CPD portfolio covers courses such as MSc Advanced Clinical Practice or part-time options including over 60 individual units of study to achieve an MA Advanced Practice. Browse our full range of CPD options

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