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Specialist Healthcare Practitioner

MSc / PGDip

Start date

Suitable for applications.

Entry requirements

  • A registered qualification with a UK professional regulatory organisation
  • A first level degree in a health-related topic or an advanced diploma or evidence of level 6 study or significant clinical experience and employer support following individual review by the programme leader

English language requirements

  • Students for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, and you have a UKVI approved IELTS, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Learning and assessment

A range of teaching methods will be utilised within modules to address the learning outcomes for the individual modules with a blended approach to delivery with on-campus and online elements.

Student participation will be integrated within all modules through a range of options including discussion boards, group work, team-based learning and simulation.

Study support

The MSc in Specialist Healthcare Practitioner incorporates a range of modules for the Faculty of Health Studies that are negotiated to provide an individualised curriculum to suit your particular learning or employment needs.

You will be guided in your module choices by the Programme Leader at a study plan meeting before the start of the programme. Your study plan will then be reviewed on an annual basis with your Personal Academic Tutor (PAT).


You will become an autonomous practitioner who can work in advanced and specialist roles with high levels of accountability.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.