BSc Professional Practice for Healthcare Professionals

Professional Practice graduatesThe BSc in Professional Practice is an exciting programme designed to meet the needs of nurses, midwives and other health professions within the context of a dynamic healthcare economy.

Whether you are aiming to ‘top up’ your Diploma or equivalent earlier studies to a degree; update your clinical skills or develop expertise in a new area of practice, you will find a range of modules in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport to fulfil your personal and professional needs.

Modules are focused on addressing the emerging needs of healthcare systems both here in the UK and abroad. A major challenge in ensuring the quality of continuing professional development is the ability to address both the needs of students and healthcare providers. This programme is sympathetic to both by ensuring its modules are focused on addressing patient/client needs by being up to date and dynamic in addition to being delivered with the support of experts within the particular disciplines.

The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport works closely with its practice and education partners to ensure that all its education provision is fit for purpose and the School prides its self in its ability to be responsive to service needs.

If you haven't undertaken university-level studies in some time

A key feature of this BSc is the Gateway to Further Studies Module.  This enables those healthcare professionals who have been out of study for some time to undertake a module that helps them develop academic skills. In addition, it draws heavily on their work based experiences to assist them to convert experience into tangible learning.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Registered Nurses or Registered Midwives who have successfully completed a Diploma in Higher Education or an equivalent academic award
  • Experienced Registered Nurses and Midwives who qualified prior to 1992
  • Other Health Professionals registered with Health Professions Council
  • Please note applicants with a degree in a healthcare-related discipline are not eligible to apply for the BSc in Professional Practice programme.

BSc Professional Practice

A student nurse measuring liquid from a brown bottle.BSc in Professional Practice students (without a named award) may choose a selection of modules from any named award provided requirements are satisfied to complete their 60 credits. The award is designed for Nurses, Midwifes and Allied Health Professionals without a degree.

BSc Professional Practice

BSc Professional Practice (with named award)

ParamedicStudents on the BSc in Professional Practice have the option of graduating with one of seven variant awards - this is achieved by completing degree modules which have been specifically grouped together for this purpose. (The decision to follow a specific pathway in order to graduate with a named award is entirely the students decision.)

BSc Professional Practice - named awards

Student handbook

Information about Succeed, student support, referencing, plagiarism is provided to students.

Want more information?

Whatever your area of interest, please feel free to contact the CPD Co-ordinator for additional information or to discuss any of our modules or programmes.

CPD Co-ordinator Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Stirling
+44 (0) 1786 466336 / 466337
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