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MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

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Full time | Stratford Campus | 1 year | JAN-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Nursing Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) supports registered healthcare practitioners in their continued professional development to Masters Level. At the beginning of the course, students will identify their own learning needs in collaboration with their clinical supervisor, manager and academic advisor to create an individualised route through the programme that builds on their existing knowledge, skills and experience, whilst enabling achievement of competence and capability at the level of an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP).

Additionally, students can choose to develop more specialist competencies (e.g. College of Emergency Medicine ACP competencies) through the Negotiated Learning Module; or can apply to transfer existing Level 7 credits from modules in their clinical specialism, through the Recognition of Prior Learning (APL) route in place of the Negotiated Learning module. Students completing this course will be able to lead and support advanced clinical practice.

What You'll Learn

As a university, we place great emphasis on enabling students to develop the independent learning capabilities that will equip you for lifelong learning and future employment as an advanced clinical practitioner. The ACP course blends a mixture of independent study, teaching and academic support as well as supporting your clinical learning by supervising a learning contract with your employer.

All students will be required to be in clinical practice in an area that supports the development of the role. They will also have to identify an appropriate ACP or Medical Supervisor to oversee the acquisition of new clinical skills and for this supervisor to manage the clinical elements of the programme.

Students will be able to develop their advanced skills covering advanced multi-system diagnostic skills, advanced research methods commensurate with the advanced nature of the role students will move into. The independent and supplementary prescribing modules will enable learners to be NMC/HCPC independent and supplementary prescribers which will enhance practice in the clinical setting.

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change.

Your Future Career

At the University of East London we are working on the some of the big issues that will define our future; from sustainable architecture and ethical AI, to health inequality and breaking down barriers in the creative industries.

Our students and academics are more critically engaged and socially conscious than ever before. Discover some of the positive changes our students, alumni and academics are making in the world.


Exploring and Challenging Advanced Clinical Practice - Core
Health and Holistic Social Needs Assessment in Advanced Clinical Practice - Core
Advanced Clinical Practice Capability (clinical practice) - Core
Dissertation in Advanced Clinical Practice - Core
Social Prescribing, Coaching and Guidance in Advanced Clinical Practice - Core
Complex Decision Making in Advanced Clinical Practice - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students should have bachelor's degree in a health related subject with a minimum 2:2 honours classification. Applicants should be currently working in a health care environment for a minimum of 20 hours a week. Applicants will be required to hold a professional registration with a relevant UK professional/statutory body, for example the NMC, HCPC or GPhC. Where applicants do not hold a first degree, applications will be considered on an individual basis. However, applicants will be required to submit evidence of relevant experience and continued professional development.

University information

At UEL, 94% of the university’s research is considered to be of international standard (REF 2014). Plus, £250k is awarded each year for postgraduate scholarships, providing a 50% discount on taught postgraduate tuition fees. The university is based across two campuses in the thriving area of East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park on its doorstep while Docklands campus has its own train station. Together, they offer over £450 million of...more

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