Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice

Oxford Brookes University · Department of Applied Health and Professional Development

Entry requirements

You must:

  • have a first degree, or prior learning at the equivalent appropriate level
  • have a minimum of three years' post-registration experience in clinical practice
  • be employed in a suitable clinical role, in the UK, with consistent patient contact that facilitates development of knowledge and clinical skills to meet the programme learning outcomes (for example trainee ACP/ANP or equivalent. Equivalent roles will have been mapped to the HEE multi-professional framework (HEE 2017) and lead to an ACP/ANP role as a result of completing the MSc programme
  • have evidence of current professional registration with an appropriate professional body, such as, the Health Care and Professions Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council or General Pharmaceutical Council
  • have access to an appropriate clinical supervisor within your area of practice
  • have explicit written support from your line manager and ACP lead.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Advanced Clinical Practice comprises core modules of study that facilitates and enables experienced clinicians working at the leading edge of their specialty, to grow their expertise across the key four pillars of advanced practice:

  • clinical practice
  • leadership and management
  • education
  • research.

Each module has an appropriate division between structured and / or blended learning activities, and private study. Opportunities for sharing existing knowledge and experience, and developing new knowledge / understanding and skills, are maximised. In order to optimise students’ contribution, from the range of knowledge, skills, and experience within the group, a variety of teaching and learning strategies will be employed.

You will learn through the following activities:

  • seminars
  • skills
  • group discussions
  • problem based learning
  • online learning

You will use self-reflection, the integration of theory and practice and interprofessional collaboration as part of your studies. You will:

  • experience a lively, challenging and supportive learning atmosphere
  • share your learning with peers and colleagues
  • consider how you can contribute to the development of others.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1865 484848