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The School of Health Sciences aims to provide quality advanced education for Allied Health Professionals to enhance their skills in client care.

Summary

Study Advancing Practice at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

The School of Health Sciences aims to provide quality education for both the current and future NHS workforce thereby improving the experience for people and their families who may now, and in the future, require help from Allied Health Professionals (AHPs).

We provide programmes of study and research opportunities by a diversity of means such as modules delivered in a short course and conference format and distance learning. This course offers Continual Professional Development (CPD) for AHPs thereby advancing allied health practice for the benefit of patients.

The School’s innovative and highly reputable CPD provision responds to the needs of all stages of the UK and Ireland’s AHP career frameworks. Our postgraduate programme enables AHPs to focus on their chosen specialism (diagnostic radiography, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, speech and language therapy, therapeutic radiography).

The content of the course is directly relevant to AHPs working in an ever-developing workforce. The material is produced and delivered by teaching staff, national and international experts in the subject areas.

The master's programme has been produced with clearly identified, efficient, processes for applicants to engage with short courses, and to facilitate students to move on to award programmes, using flexible but clear module opportunities to build up to the Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/Master's awards.

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About this course

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About

Structure

This course is designed to enable students to undertake a Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MSc: a student initially registers for a Postgraduate Certificate and on completion of this may either exit with the award or progress to Diploma level. On completion of the Diploma they may choose to exit or transfer to the Master's level. Please also note that there are compulsory modules associated with the Postgraduate Diploma and Master's and that awards should normally be completed within 5 years.

Modules may also be taken as stand alone i.e. without registration for an award.

Compulsory modules and course

MSc

Project (60 points)

Postgraduate Diploma

Additional 60 credit points

To exit with Diploma:

One compulsory module (15 points each) - research evidence for health science

If progressing on to MSc level:

Must also take research project preparation (15 points) in addition to those above

Postgraduate Certificate

Free selection of modules from course list up to 60 credit points

Attendance

The part-time MSc programme is normally six semesters completed over 2-4 academic years. However students may opt to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credit points) after 1-2 years or a Postgraduate Diploma (120 points) after 2-3 years. In order to facilitate student attendance many of the modules involve on average 3-6 days attendance per module, these may be delivered in one block or in two shorter blocks of attendance during the semester. Some modules may require longer attendance due to professional body requirements and/or HCPC regulations. Each module coordinator will be able to advise on the expected attendance. Several modules are taught through the online environment and where these modules do not require attendance, students are expected to regularly participate in the online learning environment.

Start dates

  • September 2016
How to apply

Modules

Here is a guide to the subjects studied on this course.

Courses are continually reviewed to take advantage of new teaching approaches and developments in research, industry and the professions. Please be aware that modules may change for your year of entry. The exact modules available and their order may vary depending on course updates, staff availability, timetabling and student demand.

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Year one

Research Project Preparation

Year: 1

The aim of the module is to develop research design skills to enable students to produce a working research proposal for the Masters project.

Research Evidence in Health Science

Year: 1

This 15 credit point, online module runs twice per academic year and offers health professionals an opportunity to develop their understanding of a range of research methodologies commonly used within healthcare. With this knowledge of methods of enquiry used to answer clinical questions, they will develop skills in critically appraising and synthesising literature in order to inform and advance the quality of care and service delivery. For those students proceeding to the Masters award, the module will complement the 'Preparation for Project' module and provide a foundation for the Masters project.

Research Project

Year: 1

The aim of this project module is to engage the student in an independent piece of research activity under the guidance of a supervisor from the School of Health Sciences. It is expected that this research will add to the student?s knowledge and perhaps inform future teaching, clinical practice or further research. The research activity will be allied to that carried out in the Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies (CHaRT) within the Institute for Nursing and Health Research (INHR).

Introduction to Personal & Public Involvement (PPI)

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module introduces students to the theory of participation and involvement.

Modern Cancer Care Management: Prevention, Epidemiology, Pathogenesis and Treatment.

