Postgraduate (Up to 5 years part-time)
Please note: this course is open to UK and EU applicants only, as the availability of work placements in the UK health service is limited.
Take a journey through the four pillars of advanced practice. Through the exploration of clinical practice, education, research and leadership, you’ll learn how to apply these to a higher level of contemporary and autonomous clinical practice in your speciality.
This programme has been accredited by the RCN Centre for Professional Accreditation until 31 August 2020
Clinical practice at an advanced level is a demanding and challenging role. We'll help you develop the skills and expertise you need in order to provide advanced clinical care. Alongside this, you'll transform your existing academic qualifications into an MSc in Advanced Practice (Clinical) accredited by the RCN (for nurses only).
With the choice to study in Cambridge or Chelmsford, you'll learn amongst other students with a particular interest in your chosen area of advanced practice. It's a great opportunity to learn from each other. Together, you'll explore and apply the current policies, laws and procedures that apply to caring patients at this advanced level.
We'll encourage you to delve into all areas of this field to extend your knowledge as much as possible. You'll not only strengthen your leadership and clinical decision-making skills, but also your ability to research, making effective use of evidence to support clinical practice.
You'll work with professionals from other disciplines which, together with the level of knowledge you'll gain from our course, will empower you to develop others through teaching and education.
When it comes to work placements, you'll need to already be employed in a care environment suitable to your chosen route through our course. Your manager should agree to provide you with a designated clinical supervisor, who will support and nurture your clinical practice while also ensuring it can be fully assessed.
Course Contact: Lorna O'Reilly
From traditional case study essays to an oral examination, we use a variety of assessment strategies with our course to get the most of your learning. You'll also have the exciting opportunity to be assessed through a work-based portfolio, which will demonstrate your transition from first level registrant to that of advanced practitioner.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.
Guild House is our dedicated healthcare campus in the historic city of Peterborough.
If you require NHS funding, please speak to your manager before applying.
Fees for this course are charged per module. For 2017-18 this will be £1350 per 30-credit module. The modules taken will be reviewed on an individual basis, with a maximum of 180 credits needed to achieve this award.
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting a postgraduate degree with us can access a £600 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
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