Taught course

Advanced Practice (Community Health Studies)

Cardiff University · School of Healthcare Science

Entry requirements

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

  • Possess an initial or higher degree of an approved institution
  • Possess a non-graduate qualification equivalent to graduation
  • These programmes are normally open to registered practitioners who possess an initial or higher degree of an approved institution Where applicants do not hold a first degree, applications will be considered on an individual basis. For such applicants, evidence of relevant experience and continued professional development will be requested
  • Secured funding
  • Employer’s support (where appropriate).

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Advanced Practice (Community Health Studies) course 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.

This is a full-time (18 month) 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 the Welsh Government’s Workforce, Education and Development Services (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 course has been designed to meet the needs of practitioners working in these settings by providing a range of modules to enable you to explore and develop your own practice.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English or Welsh must 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 three years before the proposed date of entry.

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)29 2068 7538