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MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nursing Health Studies Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is designed around the needs of experienced nurse, midwife or allied healthcare practitioners looking to further develop practice and/or prepare for clinical practice roles at a senior level. It will enable you to strengthen your existing knowledge, skills and competencies while also preparing you for roles that require greater autonomy, responsibility and more complex clinical decision-making. This pathway is suitable for you if you are one of the growing number of UK registered practitioners working in (or towards) a role such as Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or Consultant Nurse - or any similar role that at the interface between nursing and medicine.


The pass mark for the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) pathways is 50%. Taught modules typically require attendance at 5 to 6 taught days, although some modules may require attendance of between 7 and 10 days. The two modules 'Research Methods for Evidence Based Practice' and the dissertation are taught via blended learning with 4 days attendance at action learning groups supported by on-line learning; Research Methods for Evidence Based Practice can alternatively be studied e total study time required to undertake the programme on a part time basis is therefore around 45 days over 2-5 years.

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

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

UK 2:2 Hons degree or above or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education; A current professional registration with a the Nursing and Midwifery Council; A current job contract in a clinical or clinically related area. (You will also need the support of a clinical mentor who is able to assess your practice competency and support your learning); At least two years relevant post registration clinical experience (three before commencing V300 non-medical prescribing); At least one satisfactory reference (given the practice related requirements this should be from your current employer and include confirmation of the required practice experience and mentor support; on some occasions a second reference will be required).

University information

The University of Southampton has a long history of tradition, prestige and success, having just celebrated 100 years of its Highfield Campus. A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University is ranked in the Top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide, 2020 and is also a three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize. The University is spread across five campuses in Southampton,...more