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MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Nursing Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course?

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 utilise a multi-professional approach to 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 (HEE) (2017) Multi-Professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England and applies to all non-medical healthcare professionals including nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals. The course supports the concepts outlined within the Multi-Professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England (Health Education England, 2017) and encourages the development of new ways of working within the multi-professional workforce to meet the changing needs of the population.

It is expected that on completion of this course you will be a recognised Advanced Clinical Practitioner (HEE, 2017) with an expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical capabilities for an expanded, autonomous scope of practice, the characteristics of which are shaped by the context in which the individual practices. This requires that health and care professionals working at the level of advanced clinical practice will exercise autonomy and decision-making in a context of complexity, uncertainty and varying levels of risk, holding accountability for decisions made.

You will normally have an honours degree and have been working in clinical practice for a minimum of 3 years within your current area and have evidence of studying at level 6 prior to commencing the course.


This module provides students the opportunity for to develop their clinical reasoning and clinical problem solving skills to formulate accurate and coherent differential diagnoses in relation to a variety of common presenting medical problems. Students will be able to develop and enhance their knowledge and clinical acumen in relation to holistic patient assessments and related diagnostic decision making.
Advanced Clinical Practice

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

Standard full-time fee is £13,650 and it is a guide for part time students. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Entry requirement includes first degree at 2:2 and minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience in clinical practice. We have a separate policy for applicants who do not hold a first degree at 2:2 but have substantial and relevant clinical or prior study experience. Please discuss with the Course leader in the first instance.

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