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Advanced Clinical Practice MSc

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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Care Assistant Skills Clinical Services Administration

Course type


Course Summary


This master’s course aims to provide continuing professional development for healthcare professionals from a range of backgrounds, and is rooted in Health Education England’s National Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice. It is designed to enhance your ability to work across clinical teams and take on leadership responsibilities in multi-disciplinary roles, and ultimately enhance the care provided for patients.

This degree is aimed at healthcare practitioners who want the opportunity to make a real difference and improve standards of practice throughout all aspects of healthcare provision. It is also available as a Level 7 apprenticeship, which some NHS Trusts fund through the apprenticeship levy.

Course information

This course is aimed at experienced healthcare practitioners registered with a relevant professional body (NMC/HCPC/GPC) who wish to be prepared to fulfil specific Advanced Clinical Practitioner roles, upon successfully completing the course. Successful completion of the course will prepare you to become expert clinicians and clinical leaders - educating, developing and building teams.

You will have the chance to utilise evidence and research to shape your practice and current and future healthcare delivery through innovation and change.

How you'll be assessed

Assessment methods are varied and may include essays, vlogs, case presentations, simulated consultations and project reports, among others. They are designed to give you the opportunity to measure effective safe clinical practice, while also delivering practical skills in presentation and engagement with colleagues. Together they can feed forward into your ongoing growth and development.

The creation of an individual practice portfolio, feeds throughout the course demonstrating advanced clinical practice competence, capability and expertise within your specific field of practice. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

Career prospects

Graduates typically progress into ACP roles in a range of settings in primary/secondary/tertiary care, in the NHS and some private services.


This module is relevant for practitioners who currently practice in healthcare with individuals who are living with a long-term condition(s). It will focus on concepts which transfer across disease boundaries for individuals and their families who live with long-term conditions. This module aims to enable you to critically examine and synthesize the principle concepts of supporting the care of those living with a long-term condition or multi-morbidities. It will enable the development of independent thinking and consideration of a strategic change in practice to develop knowledge, skill, analytical enquiry and person-centred approaches to people living with long-term conditions and multi-morbidities.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

Must be a registered health care practitioner; normally qualified for a minimum of five years, with a minimum of two years’ experience in your current speciality; must be working for a minimum of 30 hours per week, employed as a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner / Advanced Clinical Practitioner; must have full support and engagement of your line manager; must have an identified senior clinical mentor. Normally hold an honours degree in a health-related discipline and evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at master’s level. The general requirements for admissions are in line with University policy.

University information

Coventry University is a well-established higher education institution located in the West Midlands. As the UK’s fastest growing university, and the 6th largest overall, Coventry offers students a wide range of postgraduate courses, award-winning facilities and an extremely high standard of teaching. The main campus is in the heart of Coventry, a truly global metropolitan city with a diverse and dynamic student population. The university...more

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