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Chaplaincy in Health & Social Care

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Learn how spiritual care, professional practice and group therapies can help you provide effective chaplaincy support in a health and social care setting

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We are one of only two institutions in the UK offering a masters course for chaplains and are currently the only Univresity offering the opportunity to explore and respond to inter-faith spiritual needs.
Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Humanities, Health, Social Sciences, Psychology, Philosophy, Languages, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Art, History, Sociology or Literature, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award.All applicants should normally be working in or expecting to commence working (paid or voluntary) within the field of spiritual care. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Humanities, Health, Social Sciences, Psychology, Philosophy, Languages, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Art, History, Sociology or Literature, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award.All applicants should normally be working in or expecting to commence working (paid or voluntary) within the field of spiritual care.All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Humanities, Health, Social Sciences, Psychology, Philosophy, Languages, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Art, History, Sociology or Literature, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award.All applicants should normally be working in or expecting to commence working (paid or voluntary) within the field of spiritual care. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Humanities, Health, Social Sciences, Psychology, Philosophy, Languages, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Art, History, Sociology or Literature, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award.All applicants should normally be working in or expecting to commence working (paid or voluntary) within the field of spiritual care.All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

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My job role is working with patients who have cancer, circulating their nutritional requirements. The University really prepared me with all the knowledge I needed to help improve people's quality of life.

You will be able to develop your chaplaincy practice at a professional and voluntary level, as you will gain a good grasp of the issues in health and care services. This excellent training will support your application for chaplaincy positions in hospitals and in the wider public sector, such as the prison or police service, armed forces or universities.

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MODULES & LEARNING

Develop specialist knowledge on a topic negotiated with your tutor, which is directly relevant to service needs within your area of practice.

Develop an understanding of the theory, values and practice of chaplaincy in the health service and social care contexts, in addition to an awareness of ethical practice.

Look at the major religions, noting both understandings of care and responsibility and the use of such concepts in professional practice. Explore the relationship of spirituality to health and wellbeing, suffering and illness, and death and bereavement.

You will produce a substantial research project on a self-selected topic of interest, demonstrating your developmental learning, in addition to a variety of academic and practical skills.

Your opportunity to explore different types of information about health and social care and critically evaluate research material from a range of study designs.

Gain a theoretical, methodological and practical foundation for social research, enabling you to act as a social researcher to resolve practice-based problems.

Ours is one of only two masters courses in the UK for chaplains, and is currently the only one in England dedicated to the study of inter-faith spiritual needs in health care chaplaincy. Our teaching team consists of renowned chaplaincy specialists such as Professor Michelle Biggs, The Reverend Mark Cobb, The Reverend Martin Kerry, Roger Higgins, Maryam Riaz and The Reverend Dr Chris Swift.

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    Chaplaincy in Health & Social CareChris Swift

    Our students have such broad and interesting ranges of experience that they bring into dialogue with the academic work and research. They get an exceptional and very thorough experience of what it means to study this topic.

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    MSc Chaplaincy in Health and Social Care - Chris Swift, Course Leader
FEES & FUNDING
Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £500 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £25. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £4500. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
FEES & FUNDING
Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £500 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £25. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £4500. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
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