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module will deliver and review the modern cancer care management agenda. It will explore the prevention, epidemiology, pathogenesis and treatment of common cancers and evaluate the role of therapists in cancer integrated care pathways.

Sleep Diagnostics and Introduction to Therapeutics

Year: 1

This module is optional

This evidence based module helps students from a range of healthcare professions to develop the necessary theory and practical skills required to perform, manually analyse, interpret and diagnose a wide range of sleep disorders. It further introduces them to a range of therapeutic management options.

Sleep Physiology and Pathology

Year: 1

This module is optional

This evidence based module provides students with a deep understanding of the complex pathology and pathophysiology of normal and abnormal sleep. This will provide the advanced skills necessary for the practitioner to engage in critical thinking, integrate knowledge and theory into their clinical practice and enhance the diagnosis and treatment of sleep related disorders.

Re-ablement and Community Rehabilitation for Occupational Therapists

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module aims to advance participants? knowledge of key issues relating to re-ablement and rehabilitation of clients with a range of long term conditions. It is designed for those delivering re-ablement and community rehabilitation services who are responsible for the supervision of support workers in this area.

Enhancing Learning and Teaching in the Practice Setting

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module provides the opportunity for practitioners who undertake the role of practice educator, facilitating students' learning on practice placements, to develop their understanding of effective learning and teaching in practice settings. It enables participants to develop and enhance their skills in practice-based learning, teaching and assessment. It provides the opportunity for participants to reflect critically on their own experience as a learner, a practitioner and an educator, and to identify aspects of their own practice that could be developed and/or improved.

Seating for Complex Disability

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module gives the student the opportunity to enhance their clinical reasoning skills in determining the optimal seating and positioning strategy for clients with complex disability. It provides opportunities for participants to reflect critically on their own experience as a practitioner and the skills to complete a comprehensive client-centred seating assessment.

Electronic Assistive Technology

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module will increase knowledge and understanding of the integration of commercially available information and communication technologies into health and social care. Consideration of the design, procurement, installation and maintenance of systems for a range of service users will be explored. From a practice perspective assessment tools, outcome measures and ethical aspects of service delivery will also be investigated.

Enhancing Upper Limb Rehabilitation through Evidence Based Practice

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module provides occupational therapists and physiotherapists the opportunity to explore an aspect of hand therapy rehabilitation, gaining advanced knowledge and understanding for the delivery of evidence-based therapeutic intervention.

Environmental Design

Year: 1

This module is optional

This 30 credit point module provides students with the knowledge, understanding, skills and abilities to safely and effectively contribute to the development of adaptations of the physical environment to supporting people in a community setting

Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management for Occupational Therapists

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module provides an opportunity for participants to further their reflective practitioner skills. It also facilitates the development of expertise in completing thorough pressure ulcer assessments, understanding the underlying reasons for clinical presentation, and making competent evidence based decisions for client-centred interventions.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module will enhance participants? knowledge and skills to contribute to the work aspirations of individuals of all ages with a wide range of occupational problems resulting from physical, mental, social or developmental difficulties.

Wheelchair Mobility

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module assists the student to develop expertise in completing a comprehensive assessment, understanding the impact of various factors and legislation, and in making competent evidence-based decisions to achieve a client-centred wheelchair mobility solution. Additionally it provides the opportunity for students to further their reflective practitioner skills.

Sensory Integration I: Foundations and Neuroscience

Year: 1

This module is optional

Recent advances in neuroscience support the application of the theory of Sensory Integration (SI) as a treatment approach with children, adolescents, adults and with older adults. This module is designed to equip students with the knowledge required to apply current theories to their everyday practice. It will provide therapists with a theoretical basis for the management of people with sensory processing disorders and will enable therapists to further enhance their skills in reviewing evidence to inform practice.

