Part-time: Usually three years
Postgraduate, Professional Development, Post-registration
MSc Child Health aims to encourage synthesis of experience, knowledge and new learning in order to influence children’s nursing within contemporary health and social care settings.
At postgraduate level, the Child Health course; develops nurses who can champion and promote leadership in children’s nursing, facilitate reflection on contemporary children’s nursing in order to encourage innovation and creativity in children’s nursing and enables nurses and midwives to apply and utilise research that will support innovations contributing to the development of children's nursing.
The course allows practitioners to reflect upon and expand their clinical capability within multi- agency, multidisciplinary and inter-professional teams and participate in developing and promoting appropriate practice developments to facilitate the delivery of quality care.
The minimum entry requirement for Master’s award is a Bachelor’s degree with Honours at lower second or above.
NB. Equivalent learning from other study or experience may serve to meet this requirement.
Specific entry criteria:
Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme or work proposed. Informal enquiries are welcomed and will normally be followed by an initial advisory interview.
3 optional modules from the following list:
(C) = Compulsory
The date of the next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be confirmed soon, in the meantime please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.
The course covers the following subject areas within the arena of children and young people’s healthcare practice:
This course is delivered on a part-time basis, usually over three years. The course comprises of three single compulsory modules in Year One: Introduction to Postgraduate Research; Thinking Children; Shaping the Future for Child Health Care Practice. Year Two comprises three optional modules from the list included in Course at a Glance. Year Three comprises of either a triple dissertation or a double dissertation and single compulsory module - Practice Improvement Through Change.
180 credits equating with nine modules. All students will take three compulsory modules, three optional module and either a triple dissertation or a double dissertation and single compulsory module.
Additional awards: If you leave before completing the course you can exit with a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) or a Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits).
Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.
Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:
College of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
The UK Government has confirmed that a new postgraduate loan scheme will be introduced for students commencing a Full Masters Postgraduate programmes from 2016/17 academic year.
Throughout this course you will be working with vulnerable groups of individuals including children. In order to ensure that the College of Health and Wellbeing offers places on their programmes to the most suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). The College of Health and Wellbeing will be able to guide you through this process once you have been successfully offered a conditional place at the University. It is important to note that any unsatisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance may result in the offer of your place being withdrawn even if you have already started your course.