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Advanced Clinical Practice MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Advanced Clinical Practice MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Nursing Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

This course is aimed at health and social care practitioners who wish to develop the competencies of advanced practice and to facilitate change in patient and service outcomes. It uses a work-based learning approach to develop the higher level skills that will lead to advanced practitioner status and enhance your career prospects. This course has also been collaboratively developed to provide the Advanced Critical Care Practitioner training in line with the Faculty of Intensive care (FICM) curriculum.

Assessment strategies have been developed to reflect the ethos and learning aims and objectives of individual modules and may include: Self assessment; Peer assessment; Practice-based assessments; Critical reflective commentaries; Portfolio of evidence; Viva Voce; OSCA; Poster presentations; Service delivery and organisational assessment and redesign; Assessed essays; Client management plans; Written reports; Unseen examinations. On completion of this course, you will be eligible for a non-medical advanced practitioner role in your own specialist field such as midwifery, accident and emergency, radiography, mental health and intensive care outreach. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Graduates of this course have undertaken a wide variety of advanced practice roles within their own field of practice. Many have made a significant contribution to improving services for their patient group and have demonstrated evidence of the impact of their role. Whilst many advanced practitioners remain in post, some have chosen to become non-medical consultants. Students will also achieve PgCert (one year part-time) and PgDip (one year six months part-time) awards in this course.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



This module introduces the concepts and context of advanced practice and enhances students' current knowledge and skills to enable the development of core and bespoke advanced practice competencies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay £2810 per 30 credit module.

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 will normally be a graduate in health and/or social care and be working in an area that will support and facilitate the development of advanced practice and have a written agreement with their employer for minimum learning and financial support.

University information

The University of Salford’s campus is based across three sites, with Peel Park within walking distance of Manchester. More than 3,000 postgraduate students study taught and research degrees each year, contributing to some of Salford’s nationally and internationally-recognised research projects. There are four academic schools at the University of Salford: School of Arts and Media School of Health and Society Salford Business...more