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Distance without attendance | University of Dundee | 42 months | SEP-21

Study mode

Distance without attendance


42 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Care Management / Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Developed in collaboration with expert clinical practitioners, this course is suitable for registered nurses, health and social care professionals working in or towards an advanced practice role. The course has been designed to comply with the Scottish Government requirements for advanced practitioners.

You will be supported to develop the skills to practice autonomously. You'll be able to assess, diagnose, and manage undiagnosed, undifferentiated, and complex clinical presentations, in an evidence based, safe, effective and person-centred way. You will develop the knowledge and skills required for advanced practice by undertaking a range of modules based on the four areas of Advanced Practice:

  • Clinical Practice
  • Facilitation of Learning
  • Leadership and Evidence
  • Research and Development

You should be employed as an advanced practitioner or have a trainee advanced practitioner role in a relevant clinical environment with access to appropriate clinical support and supervision in order to gain the requisite knowledge and skills required for an advanced practitioner. We will ask you to demonstrate this support when you apply by providing a signed mentor and manager form.


On completion of this course you will have developed the knowledge and skills to enable you to develop as a leader in a changing healthcare landscape.

This course facilitates the development of lifelong learning skills (such as critical reflection, critical thinking, problem-solving and the use of evidence-based practice) to enhance your professional and academic skills.

This will maximise the opportunities for your career development and progression as an Advanced Practitioner.


This programme is targeted at professionals who work in health and social care who wish to extend their knowledge and understanding of research methodologies in relation to their own setting. This module aims to enable you to develop knowledge and understanding of research or work-based project methodology. It will support you to develop critical thinking, and enable you to utilise and apply a methodology within your own area of interest or practice.

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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Healthcare professionals from a range of disciplines will be eligible to undertake the programme. Some of the modules in the programme require students to be working in a clinical area where they can develop their skills and knowledge to complete the required competencies. You'll normally need to have a degree or equivalent and work in a health or social care related area. We operate a flexible Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) system by which students who do not have a degree may be eligible for entry. We recognise that students applying for this course may have acquired significant learning from previous educational and life/work experience. We can offer potential students the opportunity of having such learning assessed for credit. This credit would go towards your application for this course.