Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree:

-BA/BSc (Hons) in relevant field at 2:2 or above, or evidence of potential to study at Masters Level
GCSEs and equivalents:
-Applicants must have a minimum level of literacy and numeracy (Grade C/Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths or its equivalent).
Additional requirements:
-Relevant work experience: Evidence of current and active registration with an appropriate professional body related to Health (eg.NMC/HCPC/GPhC/SWE). Applicants will normally have a minimum of 3 years post-registration experience and would be employed within a patient facing or clinical environment. Evidence of meeting the entry requirements must be provided through the submission of a one-page CV using the proforma provided.
Extra Requirements:
-Students must have confirmation of support from appropriate workplace and/or employer to enable access to relevant workplace opportunities to achieve Multiprofessional Framework Capabilities for Advanced Clinical Practice (HEE, 2017) including appropriate supervision. All applicants must have a named workplace supervisor who is in a position to meet the Advanced Practice Workplace Supervision-Minimum Standards for Supervision (HEE, 2021).
-Students who wish to undertake module 7100NPAPP during the programme must also be registered with either NMC as a Nurse (level 1)/Midwife/SCPHN, with a minimum of 1 years post registration experience in the clinical field in which they are intending to prescribe, OR with HCPC with three years relevant post-qualification experience in the clinical area in which they are intending to prescribe, and working at an advanced practitioner or equivalent level. Confirmation of satisfactory references and DBS checks are also required as well as completion of the NWNMPEG application form.
-RPL: RPL may be considered for part of the programme in accordance with the LJMU RPEL policy and the academic regulations for postgraduate programmes

Months of entry


Course content

Why study Advanced Clinical Practice at Liverpool John Moores University?

  • Newly validated for 2024 with updated module design to ensure clinical relevancy
  • Mix of Core (compulsory) and Option modules reflecting current workforce development needs
  • Taught by Advanced Clinical Practitioners and subject experts
  • Supports the development of autonomous, evidence-based and holistically patient-focused practitioners
  • Underpinned by the four pillars of advanced practice: clinical practice, research, education, and leadership and management
  • Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2023 reports 100% of students find the course intellectually stimulating.

LJMU's MSc Advanced Clinical Practice masters degree allows you to individualise your advanced clinical practice learning journey. Through a choice of contemporary option modules reflecting a range of clinical specialties and areas of interest, you can tailor your study to best meet your career aspirations.

This Level 7 postgraduate degree is usually delivered across two years and is studied part-time. The exit award is Masters of Science (MSc) Advanced Clinical Practice, with a total credit value of 180 credits.

Year 1 of the programme consists of five core modules totalling 90 credits. All students will study the Core (compulsory) module 'An introduction to the principles of Advanced Clinical Practice'. The subsequent four modules focus on each of the four pillars of advanced practice and are evenly weighted. This ensures that you gain a solid foundation of knowledge, skills and attributes in line with the Multi-professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice capabilities (HEE, 2017).

In Year 2, you will undertake modules totalling 90 credits. These are from a combination of 50 credits of Core modules, and two Option modules (20 credits each).

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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