Taught course

Advanced Practice

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Health Sciences

Visit the institution website for COVID‑19 updates

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an honours degree in a discipline relating to their proposed area of study. However, candidates with other relevant qualifications will be considered.​
Applicants must normally be able to demonstrate a minimum of 2 years recent and relevant experience in an appropriate setting.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Advanced Practice is a generic programme with seven specific pathways and can lead to the award of the specifically named degree:

  • MSc Advanced Practice (Audiology)
  • MSc Advanced Practice (Dietetics)
  • MSc Advanced Practice (Housing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice (Musculoskeletal Studies)
  • MSc Advanced Practice (Public Health Emergencies)
  • MSc Advanced Practice (Speech and Language Therapy)
  • MSc Advanced Practice (Sport and Exercise Nutrition​)
  • MSc Advanced Practice (Generic Pathway)

It is intended that the programme provides for flexible, variable progression that is responsive to student and employer continuous professional learning needs and the constantly changing practice environment.

Any modules at Level 7 (Masters level) studied elsewhere, that meet the learning needs of the student, can be incorporated into the module mix via the Recognising Prior Learning (RPL) procedure. In addition, it is recognised that many professions engage with CPD activities which are not credit rated. The Reflection on Prior Learning module is a 20 credit level 7 generic option module where students can use relevant CPD activities to critically reflect on those experiences and produce a reflective statement and portfolio.

The programme has been designed to meet the four pillars of Advanced Practice.

The modules will be delivered in a blended learning pattern (blocks of teaching with on-line resources) as far as possible.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Fei Zhao (Programme Director)
092 2041 7290