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Advanced Clinical Practice MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Sciences Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Health Studies Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice has been designed to meet the needs of the health professional whose desire is to develop their clinical career to a higher level as an advanced practitioner. The course philosophy is to acknowledge your prior experience and knowledge as a health professional and subsequently enable you to fulfil your potential as a postgraduate through the development of new understanding, critical insight and advanced level academic and clinical skills. This course is open to practitioners registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), or General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

This programme will develop the health professional’s knowledge and skills to work at an advanced level of clinical practice. The programme has been designed around the current Health Education England West Midlands (HEEWM) competency framework (2015). The Advanced Clinical Practice Framework for the West Midlands is multidisciplinary and applies to all non-medical healthcare professionals including nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals.

The course has been developed in response to identified and anticipated demands for increasing the number of health professionals with advanced clinical skills and critical understanding. For the award of Postgraduate Diploma you will study six 20 credit modules. This can be followed by one 60 credit Independent Project module to achieve the award MSc Advanced Clinical Practice. MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice approved and supported through Health Education England working across the West Midlands and the West Midlands Universities Advanced Practice Group. Students will also achieve PgCert, PgDip and University Statement of Credit University Statement of Credit awards in this course.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



Health Assessment for Advanced Clinical Practice (20 Credits) - Core
Clinical reasoning for Advanced Clinical Practice (20 Credits) - Core
Leadership and Governance for Advanced Clinical Practice (20 Credits) - Core
Advanced Inquiry for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (20 Credits) - Core
Advanced pharmacology for non-medical prescribers (20 Credits)
Advanced perspectives for non-medical prescribing practice (20 Credits)
Evidence Based Practice Project (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

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 should: hold current first level Professional Registration with a relevant regulatory body. Entry requirement includes first degree and minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience in clinical practice; recognised post within a healthcare organisation and the post listed within workforce plan and business need; confirmed defined / protected Advanced Clinical Practice role for the trainee to be moved into on successful completion of the programme; appropriately named clinical supervisor to support the trainee during the programme of training; commitment to providing protected learning time for the trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner during the MSc and this is equivalent to: One day a week in University (or equivalent) reading, writing and other academic activities. One day a week protected time for supported clinical practice (or equivalent).

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more