If you would like study on a part-time basis for a recognised academic we offer a range of pathways:
These clinically focused programmes are designed so that you can apply your learning to the area of practice in which you are employed.
If you select the generic pathway, you can select from our full range of accredited modules to build your own award. If you choose to study for a ‘programme specific’ award, then certain module combinations must be followed.
This framework offers you and your manager a flexible system which enables both organisational and individual aspirations to be met. You, your manager and our admissions tutors will be able to plan a route through our modules. Many of these are appropriate to multi-disciplinary professionals.
Each pathway offers:
Lifelong learning is an essential part of professional development in health and social care.
It is important for health service employers to ensure that staff are up to date with National Service Framework standards and Health Improvement Programme activity as well as other new policies and ways of providing services.
At the same time staff themselves are keen to develop their personal skills and interests to enhance their career opportunities.
All learning outcomes reflect the qualities necessary for exercising personal responsibility and decision-making in complex and unpredictable circumstances - all features of many areas of contemporary clinical practice.
Each module is assessed on an individual basis, though some integrated assignments are used within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Programmes.
We use a variety of assignments, such as essays, case studies, project plans, critical incident analyses etc. We sometimes use portfolios and/or examinations. Clinical skills as well as theoretical assignments contribute to credit awarded.
You will remain in your own area and assessment is geared towards work that is directly relevant to your own practice.
All programmes are run on a part-time basis. You should normally expect to attend once a week or fortnightly for each ten week module during term time. Some modules are organised over five or six full days rather than half days. Each session usually lasts either 2-3 hours or a full day, but might not always involve ‘face-to face’ teaching.
Every 20 credit module represents 200 hours of student work. This normally consists of up to 36 hours attendance for lectures, seminars and tutorials and 164 hours independent study and clinical practice. This might include reading, thinking, talking to patients, talking to colleagues and going to the library.
Sessions are organised to maximise learning. You therefore should expect to take part in group focused activities and seminars, undertake guided studies and directed reading. There are three 10 week terms per year.
Our pathways start on different dates throughout the year:
Our programmes are mainly taught on our Heslington campus, but we also have some flexible modes of delivery, including off-site teaching and blended and distance learning.
Our pathways are open to registered practitioners working in health and social care settings. There is normally no formal selection process but we will need evidence of appropriate experience and ongoing professional development. You will need to supply an academic reference.
You will need to use the APL process to enter the programme at Level 5 and need to able to bring in at least 120 credit points from Level 4 study.
You will need to use the APL process to enter the programme at Level 6 and need to transfer 120 credit points from Level 4 and 120 credit points from Level 5 study. To complete your degree you will need a 120 credit points at Level 6.
If you are a student who has completed a Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing Studies (pre-registration) course at the University of York with 60 additional credits at Level 6 (which includes the equivalent of a dissertation), you will be able to complete your degree by undertaking just three 20 credit modules.
To access Level 7 pathways, you need to bring in 120 credit points at Level 6.