College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Post qualifying undergraduate degrees

We offer two exciting post qualifying undergraduate courses, which will enable you to meet both your personal and professional developmental goals:


BSc (Hons) Professional Practice

Our flexible, part-time BSc (Hons) Professional Practice course enables you as a healthcare practitioner to top-up your pre-registration qualification (Diploma/Advanced Diploma) to a degree, in order to achieve graduate status. This course is equivalent to the final year of an undergraduate degree course i.e. 120 credits at Level 6.

Why study this course at UWL?

You can opt for a Generic or a Badged Award in one of the following specialisms:

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Practice Tissue Viability
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Practice Diabetes
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Practice Older People
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Practice Acute Care
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Practice Intensive/Critical Care*
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Practice Ophthalmic Nursing*
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Practice Mental Health
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Practice Midwifery
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Practice Perioperative Practice

*These badged awards are only available if you’re accessing the course with a Diploma. If you have an Advanced Diploma you’ll have the opportunity to access these specialist modules via the PgCert/PgDip/MSc Professional Practice.

  • You can select from a wide-range of modules relevant to your area of clinical practice.
  • Entry to the course is via Diploma/Advanced Diploma/Accreditation of Prior Learning
  • We recognise L6 credits* from your Advanced Diploma and/or previous CPD modules you may have undertaken in the UK in the last four years (contact us for more information).

*conditions apply


How is the course structured?

This is a part-time course run at our Brentford site and the Berkshire Institute for Health. It is made up of one core (compulsory) module and optional modules.

Core Module

  • The Dissertation (L6, 40 credits) will be the final module in your course.

Optional Modules

The remainder of the credits will be made up of optional modules. The optional modules will usually reflect your area of practice. You can see a full list of the modules in the course description page under the course details tab.

The number of optional module credits you will need will depend on the number of credits we are able to recognise and advanced stand into your course (there is a maximum of 60 L6 credits):

  • If you hold a Diploma of Higher Education you will typically complete 80 credits of L6 optional modules.
  • If you hold an Advanced Diploma you will typically complete one 20 credit L6 optional module.
  • If you hold a Diploma of Higher Education and have completed L6 CPD modules at another UK university in the last four years, we may be able to recognise this certified learning.

Read more information about the BSc (Hons) Professional Practice and apply.
N.B. if your employer is funding your studies you must seek approval from them first prior to applying.


Examples of student journeys

Example one:

The student entered the course with a Diploma in Higher Education in Nursing and needed to complete 120 Level 6 credits in order to achieve the award of BSc (Hons) Professional Practice.

The student negotiated the following pathway with the Course Leader and decided to opt for the diabetes badged award. They chose the diabetes module at L6, and additionally the focus of their dissertation was on an aspect of diabetic care.

  • Award: BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Diabetes)
    • Mentorship for Healthcare Professionals (L6, 20 credits)
    • Infection Prevention and Control: Delivering Harm-free Care (L6, 20 credits)
    • Preceptorship Through Work-based Learning (L6, 20 credits)
    • Diabetes: Improving Health Outcomes (L6, 20 credits)
    • Dissertation (L6, 40 credits)

Example two:

This student entered the course with an Advanced Diploma and applied for recognition of their prior certified learning (advanced standing) of their 60 Level 6 credits. They chose the mentorship module and the dissertation module in order to attain a generic award, BSc (Hons) Professional Practice.

  • Award: BSc (Hons) Professional Practice
    • Advanced Standing (L6, 60 credits)
    • Mentorship for Healthcare Professionals (L6, 20 credits)
    • Dissertation (L6, 40 credits)


Contact us

For more information regarding this course, guidance on recognition of prior learning and to create your individualised pathway, please contact:
Helen Dutton, Course Leader
020 8209 4199


BSc (Hons) Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis (THORN Accredited)

Why study this course at UWL?

This innovative skills-focused course has been designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge and competence to work collaboratively with service users with a serious mental health problem, using evidence-based interventions.

The flexible nature of this course means you can choose an acute or longer-term focus to your studies, making it relevant to the practice area you work in.

The course is delivered by a practicing and highly experienced Mental Health Lecturer Practitioner, ensuring clear integration of theory to contemporary practice. The design of this course allows you to work in your own clinical area and enhance and develop your clinical competence through supervised work with mental health service users and families/carers.

The course is THORN accredited. THORN has been identified as the "Gold Standard" training course for multi-disciplinary mental health professionals. The course is designed to enable you to become a change agent and champion, actively incorporating evidence-based practice into routine service provision, through your own and others’ work.


How is the course structured?

This is a part-time course that consists of the following modules (Level 6, 120 credits):

  • Assessment and Case Formulation (L6, 20 credits)
  • Family Intervention (L6, 20 credits)
  • Medication Management and Physical Wellbeing (L6, 20 credits)
  • Evidence Based Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis (L6, 20 credits) OR Brief Interventions in Acute Mental Health Care (L6, 20 credits)
  • Practice Based Innovation Project (L6, 40 credits)

N.B. the PSI modules are also available as standalone modules and at academic Level 7.

Read more information and apply to the BSc (Hons) Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis course.
N.B. if your employer is funding your studies you must seek approval from them first prior to applying.


Contact us

For more information regarding this course please contact:
Nicki Moone, Course Leader