MSC Acute Care of the Child and Their Family Sheffield Hallam University




Course info


Course summary

  • Gain the skills you need to assess acute and critical illness in children.
  • Learn supportive, evidence-based and sensitive care techniques.
  • Tailor the course to your career, working from your existing clinical position.
  • Engage with a range of critical perspectives and research, and develop your own reasoning.

On this distance learning course, you’ll gain the specialist skills and expertise you need to care for acutely and critically unwell children, and support their families. You’ll study everything from disease processes to ethical issues, alongside a dynamic student and academic community. You’ll graduate with enhanced employability and specialist skills.

How you learn

On this course, you’ll join a vibrant online community, and benefit from range of study approaches not only based on performance, but on learning methods and personal development. Your existing role will inform your study, and vice versa.

You learn through the Virtual Learning Environment. All modules have accompanying Blackboard (Bb) sites that are accessible 24/7, via a PC, laptop, mobile device or tablet.

You learn through

  • online learning materials
  • discussion boards
  • e-activies (including online quizzes) for you to self-assess youyr learning
  • online group activities
  • webinars

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • acute care settings
  • high dependency care settings
  • critical care settings
  • emergency care settings

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MSC Acute Care of the Child and Their Family.

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £8,490 for the course. For distance learning study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£710 for 15 credits or £1,415 for 30 credits).

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom


Entry requirement for international students

Normally, students will hold a first degree or professional qualification which is recognised in the UK in a related health care subject. A first degree in a relevant subject, for example: BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child). Where English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 is required, with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and no individual element below 5.5.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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