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Advanced Practice (Community Health Studies) (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)

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

The optimal date for applications for 2016/2017 for Advanced Practice (Community Health Studies) is the end of July 2016. Your application will be considered after this date but it may be for a later intake.

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 Advanced Practice programme.

The information provided below relates to the specialist Community Health Studies pathway. This is one of the specialisms of the Advanced Practice MSc.

student nurse at work in a community settings

Course Aims

The MSc Advanced Practice (Community Health Studies) programme aims to offer a flexible and innovative educational opportunity to professionals working within community health and social care settings in order to develop and enhance practice.

Special Features

Course Description

This is a specialist pathway of the MSc in Advanced Practice, providing students with a flexible route to pursue their specialist area. Course fee funding is available from WEDS, for nurses currently working in the community in Wales, or those whose future roles will be in the community, for the core Fundamentals module and for additional modules in consultation with your manager and the pathway lead.

Advanced clinical practice is an evolving process in which new skills are continuously being developed and refined in response to the needs of clients and the development of services in community settings. This programme has been designed to meet the needs of practitioners working in these settings by providing a range of modules to enable students to explore and develop their own practice.

Available Modules

Compulsory Modules (Community Health Studies Pathway)

Optional Modules (students choose two)

If a student wishes to undertake a module outside this list, this may be possible in agreement with the pathway manager and their line manager.

Dissertation Modules

Choose one module from the following menu:

Programme Commencement

Induction Day: Monday 12th September 2016

Entry Requirements

Registration with the University to undertake the programme is dependent on applicants meeting the following criteria:

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.

How to Apply

Please submit your application via the Cardiff University Online Application Service.

The optimal date for applications for 2016/2017 for Advanced Practice (Community Health Studies) is the end of July 2016. Your application will be considered after this date but it may be for a later intake.

Tuition Fees 2016/17

Fees quoted are for the academic session 2016/17. For programmes lasting more than one year, tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to an increase of no more than 4.5% per year.

  UK & EU International
Full-time PgCert: £2,000
MSc: £6,000
PgCert: £6,083
MSc: £18,250

PgCert: £2,000
30 credit module: £1,000
60 credit module: £2,000
60 credit dissertation: £2,000

PgCert: £6,083
60 credit module: £6,083

Deposit n/a Includes a £1,000 deposit. More information about our deposit policy.

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Jayne Foley  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2091 7735 



School Website:

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Important legal information

The programme information currently being published in Course Finder is under review and may be subject to change. The final programme information is due to be published by July 2016 and will be the definitive programme outline which the University intends to offer. Applicants are advised to check the definitive programme information after the update, to ensure that the programme meets their needs.


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