Taught course

Advanced Critical Care Practice

Swansea University · College of Human and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should: be already working in a critical care environment; have a first degree in a health related discipline; have at least five years’ post-registration critical care experience; have the full support of a line manager and/ or consultant(s) who will act as mentor(s) during the course

Months of entry


Course content

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

The courses in Advanced Critical Care Practice aim to:
• further develop experienced critical care nurses to become advanced practitioners in line with current health policy
• provide practitioners with the clinical skills and knowledge to provide safe, ethical, competent, evidence based care and treatment at an advanced level in the critical care environment.

Advanced critical care is performed by experienced nurses and other appropriate healthcare professionals in collaboration with local health services.

Advanced Critical Care Practitioners can fulfil roles as clinicians, managers, leaders and educators in the context of advanced practice.

Practitioners typically work in partnership with patients, families and other professionals to provide the highest standard of healthcare.

Modules typically include:

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

College of Human and Health Sciences
+44 (0)1792 606677