Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice

London South Bank University · Health and Social Care
PGDipMSc top-up

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Entry requirements

Normally applicants will have a Health-related honours degree (or international equivalent), with a classification of 2.2 or above, however applications from clinically experienced, senior level health professionals with evidence of a minimum of 90 undergraduate degree level credits (at least 15 credits of which has been completed within the past 2 years) will also be considered.

For students whose first language is not English, one of the following is also required:

  • A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA
  • Possession of an IELTS score of at least 7.0 across all four domains or its equivalent for students whose first language is not English.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our course provides thorough preparation not only for Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP), but also for Advanced Clinical Practitioners and health professionals who wish to work at a higher level of practice.

It has been developed for both experienced qualified registered nurses and other health professionals working in primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings.


The structure for the course comprises of a prescribed sequence of six compulsory modules, the order depending on the start date (September or January) and the rate of progression.

Each 20 credit module accounts for 200 hours of total student effort. This typically comprises of 36 – 42 classroom contact hours, 14 blended learning activity hours, practice based learning hours (equivalent to a minimum of 3 hours per week) and the remainder for self-directed study.

The Complexity modules share a common learning framework and approach to assessment but the focus, content and assessment requirements are adapted for the context.

MSc (top-up)

Students can undertake the Dissertation module (60 credits) to gain the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice award.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    18-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc top-up
    18-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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