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Advanced Clinical Practice MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Services Administration Nursing Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

The programme is aimed at practitioners holding registration with a professional body, who wish to become advanced clinical practitioners and who have been identified as having the capability and potential to work at this level. It is intended that the programme will provide opportunities for career progression through promotion and/or service recognition schemes to that of employment in the role of advanced clinical practitioner.

Our assessment strategy provides a range of methods that include presentations, essays, examinations, and group work which are designed to demonstrate the students' continuing professional development towards advanced clinical practitioner status in their field. On completion of this programme, you will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise to provide clinical leadership, be adaptable and flexible in your approach to your role, and able to provide support, education and mentorship/ supervision to less-experienced colleagues. You will also have opportunities for career progression through promotion and/or service recognition schemes.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



Leading and Managing Complexity Practice (20 Credits)
Assessment and Decision Making Skills for Advanced Clinical Practice (20 Credits)
Work Based Learning One: Developing Advanced Clinical Skills through Work Based Learning (20 Credits)
Non-Medical Prescribing (NMP)Practice (40 Credits)
Advanced Leadership and Management (40 Credits)
Advanced Clinical Practice through Work Based Learning (40 Credits)
The Dynamics of Dissemination: Publishing, Promoting and Performing your studies (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay £1,665 per 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

Applicants are expected to have successfully completed a Level 6 programme of study and have the required experience within a specified scope of practice: a first degree; normally 2:2 or above; or equivalent study; current registration with the NMC or HCPC or other relevant PSRB; evidence of substantial experience of working in the health and social care sector currently fulfilling a senior specialist role, typically with five years of experience in professional practice or longer; currently working within an appropriate role with relevant experience. Applicants interested in this programme must have the required experience and qualifications according to the nature of their scope and context of their practice, role and profession.

Department profile

Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences With over 100 years history of delivering education the Faculty is proud of its long-established reputation for providing high quality education and training. We aim to transform the lives of students from a wide range of backgrounds by providing an education that enables them to become creative and confident contributors to society and as a faculty we ensure that our students graduate with the...more