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Faculty of Health Sciences

BSc (Hons) Health Professional Studies (top-up)

Continuing Professional Development BSc

Start in May, January, September

Part time
BSc (Hons) 1 year

About the course 

Please note, this programme is only applicable to students who have already gained an Advanced Diploma in Nursing (any branch) at the University of Hull within the last 9 years.

The health and social care environment is constantly changing and evolving. Practitioners must continually adapt and develop their skills to meet the complex and dynamic needs of service users. This degree has been designed for those who work in the health and social care sector and want to develop their knowledge and skills.

This part-time programme consists of 3 modules (1 per semester), consisting of Study Skills, Research and Evidence Applied to Practice, and Evidencing Personal and Professional Development. Study Skills must be undertaken first. Upon completion/passing, you will then surrender your Advanced Diploma Certificate in Nursing upon receiving you degree.

Attendance requirements

Attendance includes a combination of workplace learning and University attendance. This will be dependent upon the selection of modules and the modes of teaching and delivery identified for each module. For example, for a 20 credit module delivered over one semester (12 weeks), attendance may be required for 6 full days or for 12 half days, or the module may be mainly delivered online or be work-based.

There is an expectation that students will attend for a minimum of 80% of study days. Additional reading and written work is required above and beyond the time attending the module.


What you'll study 

This programme consists of three modules. There are no optional modules and modules must be completed in the order set in your chosen programme plan.

Core modules


Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

Find out more

Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Fees and funding 

£9,250 per year*

£18,300 per year

International applicants may need to pay a tuition fee deposit before the start of the course. Visit our tuition fee deposit page for more information.

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 


Entry requirements 

Please note, this programme is only applicable to students who have already gained an Advanced Diploma in Nursing (any branch) at the University of Hull within the last 9 years.

You must ensure you get your Managers Support and Study Fee Form and return back with your application pack.


This degree provides an excellent opportunity to acquire the graduate status required for career progression and promotion to a higher grade.

Developmental opportunities exist through advanced practice, research, management, education and leadership.