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Advanced Clinical Practice MSc or PGDip or PGCert

Advanced Clinical Practice MSc or PGDip or PGCert

Different course options

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


Our MSc/PGDip/PGCert Advanced Clinical Practice will prepare and support you in your clinical role

Our courses are open to midwives and allied health professionals. They provide highly-flexible continuing professional development (CPD) study opportunities, with part and full-time options.

We will challenge your understanding of, and beliefs in, healthcare. And prepare you to take greater responsibility for developing service provision. You will develop the following areas of responsibility to an advanced level:

  • practice
  • leadership
  • education
  • research

You will engage in continuing professional and postgraduate academic development as a midwife nurse or allied health professional. As well as extend your knowledge and practice skills. There are excellent opportunities for shared learning. And we support multi and inter-professional learning and teaching.

Career prospects

Students on the course are employed in senior clinical roles in healthcare; the majority are promoted to consultant or senior clinical management positions as a direct result of completing the course.

Students can also exit with Pgdip/PgCert awards.


This practice-based module enables you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to take a comprehensive patient history and complete a thorough physical and psychosocial assessment. It will enhance your assessment skills and your ability to accurately describe the patient/client's history and examination findings, using appropriate terminology. You will learn how to report deviations from normal in a succinct manner to colleagues within the multidisciplinary team.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£1,080 per single module. Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.

Entry requirements

You must: have a first degree, or prior learning at the equivalent, appropriate level; have a minimum of three years' post-registration experience in clinical practice; be employed in a suitable clinical role in the UK for the achievement of clinical learning outcomes; have evidence of current professional registration with the NMC (Nursing Midwifery Council) or HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) in the UK; have access to an appropriate clinical supervisor within your area of practice; have explicit written support from your line manager.

University information

Based in the historic student city of Oxford, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK’s leading modern universities. It enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence, innovative approaches to learning, and strong links with business and industry. The university welcomes students from more than 140 countries around the world and is proud of its diverse, inclusive community. Oxford Brookes is known for great teaching and equipping students...more