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Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Sciences Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Health Studies Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

Our innovative portfolio of multi-professional Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) programmes are aimed at experienced healthcare practitioners from diverse professional backgrounds who wish to expand their role and advance their level of practice towards Advanced Clinical Practitioner status. They are best suited to practitioners whose employer has agreed to support their development to ACP level in a specified role.

As well as the MSc and PgDip, this course is also available as a Master’s-level apprenticeship. Four different pathways are available: Generic, Critical Care, Musculoskeletal or Urgent and Emergency Care. The degree title you are awarded will depend on your pathway.

These pathways are normally taken part-time, over 2 years for the PgDip and 3 years for the MSc. You will attend St George’s 1 or 2 days per week during module weeks, with additional self-directed study time managed by you and negotiated with your employer, where required (eg for project work or supervised practice).

Our courses meet all the requirements set out within Health Education England’s Multi-professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England (HEE, 2017) and the Integrated Degree Apprenticeship Standard (ST0564).


This programme is aimed at qualified health or social care practitioners who have the support of their employer to develop as an advanced clinical practitioner.

All routes within the programme promote your personal and professional development and will contribute to your career advancement within the relevant health and social care sector. They will provide you with the opportunity to articulate and evidence your own scope of practice, and to work towards the Health Education England Framework for Advanced Clinical Practitioner (HEE, 2017).


This is a core module that provides in-depth knowledge to develop your critical thinking in complex health environments. It will enhance your ability to respond efficiently to the rapidly changing health landscape and will allow you to make balanced clinical decisions when formulating differential diagnoses, based on systematic patient assessment. The module also provokes thinking about a personalised care strategy when managing health conditions and the wider population needs that impact on health services.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Not open to non-EU (international) students

Entry requirements

Applicants will need to meet all of the following criteria: hold an Honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK or Republic of Ireland university; hold a recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration; have a minimum of two years’ full-time clinical experience (or the equivalent in part-time hours) in health or social care employment, within a clinical service area relevant to Advanced Clinical Practice or the specified pathway they wish to follow (specific requirements and entry criteria apply to some modules and these will be indicated in the module outlines); be employed in a senior clinical role (normally Agenda for Change Band 6 or 7); demonstrate they are working in a practice setting which enables the achievement of the advanced clinical practice outcomes relating to the National Health Education England (HEE) multi-professional ACP Standards; provide written evidence that their employer supports their learning and there is the opportunity to develop into a role of Advanced Clinical Practice level. Non-standard applications: Applicants will normally hold a recognised healthcare/ health-related professional qualification and current professional registration; Applications will be considered from non-standard applicants who can demonstrate the following certificated learning: (i) A relevant healthcare/healthcare-related postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma from a UK or Republic of Ireland university or equivalent qualification from an approved institution of higher education outside the UK and Republic of Ireland.