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Advanced Practice (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)

18 months (full-time) / 4 years (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)

graduation day for Advanced Practice
Graduates of the Advanced Practice programme

The Advanced Practice programme offers both 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.

Students are able to study the Generic pathway, or one of the following specialist pathways:

The information provided below relates to the Generic pathway through the Advanced Practice MSc.

Course Aims

The Generic pathway through the Advanced Practice MSc programme is designed to offer a flexible, innovative and individualised educational opportunity to meet the requirements of health, social care and other 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.

Special Features

Course Description

The programme is divided into modules that are credit rated. Each taught module offers 30 credits, and students may exit after 120 credits with the award of PgDip. Students can choose an optional dissertation module to move to Masters 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.

Students may exit the programme with the award of PgCert, after successfully completing 60 credits of the taught programme.

Course Structure

Compulsory module (Generic pathway)

Optional modules (students choose three)

Most of our modules are available on a stand alone basis. Some modules from both Allied Healthcare Practioners (AHP) and Nursing and Midwifery are shared across professions. Please contact the relevant module leader for more details.

Dissertation modules

Choose one module from the following list:

For further information on the module choices for this MSc programme, please see the School website.

Programme Commencement

Entry Requirements

In order to register with the University and undertake this programme, applicants must:

* 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

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

Application Deadlines: We welcome and encourage early applications. We normally prefer applications at least two months before the start of term.

The optimal date for application for 2014/2015 for MSc in Advanced Practice is Friday 18 July 2014.

Tuition Fees:

  • UK & EU Full Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below).
    Per 30 credit module: £975.
  • International Full Time Fees: (Payable annually and those stated are for 2015/16 unless otherwise stated below).

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Dr Nicola Evans  

Telephone: 44 (0)29 2068 7538 

Fax: +44 (0)29 2091 7715 


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School Contact

Name: Ms Sue Williams  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2068 7538 



School Website:

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