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MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Nursing Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary


Extend your knowledge and skills to advance levels within your specialist area of practice, through a selection of modules designed to enhance your ability to take on roles in advanced practice.

The programme aims to enable experienced professionals to:

  • Develop a systematic and critical knowledge and understanding of their specialist field of practice.
  • Develop a critical awareness of current problems, gaining new insights at the forefront of their area of advanced practice that enables further strategic development of practice and practice knowledge.
  • Enable practitioners to inform, enhance and develop their competency within their field of practice.
  • Demonstrate advanced scholarship in their subject area through the planning and execution of Level 7 enquiry.
  • Study a course where 100% of graduates are in paid work or study 15 months after graduating. WGU analysis of unpublished data.

Teaching & Assessment

Advanced Clinical Practice students will be assessed in a variety of ways. The balance between the different forms of assessment is determined by the different aims and learning outcomes of the modules.

Assessment methods include academic assignments, case studies, poster presentations and examinations. As the programme is concerned with learning in practice, all students have a clinical portfolio which is completed as they progress through the modules. All students are required to have a DSMP and a mentor in order to support learning and assessment in practice.

Career prospects

Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

On successful completion of the Advanced Clinical Practice/Advanced Clinical Practice (Therapies) course, students will be eligible to apply for advanced practice roles in a variety of settings.

In Wales, students will be eligible to use the title ‘Advanced’ on completion of the MSc.

As it is validated by the relevant PSRBs, on completion of the Non-Medical Prescribing module students will be able to record this qualification with their professional body (NMC, HCPC, GPhC).


Minor Injuries Assessment and Management - Optional
Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses (V300) - Optional
Minor Illnesses Assessment and Management - Optional
Principles of Wound Care - Optional
Negotiated module - Optional
Clinical Assessment, Diagnostics and Reasoning in Advanced Practice: Part 1
Complexities of Healthcare in Advanced Practice
Advancing Leadership and Evidence Based Practice
Clinical Assessment, Diagnostics and Reasoning in Advanced Practice: Part 2

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Full-time fee is £12,500 and it is a guide for part time students. Part-time fees are pro-rata of full-time fees.

Entry requirements

To be accepted on to the programme candidates must: Hold current registration with a professional statutory body pertaining to their area of advanced practice, Hold a degree in a discipline cognate to their professional qualification or hold a non-graduate qualification which the university has deemed to be of satisfactory standard for the purpose of postgraduate admission. Candidates without a full honours degree at 2:2 and above will be required to submit a 1,500 word essay on a topic chosen by the admissions team as part of the induction process. This will be assessed using the level 6 academic criteria (Appendix I) and must demonstrate achievement at 50% or above for successful admission to the programme. Alternatively, recent successful completion of an appropriate level 6 module such as Research Methods, Non-Medical Prescribing at level 6 or Preparing for Master’s Level Study will allow admission to the programme, subject to programme team agreement, Have a minimum of two years full time equivalent post-registration clinical experience, Be employed in a clinical role with a high level of autonomy or Be able to secure a placement to the above for a minimum of two days per week or Be in a Trainee Advanced Practitioner role, Have a Designated Supervising Medical Practitioner (DSMP) (for those students undertaking Non-Medical Prescribing and Clinical Assessment in Advanced Practice modules) and have mentorship support during their practice placement from their employing organisation.

University information

Wrexham Glyndwr University offers a wide range of postgraduate courses, along with part-time and professional qualifications. Renowned for its high standards of teaching and inclusive learning community, the university is home to over 9,000 students, with around 1,500 of these enrolled in postgraduate study. The university's main campus, based in Wrexham, is where you'll find the majority of programmes. There's also a rural campus a...more