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MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Primary Care)

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Primary Care)

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nursing Health Studies Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Primary Health Care Caring Skills

Course type


Course Summary

If you want to advance in your career as a health or social care practitioner and drive real benefits in patient care, a Master’s in Advanced Clinical Practice (Primary Care) from the University of Bolton gives you the opportunity to build the knowledge and skills necessary to become an expert in your field.

Course Details

Developed for health and social care practitioners who want to progress to advanced level in their field, our part-time MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (Primary Care) is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary for roles that require greater responsibility and levels of decision making. Students from a variety of health and social care backgrounds come to us to build on their theoretical and practical abilities. On our MSc course, you’ll have the opportunity to get hands-on in our state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Suites and learn the core curriculum of a programme proudly supported by Health Education NW and employing NHS Trusts.

Covering content such as disease awareness, patient examination and diagnostics, leadership and innovation, this work-based programme aims to help you develop your clinical skills and leadership abilities to become a flexible practitioner able to respond to the challenges of your role and your developing service. As well as gaining skills in practice, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and awareness with the relevant theory taught through blended direct and online learning approaches.

Career opportunities

This course aims to develop both your clinical and leadership abilities, enabling you to achieve advanced practitioner level in a primary care specialty. You’ll be encouraged and supported to master the clinical content of the course and have the opportunity to develop the necessary leadership skills to challenge and change practice, with a view to delivering innovative changes that provide real benefits for patients in your service.


This module provides an advanced understanding of the clinical management for Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs) working within Primary Care. It will develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of acute and chronic conditions, exploring presentations and clinical management across all ages. An overview of common conditions and clinical activities for ACPs in primary care will reflect the Core Capabilities Framework for ACPs in Primary Care (HEE, 2020). This module will develop understanding of referral pathways/processes, national policies/guidelines, clinical targets, quality frameworks, and the role of ACPs in primary care. The module will develop your understanding of communication/consultation skills, including alternative consultation styles and digital technology. Emergency presentations and management of chronic conditions will be included, with an overview of other conditions and areas of practice in primary care, including key issues in paediatrics, mental health and older people.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

The full time tuition fees for 2022/23 entry is £12,950 per year. It’s a guide for part time students

Entry requirements

You are normally expected to have successfully completed an honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and have appropriate work experience.

University information

The University of Bolton has a long history of providing high-quality education in the northwest of England. Founded in 1825, today it offers students a contemporary campus just a short distance from the town centre. Home to 11,000 students, the University of Bolton is ranked number one in the North West for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021). Postgraduate study is a challenging, exhilarating and rewarding advancement,...more