Advancing Practice

Ulster University - Belfast

Advancing Practice

As the only provider of postgraduate level 7 education for the Allied Health Professions (AHPs) in Northern Ireland, we developed this programme to provide the profession-specific and interdisciplinary modules needed to facilitate career progression for Allied Health Professionals and healthcare scientists. This course delivers advanced education and professional training in several disciplines including occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, podiatry, radiography, dietetics, and healthcare sciences. There is also tailored provision in stroke care, diabetes foot disease, and respiratory disease.

This course is delivered part-time via on-campus teaching blocks, or online to facilitate attendance by busy health professionals. Many of the modules in the MSc course can be taken individually as continuing professional development (CPD) or PG Cert. If you want to progress to a Postgraduate Diploma and Masters there are compulsory modules that must be taken. Successful completion of the Masters will provide the development opportunity for AHPs and healthcare scientists to progress to enhance skills in patient care whilst participation in the postgraduate activity will provide the development opportunity for AHPs to progress to doctoral level activity.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7,Degree - Masters at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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