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Advanced Practice (Health) MSc (PGDip)

Advanced Practice (Health) MSc (PGDip)

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

This course enables healthcare professionals to develop their career at masters level, and prepares students from a number of different disciplines to practice at an advanced level, providing key clinical expertise and leadership. Open to all healthcare professionals, for example, nurses, paramedics and paramedic practitioners, midwives, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists and health visitors will all benefit from the curriculum. You will gain understanding, knowledge and skills to support advanced-level practice and new roles in a variety of settings. Graduate with the confidence and resilience to work in autonomous roles; inspired and equipped to become a leader of change and practice innovation. The course prepares students from a number of different disciplines to practice at an advanced level while developing their role as an advanced clinical practitioner.

The course is based on the emerging consensus that in the absence of government or professional body legislation or guidance, advanced practice consists of four underpinning pillars: Clinical Practice, Leadership and Management, Education and Research (NHS multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice). Masters-level education is an important component of advanced practice. It allows you greater autonomy and to accelerate personal and professional development or promotion in your practice. Our graduates are working in many different strands of advanced practice, for example, Assistant Director of Nursing, Senior Lecturer, Emergency Practitioners.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


6 years

Start date



Leading Advanced Practice (20 Credits) - Core
Professional Competency (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


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 be registered with the appropriate professional body in the UK and should have a minimum of three years post-registration experience. Need to be working for a minimum of 15 hours a week, in a role which is suitable for the development of an advanced level of practice and normally be expected to hold a first degree. Applicants without a first degree would normally be expected to demonstrate an ability to study at level 7 by completing a level 7 module, for example a study skills module, before enrolling for the full course. Students require the support of a workplace mentor who is educated to at least masters level. Applicants who meet the admissions criteria will also normally be required to attend an interview and provide one academic reference and one employer reference as to their suitability for the course.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university offer over 200 postgraduate courses, many accredited by professional bodies, and most providing flexible study options so that students can balance their studies with other commitments. The University was awarded silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. The...more

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