This programme is aimed at allied healthcare professionals, nurses and midwives. It offers you the opportunity to advance your practice through selection of modules designed to enhance your ability to take on roles in advanced practice. Invaluable to your career progression this programme will enable you to lead and transform service delivery through research-informed clinical practice.
Applicants for the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice will have completed a course leading to professional healthcare registration, have at least 36 months clinical experience, should normally hold an honours degree in their clinical field of practice. Applicants will need to demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at masters level.
All routes require current registration with relevant professional/regulatory organisations and a clinical mentor or designated medical supervisor in a current employment context.
Please note: the ability to offer the independent prescribing route is subject to final approval by professional bodies. For this route, you will need to provide evidence of current professional registration and current DBS clearance.
Please note: this programme does not offer a route to NMC registration/employment in the UK.
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
by holding an English language qualification to the right level
by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students
English to IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component).
This programme is aimed at multi-professionals from a variety of clinical settings who want to develop their research and leadership skills and clinical expertise at Masters level. This programme will be of interest to those wishing to work at advanced levels of practice or those who are currently working as specialist practitioners in bespoke clinical areas.
All MSc students will take four core modules. There are two routes through the MSc.
Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Decision Making (40 credits) - NB: Students will need to undertake 78 hours of supervised clinical practice
Project Management and Research Governance (20 credits)
Leadership in Advanced Clinical Practice (20 credits)
Dissertation module (60 credits)
Route 1: Independent prescribing route - incorporates the Practice Certificate in Independant Prescribing
Students must complete and pass both to record their prescribing qualifications with their regulatory body.
Prescribing: scientific principles and safe practice (20 credits)
Prescribing: safe effective practice (20 credits)
Please note: Students will need to undertake 78 hours of supervised clinical practice. The ability to offer the independent prescribing route is subject to final approval by professional bodies
Route 2: Research and Leadership Route
Choose one module from this list
Qualitative Research Methods (20 credits)
Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis (20 credits)
Mixed Methods Research Designs (20 credits)
Epidemiology Statistics and Research Methods (20 credits)
Choose 20 credits from the wide range of modules offered in the College (examples below):
Supportive and End of Life Care (20 credits)
Caring for Cancer Patients (20 credits)
Current Issues in Health (20 credits)
Introduction to Leadership and Management for Health
Health Promotion 20
Health Care Evaluation and Commissioning
Anticoagulation Management in Primary Care
Advancing Care for Older People with Complex Needs
All students taking the MSc must complete the Dissertation module and carry out an independant research project.
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