Step up to Masters


This module will provide students with the knowledge and skills to be able to demonstrate their ability to function at Masters Level. This will include supporting students to demonstrate how they are moving the knowledge base of their specialty forward and\or using their knowledge and skills to push the boundaries of knowledge within their sphere of work.

With us, you’ll learn the role of challenging evidence, debate the rigour, validity and transferability of evidence-based research. They will also be aware of other appropriate forms of evidence, including Advance Scholarly activity and personal experience. Action Learning Sets will be utilised to debate and scrutinise issues to enable students to learn how to develop arguments and provide evidence to back up them up.

During this module, you will gain skills required for operating at an advanced level, such as reflexivity, where students are able to identify what influences their decision-making process and be able to recognise how this will impact on their behaviours.

Understanding theoretical principles and how these apply in the real world will also be explored.

Delivery Method

The module requires participation from students to debate and challenge evidence relevant to the students' own area of work. The module is divided into independent learning and contact time. A range of strategies will be used during the contact time including: Group work and discussion, Lectures and group tutorials, Guided Independent Study, Work based investigation, Reading and Study and Assignment preparation.

Academic credits
Delivery method
Blended learning
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Start date

January, September, April

School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

An Honours Degree from a UK Institute of Higher Education or International equivalent, or A Postgraduate Diploma, or Post-Experience Diploma recognised as being equivalent to an Honours Degree, or Accredited professional or vocational experience in relevant areas of practice. The appropriateness of this will be determined by an Application Panel and if necessary the student will be invited for Interview.


Dr Edward Tolhurst

Senior Lecturer

My research focuses on the experience of dementia and how this is shaped by relationships, social location and sociocultural factors. I teach on modules including Leadership, Dementia Awareness, and Healthy Individuals through the Lifespan.

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How to apply

Apply via our online application system.

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January 2022: Apply online

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