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Advanced Professional and Clinical Practice PgDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Medical Sciences Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Nursing Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course offers a taught programme of study that sets out to nurture emerging and innovative professional practitioners. It is delivered through five specialist pathways which correspond with the key areas of expertise within the School of Nursing and Midwifery. This programme offers an opportunity for students to develop skills of analytical thinking within a clinical context. Alongside this, the programme facilitates the student's continued professional development. Graduates of this programme progress into management and leadership roles, or continue into a research or education capacity. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



Fundamentals of CBT Assessment - Core
Perspectives of Family-centred Health and Social Care - Core
Leading and Facilitating in Clinical Practice - Core
Health Assessment - Core
The Basis of Therapeutic Practice and Communication Skills - Core
Applied Research Methods and Statistics in Nursing - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

The part-time standard postgraduate taught tuition fee, for student commencing study in the academic year 2019-20, is £32.78 per CATS point.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants must have a professional qualification in Nursing, Midwifery or allied health and social care services. They shall normally hold a relevant 2.2 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Applicants with a 3rd Class Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) will be considered on a case-by-case basis, if they can demonstrate appropriate experience with in-service training, acceptable to the School.

Department profile

The Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences at Queen’s University has a reputation for excellence in education and research - a reputation which is reflected in our position in the Top 200 Universities in the World (QS World Rankings 2019). Through our research, we strive to address some of the world’s greatest challenges in health, food and the environment. To meet these challenges, our academic staff undertake world-leading research...more