Taught course

Advanced Practice

Edge Hill University · Faculty of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

The normal minimum requirement is a lower second-class honours degree in a health or social care related subject. Applicants without an honours degree must demonstrate the following knowledge and skills at a level equivalent to that of degree study, prior to commencing the programme: a comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and an in-depth awareness of current issues relating to either a health or social care setting; critical analysis skills and an ability to evaluate evidence drawn from the area of work or from previous academic study; ability to learn in a flexible manner, utilising autonomy and self direction. Students without formal qualifications such as an honours degree can register for a standalone module prior to joining the programme to demonstrate an ability to study at postgraduate level. You must have a minimum of three years post registration experience, and a reference from your clinical line manager. It is anticipated you will have extensive subject knowledge / work experience in your chosen field as all of the assessments expect you to be able to relate theory to your practice.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

This programme is designed to enable health and social care professionals to extend their knowledge to an advanced level within their specialist field of practice. It is suitable both for individuals who wish to become advanced practitioners, or for those individuals who wish to promote the advance of practice within their field of work. The course consists of a wide range of highly flexible taught and work-based learning modules that will enable busy practitioners to access patient-care enhancing education. You can choose to study the generic pathway or specialise in Mental Health or Primary Care. On successful completion of the programme, your final award will reflect your choice of pathway.
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • MSc Advanced Practice (Mental Health)
  • MSc Advanced Practice (Primary Care)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for part-time study on this MSc are: £34 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20, i.e. £680 per 20 credit module; £34 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2020/21, i.e. £680 per 20 credit module (pending confirmation of arrangements for EU students). 180 credits are required to complete a Masters degree.The University may administer a small inflationary rise in part-time postgraduate tuition fees in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


Assessment methods vary according to the demands of the module but can be through assignments, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations, portfolios, seminar presentations and work-based learning projects.

Course contact details

+44(0)1695 575171