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Advanced Practice - MSc/PgD/PgC

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc Advanced Practice is a generic programme with seven specific pathways and can lead to the award of the specifically named degree: MSc Advanced Practice (Audiology); MSc Advanced Practice (Dietetics); MSc Advanced Practice (Housing); MSc Advanced Practice (Musculoskeletal Studies); MSc Advanced Practice (Public Health Emergencies); MSc Advanced Practice (Speech and Language Therapy); MSc Advanced Practice (Sport and Exercise Nutrition); MSc Advanced Practice (Healthcare and Wellbeing).

It is intended that the programme provides for flexible, variable progression that is responsive to student and employer continuous professional learning needs and the constantly changing practice environment. The programme has been designed to meet the four pillars of Advanced Practice. The modules will be delivered in a blended learning pattern (blocks of teaching with on-line resources) as far as possible.

Each module is assessed by coursework; the type varies according to the modules and can include the completion of a portfolio, presentations, reflections, reports and case studies. All the modules are externally moderated. Wherever possible students will be offered formative assessments and feedback.

The Professional working at Masters Level will be able to lead and contribute to developments in their profession through a more pro-active, critical and reflective approach. Additionally they will be an agent of change, a leader and act as an advocate of their profession. Employability will be enhanced by professions who undertake modules on a CPD basis and NHS professionals will be able to use the awards towards gaining recognition as an Advanced Practitioner. Students can exit at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma levels.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



Evidence Based Practice (10 Credits) - Core
Reflection for Professional Practice (10 Credits) - Core
Applied Research Methods & Design (20 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Standard 20 credit fee is £1,000.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

£13500 per year for full time and it’s a guide for part time students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an honours degree in a discipline relating to their proposed area of study. However, candidates with other relevant qualifications will be considered.? Applicants must normally be able to demonstrate a minimum of 2 years recent and relevant experience in an appropriate setting. The applied nature of the course and the emphasis on critical reflection and the development of advanced practice require candidates to have relevant experience on which they can reflect and develop their studies.

University information

Cardiff Metropolitan University is one of Cardiff’s oldest educational institutions, having gone through several name changes during its history. It has two campuses (Cyncoed and Llandaff) which are just outside the city centre and provides a range of different courses. Approximately 35% of its students are studying a postgraduate qualification, and 30% of their overall attendees are mature students. The university was awarded a Silver...more

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