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Advanced Nursing Practice MSc or PGDip or PGCert

Advanced Nursing Practice MSc or PGDip or PGCert

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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Practice Nursing

Course type


Course Summary


We will prepare, support and develop you in your clinical role as a nurse with our MSc/PGDip/PGCert Advanced Nursing Practice.

Due to continuing developments in healthcare, some professionals must take greater responsibility for, and accountability in, developing service provision. Our course develops you in areas of responsibility such as:

  • practice
  • leadership
  • education
  • research

As a nursing professional you will challenge your beliefs and understanding about healthcare. You’ll extend your knowledge and practice skills and engage in continuing professional and postgraduate academic development.

Our teaching staff are experienced in their specialist practice areas. They maintain excellent practice links locally or across the region.

You'll have access to state-of-the-art clinical skills simulation suites and resources. And we support multi and interprofessional learning and teaching.

With our excellent track record of employability and high levels of student satisfaction, our course will help you to invest in your employment prospects.

Career prospects

Students on the postgraduate programmes in Advanced Practice are employed in senior clinical roles in healthcare.

A number of past students have gained promotion to consultant or senior clinical management positions following their completion post graduate study in advanced practice.

Students can also exit with Pgdip/PgCert awards.


This module is designed to develop greater understanding of research methods relevant to health care practice. It aims to develop decision-making skills related to research design by exploring the theoretical context of research methodology and the implications for research / study design. A broad and eclectic approach is taken to the module, choice of research / study methods and their use in the investigation of contemporary health care problems. Learning will take place from a range of perspectives.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per 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, equipping students...more

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