Sensory Integration II/III: From Assessment to Interpretation

Year: 1

This module is optional

Recent advances in neuroscience support the application of the theory of Sensory Integration (SI) as a treatment approach with children, adolescents, adults and with older adults. This module aims to develop the participants? skills in assessment, interpretation and intervention planning with specific client groups based on a sensory integration framework. It enables students to develop critical analytical knowledge in the use of, and interpretation of, standardised and non-standardised sensory integration assessments and clinical observations.

Sensory Integration IV: From Planning to Treatment

Year: 1

This module is optional

Recent advances in neuroscience support the application of the theory of Sensory Integration (SI) as a treatment approach with children, adolescents, adults and with older adults. This module aims to develop the student's knowledge to an advanced level and experience of SI theory and practice in order to support critical analysis and evidence of interventions. The use of reflection will be critically explored to enhance application of theory to practice.

Mindfulness Based Approaches to Health

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module provides health professionals the opportunity to explore mindfulness, gaining advanced knowledge and understanding for the delivery of evidence-based therapeutic intervention. Additionally, for use as a self-management tool in reducing work related stress and compassion fatigue.

Pharmacotherapeutics in Prescribing

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module provides the necessary pharmacological knowledge within the context of the underpinning pathophysiology that will enable the healthcare professional to prescribe safely, appropriately, and effectively within a collaborative health care team. It will be offered through a blended combination of e-learning, taught components and threaded discussion with supported group work. Assessment is by a combination of coursework and a synoptic examination.

Vascular Disease and the Lower Limb

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module will provide clinicians with an advanced theoretical basis for the management of people with arterial and venous disorders, which affect the lower limb. The module is designed for clinicians with experience in the care and management of the patient with peripheral vascular disease. This training will produce clinicians who are suitably equipped to implement theory into practice and provide the scope required for those wishing to hold specialist posts.

Renal Disease and the Lower Limb

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module enables students to update and extend their knowledge of renal disease and the lower limb. It also allows students to appreciate the outcomes realized in patients with limb compromise due to renal disease are managed with a comprehensive approach integrating the efforts of the renal specialist team , as well as other members of a multi-disciplinary team. This training will produce clinicians who are suitably equipped to implement theory into practice and provide the scope required for those wishing to hold specialist posts.

Lower Limb Biomechanics: Current Concepts

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module will develop the students? awareness and understanding of current concepts in lower limb and foot biomechanics. Functional anatomy and the pathophysiology of pain will also be explored. Students? skills in the assessment of bone and soft tissue injury of the foot and lower limb will be developed and the relationship between injury and gait compensation mechanisms will be examined. Critical self-reflection of practice is an expectation of students at this level and this is reflected in the delivery and assessment of the module.

Rheumatological Disorders and the Lower Limb

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module will provide students, who have experience in the care and management of the patient with various Rheumatological disorders, with the specialist theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to assess the person with Rheumatological disorders of the lower limb. It will help students to identify and formulate care plans for this group of patients with emphasis on multidisciplinary teamwork and timely specialist referral.

Lower Limb Biomechanics: Clinical Practice

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module will provide the opportunity to discuss current clinical management principles and philosophy for professionals treating patients with biomechanical pathologies. The module will enable current management models to be analysed as well as allowing trends in research and clinical practice to be explored.

Wound Healing for Podiatrists

Year: 1

This module is optional

A working knowledge of wound healing is essential in modern clinical practice. This module will provide clinicians with an advanced theoretical basis which will enable them to provide high quality, cost effective wound care as this module will emphasise preventative and pro-active assessment and care of wounds specific to the foot and consider both the current and future trends in the care of these patients.

The Science of Wound Healing

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module will provide clinicians with an advanced theoretical basis which will enable them to understand and explore in greater depth some of the areas of the highly complex areas of the normal and abnormal wound healing processes.

Airway Clearance Techniques

Year: 1

This module is optional

The 30 credit point module is formed on advancing participants? knowledge of physiology relating to airway clearance techniques, proficiency in using these techniques and knowledge of the scientific evidence supporting the use of these airway clearance techniques.

