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Advanced Respiratory Practice MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert

Advanced Respiratory Practice MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Respiratory / Chest Diseases

Course type


Course Summary

This course is your opportunity to further develop as a health and social care professional. Undertake a programme of continued professional development in advanced respiratory practice. You will learn from experts in the field in small postgraduate groups, alongside fellow professionals. This course will enable you to study for either a PG Cert, PG Dip or full MSc, depending on your own requirements.

This is a unique model of continued professional development for allied health professionals. You will learn from industry experts in intimate learning groups. You will gain a postgraduate level award, whether that is a PG Cert, PG Dip full MSc, in your chosen area of Advanced Respiratory Practice. The award you choose will determine the duration of the course, as well as how many modules you will study.

The course is aimed at qualified professionals working in UK health and social care, such as physiotherapists or occupational therapists, seeking to develop advanced practice in a specific clinical area.

The award pathways have different expected learning outcomes. Each one advances the previous award. To complete your chosen award, you will:

PG Cert

  • Demonstrate advanced levels of clinical decision making
  • Evaluate and apply current evidence on the management of complex patient care strategies
  • Demonstrate comprehensive leadership skills to support and encourage the development of others.

PG Dip

  • Evaluate and apply relevant evidence on health coaching, health literacy, leadership and change management
  • Develop high levels of effective communication appropriate to patients in health coaching and health literacy, and to key stakeholders in leadership and change management
  • Demonstrate comprehensive leadership skills to support and encourage service development.

Full MSc

Select, justify and implement a methodology appropriate to the research question or aim
Follow research ethics principles to conduct the research ethically
Present research findings in a recognised journal format for manuscript submission.

Career outcomes

Where could Advanced Respiratory Practice take you?

You will already be a qualified professional working in UK health or social care. This course will help you further develop the advanced level of your practice in your own clinical area and enhance your career options.

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 for international students.

Entry requirements

Students need to have 2:2 honours degree in a related subject; 3 years postgraduate experience in an appropriate clinical setting. If your degree is in an unrelated subject, but you can provide evidence of relevant professional experience, your application may still be considered. In addition, you must have: 3 years current postgraduate experience in an appropriate clinical setting; A letter of support from your line manager; Proof of appropriate and up to date professional registration (for example HCPC or GMC).