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Advanced Clinical Practice MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Nursing Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

Who is it for?

These multi-professional programmes are aimed at practitioners aspiring to develop and work at an advanced level of practice. They also provide experienced advanced clinical practitioners with the opportunity to evidence, and where necessary develop, the core capabilities and specialty specific competencies across the four pillars of advanced clinical practice (clinical practice, leadership and management, education, and research) at master’s level. .

Students will come from a range of regulated healthcare professions such as nursing, pharmacy, therapeutic radiography, physiotherapy, paramedics and occupational health, who are working in a variety of specialties, settings or sectors.


Our MSc Advanced Clinical Practice and MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Apprenticeship programmes aim to develop your skills, knowledge and capabilities as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) within your specialty, sector or setting. They have been designed by experienced and senior clinicians specifically around the four pillars of advanced practice to equip you with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes (behaviours) to meet the requirements of the Multi-Professional Framework of Advanced Clinical Practice introduced by Health Education England in 2017.

Career prospects

Our MSc Advanced Clinical Practice and MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Apprenticeship programmes equip your with a range of transferable capabilities across the four pillars and are designed to develop you into a competent and confident Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP). On successful completion of the programme, you will be ready to undertake an advanced clinical practice role within your speciality, sector or setting*.

Future career options may include senior ACP, trainee consultant and consultant practitioner roles, senior leadership roles, clinical educator roles and research roles.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


5 years

Start date



You will develop this portfolio with guidance from your module leader and continuous support from your clinical supervisor to ensure it relates directly to your area of clinical interest.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

To apply for the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice programme you must have a current UK health professional registration with a regulatory body (e.g. Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health and Care Professional s Council (HCPC). Students should have a second class or above (2:2 classification) honours degree in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education. In addition, you should have achieved a minimum qualification of level 2 in English and Mathematics (as per general apprenticeship requirements). Where it is not possible to provide evidence of this, you need to undertake the national numeracy and literacy (functional maths and English). You need to have a current job contract in a clinical area in a trainee/advanced clinical practice role or a role where you will have the opportunity to develop advanced clinical practice skills, knowledge and behaviours. You must have a minimum of 3-years post-registration experience, 2 of which must be within an area relevant to speciality, setting or sector. You need written confirmation from your employer that they will support you to complete the programme and that you will have an assigned clinical supervisor. Candidates who meet the above requirements but do not have a degree, or have a classification of less than 2.2, who have evidence of master’s level (level 7) study undertaken within the last five years will also be considered. For candidates who meet the above requirements, but do not have a degree, or have a classification of less than 2.2, who are not able to evidence of master’s level (level 7) study undertaken within the last five years, will be given the option to undertake a module from year 1 of the programme and if successful, this credit can be transferred into the programme.

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. It is home to 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level, and has an alumni of more than 140,000 graduates, from over 180 countries. The University is divided into five different Schools: Cass Business School School of Arts & Social Sciences School of Health Sciences School of...more