Taught course

Advanced Practice (Clinical)

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care

Entry requirements

  • A first degree, with honours, at a minimum final classification of Lower Second (2:2) or equivalent.
  • If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 ( Academic level), or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
  • Applicants must have undertaken a period of three year post-qualifying consolidation and be registered with their regulatory body (HCPC, GPhC, NMC). You must be currently employed in an appropriate role within the field of advanced practice you wish to study for a period of at least six months prior to commencing the course. You must have a designated facilitator and recommendation to undertake the course by your Education Liaison Manager. Non-graduates with extensive relevant practical and continuing professional development experience will be considered for entry onto the pathway.

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 answers@aru.ac.uk for further information.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Extend your knowledge and develop the skills and expertise you need to provide a high level of clinical autonomy in advanced clinical practice.

As a healthcare professional, studying our MSc Advanced Practice (Clinical) will enable you to expand your scope of practice.

Our postgraduate course will take you through the four pillars of advanced practice. You’ll explore clinical practice, education, research and leadership and learn how to apply these to a higher level of contemporary and autonomous clinical practice in your field, such as nursing, allied health and pharmacy.

Alongside this, you’ll transform your existing academic qualifications into a Masters degree accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (for nurses only).

Clinical practice at an advanced level is a demanding and challenging role.

Study part-time in Cambridge or Chelmsford and learn alongside other ARU students with a particular interest in your chosen area of advanced practice. It’s a great opportunity to learn from each other, both in the classroom and online.

Together, you’ll explore and apply the current policies, laws and procedures that apply to caring for patients at this advanced level.

We’ll encourage you to delve into all areas of your chosen field to extend your knowledge as much as possible. You’ll strengthen your leadership and clinical decision-making skills, as well as your ability to research, making effective use of evidence to support clinical practice.

Please note ARU’s MSc Advanced Practice (Clinical) is open to applicants currently working in an appropriate role in within the field of advanced practice in the UK and must be recommended to take the course by your manager. You’ll need a designated clinical facilitator for the duration of your course, for example a doctor or a qualified advanced practitioner.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,200 - £1,533 (Per 30 Credits level 7 module)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Up to 5 years part-time

Course contact details

ARU Applicant Enquiries Team