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Advanced Clinical Practice MSc

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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


Take the next step in your career as a healthcare professional by becoming an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP).

This course aims to develop your advanced practice skills and knowledge to a higher level. It will enable you to combine expert clinical skills with research, education and clinical leadership; specific to your clinical specialism.

You will establish a clear professional identity, be able to identify areas of improvement, and take leadership over research-based projects built to improve patient experiences.

You will be able to study while you work and apply your learning under the guidance of your named supervisor in the workplace. This course is also taught in London.

Course detail

This course is taught at Level 7 (Masters) and is designed to build on your learning.

The ACP four pillars form overarching themes:

Clinical Practice

You will be introduced to a systematic approach to real world case studies of increasing complexity, drawn from your own professional practice, as well as those provided by the academic team. As a developing ACP you will be taught advanced clinical examination and reasoning skills. You will work with complex patient presentations.


You will work autonomously within the healthcare multi-professional team. You will develop skills that enable critical appraisal of leadership theory and its application to improve the patient experience.


You will begin by gaining insight into your own educational needs and complete the course confident in your leadership and education of others. Education of others will include service users and carers.


You will be introduced to the critical use of evidence, develop skills to apply these to practice and conclude with producing high quality evidence that demonstrates the impact of ACP on improving patient outcomes.

Study & career progression

If you're a healthcare professional this award may take you to the next step of becoming an Advanced Clinical Practitioner. On successful completion of the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice you may wish to go on to study on one of our professional doctorate or PhD awards.


This module aims to establish baseline critical appraisal skills. You will develop expertise and competence to use new skills to improve your contribution to service delivery.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

You need: an undergraduate degree, or at least 60 credits at Level 6 from a UK-based university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; GCSE English and Maths (grade 9-4/A*-C) or Level 2 functional skills equivalents. You also need to be: A registered healthcare practitioner with a relevant professional body (NMC/HCPC) in the UK and have a minimum of three years post-qualifying experience; Working in an appropriate role that will allow you to develop advanced clinical practice skills with an organisation that will support you on the course.

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more

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