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Advanced Clinical Practice MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Nursing Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

This course is aimed at applicants who are training to become an advanced clinical practitioner in a wide variety of healthcare settings. It is intended for experienced healthcare professionals and for those wishing to formalise and develop their role as an advanced clinical practitioner. Develop your skills in decision-making, diagnostics, therapeutics, and clinical management. Study in a vibrant and challenging learning environment. Gain the knowledge, skills, competencies and professional behaviours required to function as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner. Learning in multi-professional groups and being taught by a multi-professional teaching team creates a vibrant and challenging learning environment to enhance and extend your knowledge of working in transformational roles such as Advanced Clinical Practice. This course prepares you for a career as an advanced clinical practitioner in: emergency departments; specialist paramedics (emergency and urgent care)trainee pharmacist; complex mental health needs in prison; chartered physiotherapist. Successful completion of this course will prepare you to seek an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) post or if already employed as a trainee ACP, to formalise this post with a nationally recognised academic qualification.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



Advanced Physical Assessment and Consultation Skills - Core
Researching for Practice - Core
Advancing Practice in the Wider Context - Core
Dissertation - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £8,000 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£670 for 15 credits or £1,335 for 30 credits).

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

Normally an honours degree recognised in the UK, 2.2 or above in a related health care subject is required. Typically 3 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience in an appropriate field of practice is essential. You must be currently employed in a suitable practice setting and have an available supervisor who is able to undertake supervised clinical assessments. A pre-agreement form is to be completed by the clinical manager, which confirms that the student will have an identified clinical supervisor. Applicants must provide written evidence in the form of a pre-course learning agreement that all parties, sponsoring managers, clinical mentors and students, are actively committed to supporting an advanced practice role.