Taught course

Advanced Practice Nursing

City, University of London · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

A second class honours degree or equivalent, in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education. Exceptional applicants without a first degree will be considered, but will usually be required to undertake the Biological Foundations in Clinical Practice and Related Pharmacology module. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview A current professional registration with a relevant professional / statutory body or equivalent At least one years' relevant clinical experience as a registered nurse References may be requested. Applicants will be able to bring to the programme recent studies (up to 45 credits) taken elsewhere, and thereby be exempted from one or more modules.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Nursing) is a flexible, professionally orientated course for nurses working across health and social care.
Changes in healthcare needs and provision have led to the use of new technologies and more innovative and creative working practices. This course will help prepare a specialist research-focused workforce that will help revolutionise health and social care provision.
The course gives new, efficient and ethical ways of working that will offer better quality of life and quality of care by placing service users and carers at the centre of decision-making and service redesign. It will enable students to respond better to the increasing pressures within the current healthcare system.
The course offers teaching in the latest theoretical and clinical developments relating to nursing and health and social care provision. It also develops research skills and critical thinking and provides the opportunity to conduct a research project under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent research in the future.
Students will have the opportunity to discuss key debates in health and social care provision in multi-professional and interdisciplinary contexts. The course also provides a solid foundation of research skills and applied data analysis to support and extend your role as an evidence-based practitioner.
The range of modules that are available mean that students can pursue their individual professional and personal goals.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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