60 months
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If you want to top-up your Diploma or Advanced Diploma to a full degree this is the course for you. The Professional Practice (Hons) course from Bournemouth University is designed for any practitioner and all of our units are essentially work-based and will enable you to explore issues which are relevant to your professional speciality.

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Our framework is ideal for busy health and social care professionals as it will allow you to study manageable ‘bite-sized’ units, at your convenience. You can gain new knowledge, refresh skills and ultimately enhance the client/patient care you are able to offer.


This Professional Practice (Hons) course from Bournemouth University gives you the opportunity to top-up your Diploma or Advanced Diploma to a full degree, and is designed for any health and social care practitioner. Our graduates are working for a range of organisations in the public sector, such as the NHS, and private care providers

Programme Structure

  • If you have a Diploma or Advanced Diploma, you can take this course to top-up to a full degree. To gain the BSc (Hons) Professional Practice, you'll need to complete 60 credits from any CPD unit listing, along with the 20-credit Locating and Evaluating Evidence for Professional Practice unit.
  • If you have an honours degree and wish to expand your sphere of professional practice without moving to Master's level study you can choose from our range of units and study 40 credits to gain a Graduate Certificate or 80 credits to gain a Graduate Diploma.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


600 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Health/Social Care or equivalent. A number of different entry routes are available onto this degree course, depending on your previous qualifications.

You must also be engaged in practice for normally a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Tuition Fee

  • Units are priced individually
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Living costs for Bournemouth

700 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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