Advancing Rehabilitation for Respiratory Conditions

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module aims to advance participants? knowledge of key issues relating to pulmonary rehabilitation and on-going exercise in patients with respiratory conditions. It is designed for those involved in the management of people with respiratory conditions. It may be particularly interesting to those involved in the provision of exercise based programmes for special populations, those providing education to patients about the management of respiratory conditions and those with an interest in pulmonary rehabilitation.

Interdisciplinary Stroke Care

Year: 1

This module is optional

It aims to advance participants? knowledge of key issues relating to stroke recovery and care. Students will have the opportunity to explore the evidence base and related concepts of care that should underpin the assessment and management of people with stroke, and their families and carers in relation to their own practice.

Exercise & Lifestyle in Cancer Rehabilitation

Year: 1

This module is optional

Exercise and lifestyle prescription and evaluation in rehabilitation is an essential skill for the physiotherapist. This module will introduce the student to different approaches and enable them to integrate these approaches through development of clinical reasoning and clinical skills integrating evidence based practice in cancer and other long term conditions.

Management of the Acute Critically Ill Patient

Year: 1

This module is optional

The aim of this module is to enable practitioners working with acutely ill patients to develop an in depth understanding of clinical practice, underpinned by knowledge of the appropriate theory and research and to promote evidence based practice within the multidisciplinary team thereby optimising patient outcomes.

Neuromusculoskeletal Assessment and Management 1: Lumbar Spine and Pelvis

Year: 1

This module is optional

Management of vertebral dysfunction is an essential skill for the neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapist. Many different approaches to assessing and managing LBP and pelvic dysfunction presently exist. This module will introduce the student to different approaches and enable them to integrate these approaches through development of clinical reasoning and clinical skills integrating evidence based practice.

Neuromusculoskeletal Assessment and Management 2: Cervical and Thoracic Spine

Year: 1

This module is optional

The aim of this module is to enable the student to develop clinical reasoning skills to enhance their ability to integrate different neuromusculoskeletal approaches in the management of cervical and thoracic spine dysfunction.

Non-Invasive Ventilation and Cough Augmentation Techniques

Year: 1

This module is optional

Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is recognised as an important management strategy in respiratory failure. Practitioners, as members of the multidisciplinary team, could set up and implement an NIV service in primary and secondary care. This module will equip the post graduate student with diagnostic, clinical and critical thinking skills in order to facilitate the NIV care pathway.

Stroke Recovery and Care

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module aims to advance participants? knowledge of key issues relating to stroke recovery and care. Students will have the opportunity to explore the evidence base and related concepts of care that should underpin the assessment and management of people with stroke, and their families and carers.

Neuromusculoskeletal Assessment and Management of Upper Limb Dysfunction

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module will develop and enhance students? ability to manage neuromusculoskeletal conditions of the lower limb. Joint assessment, diagnosis and the development of clinical reasoning skills will be emphasised throughout the module.

Neuromusculoskeletal assessment and management of lower limb dysfunction

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module will develop and enhance students? ability to manage neuromusculoskeletal conditions of the lower limb. Joint assessment, diagnosis and the development of clinical reasoning skills will be emphasised throughout the module.

Science and Technology of Medical Ultrasound

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module will enable the student to gain knowledge and understanding of the scientific and technological principles underpinning the safe and effective use of medical ultrasound in the clinical setting. It enables appraisal of a range of ultrasound technologies to optimise the production and recording of high quality diagnostic ultrasound images.

Clinical Abdominal Medical Ultrasound

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module will enable the student to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to undertake ultrasound imaging of abdomen and non-gynaecological pelvis independently and safely. It will provide the knowledge and understanding to enable the student to differentiate between normal and abnormal ultrasound appearances and to utilise problem solving skills to provide a differential diagnosis.

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Medical Ultrasound

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module will enable the student to evaluate the need to develop good scanning technique and follow protocols to produce technically accurate obstetric and gynaecological scan examinations independently and safely. It will provide the knowledge and understanding to enable the student to differentiate between normal and abnormal ultrasound appearances and to utilise problem solving skills to provide a differential diagnosis.

