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Advanced Clinical Practice MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Sciences Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Health Studies Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

This course is approved and supported through Health Education England working across the West Midlands and the West Midlands Universities Advanced Practice Group. This award enables the development of higher levels of knowledge and skills in Advanced Clinical Practice at the depth and breadth appropriate to Master’s level work. By using a blended learning approach, the award creates a practice-focused, student-centred, flexible programme that develops student capabilities to: Challenge Advanced Clinical Practice; Engage in independent evidence-based decision making; Determine creative and innovative solutions to practice issues; Develop analytical and intellectual skills at Masters level.

This part time three year programme comprises of both practice and academic based learning. The clinical focus of the award is a direct result of the continuing need to develop the role of Advanced Clinical Practitioner. The expanding clinical role is assisted by linking the student with a clinical preceptor who is an expert in the student's clinical speciality. The student will also receive support for personal and professional development from a senior clinical lead of the same profession who acts as a mentor for the duration of the award. This award will equip you with the skills and knowledge to look for a position as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner in NHS or Independent Heath Provision. However, the course does not provide automatic qualification for employment in these roles as some practitioner roles may require specialist experience and knowledge outside the remit of the course content. However, it should provide a stepping-stone to these positions as they occur. The MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice can be awarded following successful completion of PgC and PgD in Advanced Clinical Practice and successful completion of 60 level 7 credits.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


40 months

Start date



Advanced Clinical Health Assessment (45 Credits)
Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making (15 Credits)
Research Methods and Methodologies (15 Credits)
Project Based Change (60 Credits)
Leadership role in Quality, Innovation and Change (15 Credits)
Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (30 Credits)
Dissertation (60 Credits)

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

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should normally hold an honours degree of a UK University, or any other qualification deemed to be equivalent to a UK honours degree or students should normally hold an honours degree (minimum 2:2) from a UK University, or any other qualification deemed to be equivalent to a UK honours degree at this level. Students with significant appropriate experience will also be considered.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University has decades of experience providing first-rate postgraduate education across a broad range of disciplines. The award-winning institution offers courses designed in collaboration with learning industry experts in a bid to provide solutions to the challenges of tomorrow. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare...more