Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice

University of Brighton · School of Sport and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should:

  • be registered with an appropriate professional healthcare body in the UK (for example, HCPC, NMC, RCOT) and should normally have a minimum of three years post-registration experience.

  • be working for a minimum of 15 hours a week in a trainee ACP or ACP role with the backing of your employer or manager. Applicants are normally required to attend an interview.

  • normally hold a first degree. Applicants who have 60 or more level-6 credits or a non-honours degree meet the requirements if all 60 credits have been awarded in the last five years, otherwise they would normally be expected to demonstrate their ability to study at this level by completing a level-7 module before enrolment.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Advanced Clinical Practice MSc offers an exciting opportunity to become an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) . This course is open to experienced registered healthcare professionals wishing to advance their career at masters level.

This course supports health professionals, who are taking on the role of ACP, from multi-professional backgrounds such as physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy, paramedic science, midwifery and nursing in both primary and secondary settings.

Advanced clinical practice is an evolving level of practice enabling experienced senior staff working in the NHS and other healthcare organisations to develop their role or innovate their practice.

The course is accredited by the Centre for Advancing Practice and aligned to Health Education England’s Multi-professional Framework (MPF) for England covering the four pillars of advanced practice.

You will conduct a research project including data collection or developing an implementation plan for a change in practice. This invaluable experience will enable ACPs to function at the highest level within the health care system.

The course team is multi-professional and provides specialist and advanced knowledge to students, while supporting them closely through partnerships with employers and mentors in practice.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 to 72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PDip
    part time
    24 to 72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644