Advanced Practice (MA/PgDip)
MSc 1 year (Full-time) / MSc 2 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
This programme is designed to offer a flexible, innovative and individualised educational opportunity to meet the requirements of health, social care and relevant professionals within a developing evolving health care climate. The programme will enable practising professionals from across the primary and secondary and tertiary care spectrum to demonstrate an increased level of competence through the development of advanced professional and clinical decision making and leadership skills which will enable the delivery of evidence based care that meets the health and social care needs of individuals, families and society.
- The opportunity to explore and analyse the changing needs of professional and clinical practice and develop the skills to deliver specialist areas of care
- The opportunity to undertake an innovative programme that offers a range of shared learning opportunities
- The opportunity to undertake a programme in which there is an emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment, enabling students to access the latest evidence base on professional practice
- The opportunity to undertake an innovative and creative programme delivered by experienced educational and clinical staff who have developed a considerable local, national and international reputation
- The opportunity to learn in a School which is an accredited Joanna Briggs Centre
The programme offers generic and specialist pathways providing students with the opportunity to explore their specialist areas of practice and obtain a relevant named degree within the MSc in Advanced Practice programme.
The specialist pathways through this programme are:
- Education for Health Professionals
- Safeguarding Children
- Community Health Studies
- Non-Medical Presribing
The programme is divided into modules that are credit rated. Each taught module offers 30 credits, with an optional dissertation for those who wish to move to Master's level. Students must complete four modules in the taught component of the programme; one of these is a compulsory research module and the remaining three modules are of the students' choice dependant on the pathway chosen.
Optional modules (students choose three)
- Advancing Assessment and Decision Making (NRT153)
- Analysing and Interpreting Advanced Practice (NRT174)
- Cardio-Respiratory Physiology and Pathophysiology (HCT045)
- Collaborative Working in Eating Disorders (NRT140)
- Complexities of Care Management (NRT149)
- Contemporary Issues in Adolescent Health and Wellbeing (NRT136)
- Evidencing Learning in Professional Practice (NRT148)
- Global Public Health (NRT058)
- Health Policy and Economics (NRT177)
- The Neuroscience of Human Movement and Dysfunction (HCT240)
- Non-Medical Prescribing 1 (NRT082)
- Non-Medical Prescribing 2 (NRT083)
- Patient Safety and Clinical Risk (NRT073)
- PGCE - Facilitating Learning and Teaching (NRT138)
- PGCE - Assessment and Evaluation (NRT139)
- Partnership Working in Safeguarding Children and Young People (NRT105)
- Practice Teacher (NRT175)
- Therapeutic Practice in Safeguarding Children and Young People (NRT112)
- Transforming Care, Systems and Services through Leadership (NRT150)
Choose one module from the following menu:
- Dissertation Module: Empirical Research (NRT078)
- Dissertation Module: Work-Based Project (NRT079)
- Dissertation Module: Systematic Review of the Literature (NRT080)
For further information on the module choices for this MSc programme, please see the School website.
- Spring term - week commencing 7 January 2013
- Summer term - week commencing 15 April 2013
- Autumn term - week commencing September 2013
We welcome and encourage early applications. Our preferred date for receipt of completed application forms is at least three months prior to commencement of the programme.
- Autumn Term 2013: optimum date for application - Friday 19th July 2013
- Spring Term 2014: optimum date for application - Friday 8th November 2013
- Summer Term 2014: optimum date for application - Friday 28th February 2014
The optimal date for application for 2013/2014 for MSc in Advanced Practice is Friday 19 July 2013.
Registration with the University to undertake the programme is dependent on applicants meeting the following criteria:
- Possess an initial or higher degree of an approved institution
- Possess a non-graduate qualification equivalent to graduation
- These programmes are normally open to registered practitioners who possess an initial or higher degree of an approved institution. Where applicants do not hold a first degree, applications will be considered on an individual basis. For such applicants, evidence of relevant experience and continued professional development will be requested
- Secured funding
- Employer’s support (where appropriate)
- A prospective candidate who already holds the Doctor of Philosophy shall show that the Master’s Degree scheme to be pursued is in a different field of study from that for which the degree of PhD was awarded
- Students will normally be health, social care or other professionals with relevant qualifications and registrations
- Applicants whose first language is not English or Welsh must satisfy the English Language requirements for entry to the university by attainment of a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS no more than 3 years before the proposed date of entry.
- Individual modules within the programme may have additional entry criteria due to the aims and learning outcomes of the module and/or due to NMC regulations
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
per 30-credit module. Fee per 60-credit module: £1,818.
International Full Time for 2013/14
Next intake: September 2013
Name: Mrs Sandra Arthur
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2091 7752
Fax: +44 (0)29 2091 7744
Name: Ms Anna Jones
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2091 7769
Fax: +44 (0)29 2091 7744