This innovative postgraduate qualification is the first academic programme of its kind in the UK.
It is designed for health and social care practitioners from a range of service backgrounds to address the skills and knowledge required to meet the transformation agenda.
The programme equips professionals with the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of a rapidly changing health and social care landscape, improve the patient experience and influence service delivery.
The programme promotes the development of a competent, capable and flexible workforce where professionals work above and across traditional role boundaries towards common, client centred goals.
The programme is designed to underpin advanced competence, providing critical insight into the issues surrounding transdisciplinary working and the role of different ethical and political frameworks in shaping delivery and care provision. It also focuses on managing change and understanding the research behind the evidence base for change.
The programme is aimed at all registered health and social care practitioners who are currently working across traditional professional boundaries using transdisciplinary skills, competence and knowledge. Applicants may come from any professional background e.g. nurse, AHPs, social workers as long as they meet the entry requirements.
The University welcomes applications from all potential students; most important in the decision to offer a place is our assessment of a candidate’s potential to benefit from their studies and of their ability to succeed on this particular programme.
Consideration of applications will be based on a combination of formal academic qualifications and other relevant experience.
The standard entry requirements for the programme are as follows:
- A first degree in a relevant subject area or equivalent; or a relevant postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject area
- A registered qualification with a UK professional statutory regulatory body (PSRB) if the student is to practice in the UK. E.g. Registration with the HCPC or NMC or other PRSB
- Students for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent
Students whose qualifications do not meet the entry requirements above but who have significant experience and other evidence of ability to study at this level and where an application can be made for Advance Standing through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in alignment with the University of Bradford Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning.
What you will study
The curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of students from a range of transdisciplinary and employment backgrounds and will allow learning to be applied to a variety of practice areas. For example the module ‘Transdisciplinary Working’ creates learning from a range of professional philosophies and from shared ethical perspective which will then be applied to your own understanding as well as your individual transdisciplinary practice environment. Through completion of clinical competencies outside of the your profession’s traditional scope of practice and engaging in critical reflection as part of the Clinical Competence in Advanced Practice module you will be enabled to extend both knowledge and skills that will enhance your ability to work in a transdisciplinary manner. Most students initially choose to study modules that form the defined pathways within the MSc Advancing Transdisciplinary Practice.
Fees, finance and scholarships
Tuition fee 2018
Fees are dependent upon the number of credits required.
- 10 credits £515
- 20 credits £1,030
- 30 credits £1,545
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
Transdisciplinary Practice has evolved from multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary team approaches where different professions are working across what have sometimes be labelled as ‘blurred boundaries’.
The programme has been designed to meet the needs of the rapidly changing Health and Social Care landscape. It will promote the development of a competent, capable and flexible workforce where professionals are able to work above and across traditional role boundaries towards common person centred goals.