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MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Nursing)

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Nursing)

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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 Studies

Course type


Course Summary


Our Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) degree will enable you as an experienced practitioner working at an advanced level to meet the nationally agreed advanced clinical practice criteria. This will include the four pillars of advanced practice (clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research) in order to further develop your role as an advanced clinical practitioner.

Why study MSc/PGDip Advanced Clinical Practice at Middlesex University?

The core focus of the programme is the recognition of and building on previously acquired knowledge and skills, combined with workplace learning and supplemented with virtual live and on-demand pre-recorded modules. Key to the programme is the relationship between the trainee, your clinical supervisor and your University tutor.

This course has been designed with four main pathways depending on your experience and chosen career path. You can graduate with any of the following titles:

  • MSc/PGDip Advanced Clinical Practice (Nursing)
  • MSc/PGDip Advanced Clinical Practice (Midwifery)
  • MSc/PGDip Advanced Clinical Practice (Mental Health)
  • MSc/PGDip Advanced Clinical Practice (Primary Care Nursing)

Whether studying for a PG Diploma or an master's degree, you will benefit from our pre-programme consultation and advice which continues throughout the course. You'll also benefit from our unique personal tutoring system which takes a proactive approach and echoes the values of ‘building success for all’, helping you to reach your potential as a qualified advanced clinical practitioner.

As an experienced practitioner working at an advanced level, we know that you have the makings of an advanced clinical practitioner having already gained academic qualifications and experience. Our job is to capture that past learning, to work with you and your clinical supervisor to build on your experience by identifying work-place learning opportunities.


How can the MSc/PGDip Advanced Clinical Practice support your career?

On successful completion of the MSc/PGDip Advanced Clinical Practice programme, you’ll be entitled to the professional title of Advanced Clinical Practitioner having demonstrated capabilities with the four domains of ACP practice within your specialism.

You will be able to practice as an ACP within a job role which will have been identified by your employer and as such, you will be the right person, with the right skills, in the right place at the right time (HEE, 2017).

We have four different specialisms available for this course:

  • MSc/PGDip Advanced Clinical Practice (Nursing)
  • MSc/PGDip Advanced Clinical Practice (Midwifery)
  • MSc/PGDip Advanced Clinical Practice (Mental Health)
  • MSc/PGDip Advanced Clinical Practice (Primary Care Nursing)


Advanced clinical practice is delivered by experienced, registered health and care practitioners. It is a level of practice characterised by a high degree of autonomy and complex decision making. This is underpinned by a master?s level award or equivalent that encompasses the four pillars of clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research, with demonstration of core capabilities and area specific clinical competence.

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

An honours degree of 2:2 or above in nursing, midwifery or a related subject. Current UK nursing and midwifery registration, and be practising at an advanced level of nursing / midwifery practice together with a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in place. A minimum 3 years full time experience, or equivalent, in the area of practice disciplines. Access to a clinical practice supervisor to support the work placed learning, portfolio development and to validate achievement of the capabilities as set out by the Health Education England Framework (2017)/ Royal College of General Practitioners (2020). This must be a registered health or social care professional working at an advanced level of practice. Evidence of prospective employment as an Advanced Practitioner on completion of the programme.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more