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Advanced Clinical Practice MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Nursing Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is designed to enable health and social care professionals to extend their knowledge to an advanced level within their specialist field of practice. It is suitable both for individuals who wish to become advanced practitioners or for those individuals who wish to promote the advance of practice within their field of work. The course consists of a wide range of highly flexible taught and work-based learning modules that will enable busy practitioners to access patient-care enhancing education. This programme will enhance your ability to gain employment in more senior roles as an advanced practitioner, within your chosen field of healthcare. On successful completion of the programme, your final award will reflect your choice of pathway such as MSc Advanced Practice; MSc Advanced Practice (Mental Health); MSc Advanced Practice (Primary Care).

Assessment methods vary according to the demands of the module but can be through assignments, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations, portfolios, seminar presentations and work-based learning projects. The programme team comprises of expert staff with many year’s experience in clinical practice in areas such as intensive care, coronary care, forensic mental health, primary care and medical practice. You will also be taught by associate tutors from primary and secondary care, neurology, paramedic practice, biological sciences and areas of senior healthcare management. This programme will enhance your ability to gain employment in more senior roles as an advanced practitioner, within your chosen field of healthcare. Successful completion of this MSc enables you to meet Health Education North West’s requirements to practice at an advanced level across the health professions spectrum, including roles such as paramedics, operating department practitioners, nurses, dietitians, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


4.5 years

Start date



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Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fees for part-time study on this MSc are £34 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20, i.e. £680 per 20 credit module.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The normal minimum requirement is to be a practitioner who is a member of a statutorily regulated profession, with three years' experience in practice (or equivalent). A lower second-class honours degree in a health-related subject is desirable, but not essential. Evidence of experiential learning and ability to study at a higher academic level should be provided as part of the application process.

University information

Edge Hill University’s award-winning 160-acre campus is located close to the North West Town of Ormskirk, near to Liverpool and Manchester. The University has been a provider of higher education for over 130 years, originally starting life as a teacher training college. Edge Hill’s aim is to create opportunity from knowledge, an ethos which the institution has achieved, as recognised by a range of awards and high-rankings for its outstanding...more

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