Taught course

Advanced Practice

Cardiff University · School of Healthcare Science

Entry requirements

In order to register with the University and undertake this programme, applicants must: Possess an initial or higher degree of an approved institution Possess a non-graduate qualification equivalent to graduation Hold a first degree* Have secured funding Have employer support (where appropriate) Satisfy the English Language requirements for entry to the university by attainment of a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS no more than 3 years before the proposed date of entry – IF English or Welsh is not their first language. Please note: A prospective candidate who already holds the Doctor of Philosophy shall show that the Master’s Degree scheme to be pursued is in a different field of study from that for which the degree of PhD was awarded Students will normally be health, social care or other professionals with relevant qualifications and registrations Individual modules within the programme may have additional entry criteria due to the aims and learning outcomes of the module and/or due to NMC regulations

Months of entry


Course content

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

  • The opportunity to explore and analyse the changing needs of professional and clinical practice and develop the skills to deliver specialist areas of care
  • The opportunity to undertake an innovative programme that offers a range of shared learning opportunities
  • The opportunity to undertake a programme in which there is an emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment, enabling students to access the latest evidence base on professional practice
  • The opportunity to undertake an innovative and creative programme delivered by experienced educational and clinical staff who have developed a considerable local, national and international reputation
  • The opportunity to learn in a School which is an accredited Joanna Briggs Centre

Further information - including course structure and entry requirements - can be found on on our website: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p004.html

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Sue Williams
+44 (0)29 2068 7538