Improving my Service: the Service User's Perspective

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module creates an opportunity for health professionals to view an aspect of their own service or practice that could/should be improved. It allows them to explore it from the perspective of a user of that service. It creates an environment to articulate both the context and the problem, and to research and apply the international evidence base for best practice. It requires them to reflect on what and how changes would be implemented, in a solution-focused, change-orientated, practical way.

Computed Tomography (CT) Essentials: Promoting Advancing Practice

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module introduces the student to the essentials of CT. The skills and knowledge gained will facilitate proficiency in CT imaging of the head, cervical spine, chest, abdomen and pelvis, as well as being able to critically evaluate CT images for technical suitability. The record of clinical training and cases willv effectively demonstrate application of learning in CT imaging.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): applying the core concepts

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module is designed to develop and apply knowledge and understanding of the core principles of Magnetic Resonance physics, technology and safety. The module also develops the skills of the early Magnetic Resonance Radiographer in the key areas of standard imaging of the brain/spine/knee.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Core Techniques

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module is designed to develop the Magnetic Resonance radiographer?s knowledge and skills in the core Magnetic Resonance Imaging techniques that inform clinical practice.and the underpinning Magnetic Resonance physics, technology and safety

Computed Tomography (CT): Angiography and Interventional

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module enhances the knowledge of the Radiographers into more advanced CT investigations. The skills and knowledge gained will facilitate proficiency in CT imaging of the head, neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis when angiography or interventional techniques are required as well as being able to critically evaluate CT images for technical suitablilty. The record of clinical training and cases will effectively demonstrate application of learning in CT imaging.

Computed Tomography (CT): Staging and Screening

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module enhances the knowledge of the Radiographers into more advanced CT investigations. The skills and knowledge gained will facilitate proficiency in CT imaging of the head, neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis when investigating for malignancy, chronic disease or surgical planning are required as well as being able to critically evaluate CT images for technical suitability. The record of clinical training and cases will effectively demonstrate application of learning in CT imaging.

Clinical Cases in Diagnostic Radiography

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module enables the student to develop further knowledge and understanding of the role of their specialism in the initial diagnosis, evaluation and subsequent management of patients presenting with a variety of clinical pathologies. The encouragement to undertake effective literature searching and review will facilitate the development of an evidence based practice approach to develop and inform practitioner knowledge.

Radiotherapy

Year: 1

This module is optional

The module is designed to evaluate new innovations and advances in radiotherapy and oncology practice. It will facilitate practising Therapeutic Radiographers to identifying and undertake areas of professional role development whilst encouraging critical reflection and evaluation of current radiotherapy practice. It will aid individuals in their continuing professional development and maintenance of professional registration.

Management of Non-Complex Dysphagia

Year: 1

This module is optional

Speech and Language Therapists have a key role in the management of dysphagia which is recognised in international guidelines. This module aims to enable graduates to acquire post-basic knowledge in Dysphagia at the required level of skill in the assessment and management of patients, through evidence based tutorials and experiential learning.

Visual Processing: a therapeutic approach I

Year: 1

This module is optional

There is a need to inform health and education professionals as to current knowledge and thinking around cerebral visual impairment in children and adults, and how they can best be assessed and supported. This module aims to provide practitioners with enhanced understanding and expertise required to apply current theories of visual (re)habilitation to everyday practice. It will enable practitioners to further enhance their skills in reviewing evidence to enhance practice.

Management of Head and Neck Cancers

Year: 1

This module is optional

Health care professionals need to be up to date in their knowledge and skill of the best patient centred management of head and neck cancers. This module aims to provide practitioners with developed skill in holistic management for the patient and wider service delivery context.

