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Advanced Clinical Practice PGCert/PGDip/MSc

Advanced Clinical Practice PGCert/PGDip/MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Services Administration

Course type


Course Summary

Advanced Clinical Practice (PGCert/MSc/PGDip) at the University of Warwick is designed to increase your employability across various healthcare settings. Warwick Medical School offers immersive teaching and expert guidance as you develop the skills needed to deliver safe and effective care.

Course Overview

Consistent with national guidance, this course will enable non-medical clinicians to undertake full systems examinations, develop the skills and knowledge to clinically and critically interpret results to diagnose patients and prescribe medications for minor ailments. Taught by senior practising clinicians, this course will give you the knowledge you need to further develop your confidence and skill set and prepare to work autonomously at a senior clinical decision-making level. Our flexible course structure allows you to study over a three-year period, starting with the PG Certificate, then progressing to the PG Diploma and finally completing the full MSc.

Teaching and Assessment

This is an interactive programme. You will learn through lectures and seminars, practical group work and guided reading. You will benefit from guided discussions and have the opportunity to practise the skills you have learnt during the sessions.

Assessment for each module can be seen by looking at the relevant module page but typically consists of written essays of 3,000-4,000 words, a portfolio and/or a case based examination. The Professional Project is assessed by 4,000 word project report, an oral presentation and poster presentation.

Skills from this degree

This structured professional development course will enable non-medical clinicians to:

undertake a full systems examination (child and adult)
develop the knowledge and skills to clinically and critically interpret results of tests and investigations.

Students can also exit with PGCert (part time - 1 year) and PGDip (part time - 2 years) awards.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



Clinical Examination and Diagnostic Skills for Healthcare Professionals - Core
Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Healthcare - Core
Independent and Supplementary Prescribing - Core
Professional Project - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£1,330 for per 20 CATS module; £2,680 for Professional project; £4,010 for Dissertation; £4,010 for Postgraduate Certificate; £8,020 for Postgraduate Diploma.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

£3,020 Fee Per module.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should: be in a clinical post at Band 6 or above in a trainee ACP post or similar; have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health Care Professionals Council or Royal Pharmaceutical Society; hold a BSc degree at 2nd class level, or evidence of Level 7 study.