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Advanced Practice - Clinical Practice Pathway MSc

Advanced Practice - Clinical Practice Pathway MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Nursing Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine General Medical Practice

Course type


Course Summary

This course puts a strong emphasis on the integration between theory and practice, with practice as the main focus and measure of the role and quality of the Advanced Practitioner. The MSc in Advanced Practice aims to facilitate the development of a range of multi-professional Advanced Practitioners. We aim to achieve this through the following: Enabling the use of higher-level critical, analytical and reflective skills within academic and practice environments; Helping you to understand the holistic nature of advanced practice and to gain comprehensive higher-level knowledge, expertise and the individual qualities necessary to work as an autonomous, competent practitioner within unpredictable professional environments and Enabling you to fulfil the dynamic nature of healthcare, and to influence the strategic planning and delivery of Government agendas. We use a variety of assessment tools. These include an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), a literature review, examinations, presentations and assignments. The course also promotes the extension of professional roles and therefore the development of a critically reflective and responsive practitioner.

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance. Students and graduates of the University of Chester can use our services free of charge for up to two years after graduating.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


6 years

Start date



This module content will include: Audit, quality assurance, clinical governance, compliance and concordance, evidenced practice, practice development and research; Approaches to leadership relating to own practice in the wider health and social care environment; Influences on current health and social care policy and organisational culture; Supporting and empowering individuals; Models and theories to underpin communication strategies within an anti-discriminatory framework; Context of advanced practice to include scope, role development, national and local policies and protocols. Professional judgement and decision-making; the enhancement of ethical reasoning; Legal and professional frameworks; Analysis of power and autonomy and Relevant theoretical frameworks; Competency frameworks and continuing professional development issues.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have: - Registration on the appropriate part of a professional register for the chosen pathway - A minimum of two years’ post-registration experience* - Normally successful completion of a degree (minimum of 2:1 honours) in nursing or a health-related field, or equivalent - Support from sponsoring organisation/employer - Evidence of practice in a closely related area of specialism *Candidates who do not possess the full two years of experience in the specialist area may exceptionally be admitted to the course using the following criteria, both of which must be met: - Support from sponsoring organisation/employer - Evidence of practice in a closely related area of specialism

University information

From a teaching college, to becoming the University of Chester, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in Birkenhead. Through the work of...more