Multilingualism and Language Disorders

Year: 1

This module is optional

The majority of the world?s population speaks more than one language and the monolingual situation is now rather uncommon. Multilingualism, however, is often considered an inappropriate developmental choice for children with language disorders (SLI, ASD among others) because, according to a widespread belief, these children?s limited capacity for language would be overtaxed by learning two linguistic systems. However, there is a total lack of research evidence to support this belief, and therefore there is a real need to inform health and education professionals as to current linguistics advances in the study of multilingualism. This module aims to do exactly that: introduce language professionals to current knowledge and thinking around recent advances on multilingualism, present topical current theoretical debates and link that to practice.

Visual Processing II: Assessment & Therapy of Cerebral Visual Impairment

Year: 1

This module is optional

This module aims to provide practitioners with enhanced understanding and expertise required to apply current theories of visual (re)habilitation to interprofessional interventions. It will enable practitioners to further enhance their skills in reviewing evidence to enhance practice.

Entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

(a)(i) Have a second class Honours degree or better in an Allied Health Profession subject from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or

(ii) Have an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification; and

(iii) Where applicable be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

(iv) Where applicable have continued employment in an area relevant to the chosen modules.

(v) Have a minimum of one year's post-qualification experience (excluding course attendance).

(b) Provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent) and for non-native English speakers, IELTS 7.0 (with no contributing band at less than 6.5) or, as an alternative to (a) (i) or (a) (ii) and/or (b):

(c) In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 7.0 with no band score less than 6.5.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Teaching and learning assessment

This is carrried out through a variety of methods and will depend on the individual module studied.

Learning is both classroom based and online via discussion boards, blogs, video conferencing and podcasts.

Methods of assessment include case studies, class tests, computer based assessments, log books, practicals, online tasks and reflective accounts.

Exemptions and transferability

Previous experiential learning or certificated learning may be eligible for exemption of modules/credit points within the Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Master's. Advice should be sought from the course director.

Careers & opportunities

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Career options

Participation in the postgraduate framework may enhance the opportunities for AHPs within the health service and beyond. The development of the programme was as a direct consequence of the need for profession-specific and interdisciplinary modules to facilitate AHPs in their career progression.

Participation in the postgraduate activity will provide the development opportunity for AHPs to progress to doctoral level activity.

Apply

The following links guide you to the postgraduate modules and courses in the School of Heaith sciences and then to how to apply on line.

http://www.science.ulster.ac.uk/health/postgraduate.php

http://www.science.ulster.ac.uk/health/cpd.php

If applying for a DHSSPS commissioned place contact your Trust manager. Do not apply online.

If interested in Attendance Only contact Maria Keenan m.keenan1@ulster.ac.uk or T: 028 9036 8167. Do not apply online.

How to apply

Start dates

  • September 2016

Fees and funding

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Fees (total cost)

Important notice - fees information Tuition fees shown are for last years entry. Fees are correct at the time of publishing and may be subject to an annual increase. Additional mandatory costs are highlighted where they are known in advance. There are other costs associated with university study. Read our Tuition Fees Payment Policy

Northern Ireland & EU:
£5,150.00
International:
£12,890.00

Additional mandatory costs

Tuition fees and costs associated with accommodation, travel and normal living are a part of university life. 

Where a course has additional mandatory expenses we make every effort to highlight them in the online prospectus. These may include residential visits, field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering) inoculations, security checks, computer equipment, uniforms, professional memberships etc.

We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free wifi is also available on each of the campuses.

There will be some additional costs to being a student which cannot be itemised and these will be different for each student. You may choose to purchase your own textbooks and course materials or prefer your own computer and software. Printing and binding may also be required. There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines. Additional costs vary from course to course. 

Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs as well as tuition fees. 

Please contact the course team for more information.

Contact

Course Director:​ Dr John Cathcart

T: +44 (0) 28 9036 8192

E:j.cathcart@ulster.ac.uk

Faculty contact regarding admissions and application process:

Mrs Julie Nesbitt

T: +44 (0) 28 9036 6029

E: jh.nesbitt@ulster.ac.uk

Attendance only:

Mrs Maria Keenan

T: +44 (0) 28 9036 8167

E: m.keenan1@ulster.ac.uk