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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nursing Studies Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine

Course type


Course Summary

This multi-professional, clinically focused course provides an internationally recognised Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Master’s award. The course is suitable and relevant to all nurses, midwives and members of allied health professions, in or outside of the UK, who want to retain an influence on clinical care but may also like to have more involvement with strategic development of services design and reconfiguration. During this course you will develop your knowledge and skills to improve the design and delivery of services, expand your educational and leadership roles and meet the rising expectation of health care in local populations.

This course is renowned for providing excellent tutorial support to ensure that nurses, midwives and allied health professionals relate to the practice and senior roles. As an existing health professional, you will be able to use the course to develop your knowledge and skills in healthcare and expand on educational roles. You will develop analytical skills through interactive classes and lectures, so that you are able to critically examine practices within the context of legislative and professional frameworks of your own country. You will learn from professional lecturers who maintain ‘cutting edge’ knowledge of policy developments related to Advanced Practice, as members of national committees and international consultations with healthcare colleagues. Our lecturers are actively involved in research and publications related to advanced practice and other senior roles.

The modules will allow you to explore your employment situation, recognise the potential for career progression, and identify ways in which you can improve practice and services or pioneer new developments. In addition, you will have the opportunity to pursue particular profession specific topics of your choice in greater depth. The modules incorporate ethical practice and the role of the advanced practice professional in creating and maintaining an ethical working environment; legal dimensions of practice will also be addressed.

MSc graduates from the Advanced Practice programmes careers have progressed into senior positions, for example in infection control, education, research and clinical practice. Practice development takes place in your normal practice setting. Practice learning facilitators are identified to support you. These are normally a senior medical professional. They will work with you to assist you in achieving the required clinical competencies.

Opportunity: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market. It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.


Advanced practitioners are required to assess, diagnose and implement care in a variety of practice settings. Building on the Health Assessment for Advanced Clinical Practice module, this module aims to enable the development of clinical reasoning and problem solving skills which are essential for safe, advanced practice. You will study theories of decision making, and will be provided the opportunity to formulate differential diagnoses through the consideration of complex information including tests, investigations and other evidence from sources appropriate to the clinical situation. With consideration and application of decision-making theories you will be expected to develop and demonstrate problem-solving and critical analysis skills. The module also contributes to your understanding of the role of the advanced practitioner within the wider clinical team, through collaboration and negotiation to attain high quality care outcomes.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have Honours degree or equivalent in a related is course is suitable for experienced professionals employed in health related settings. A minimum of 3 years in your area of clinical practice and a first degree or evidence of recent professionally related study at diploma or degree level is required. Accredited degree level study within the last 5 years or the Birmingham city University module Essential Academic Skills can be completed prior to staring the programme. Evidence of study at degree level including in research methods is necessary.