Taught course

Advanced Practice - Clinical Practice Pathway

University of Chester · Faculty of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

  • Registration on the appropriate part of a professional register for the chosen pathway
  • A minimum of two years’ post-registration experience*
  • Normally successful completion of a degree (minimum of 2:1 honours) in nursing or a health-related field, or equivalent
  • Support from sponsoring organisation/employer
  • Evidence of practice in a closely related area of specialism

*Candidates who do not possess the full two years of experience in the specialist area may exceptionally be admitted to the course using the following criteria, both of which must be met:

  • Support from sponsoring organisation/employer
  • Evidence of practice in a closely related area of specialism

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

Our course puts a strong emphasis on the integration between theory and practice, with practice as the main focus and measure of the role and quality of the Advanced Practitioner.

Why Study Advanced Practice - Clinical Practice Pathway with us?

The MSc in Advanced Practice aims to facilitate the development of a range of multi-professional Advanced Practitioners. We aim to achieve this through the following:

  • Enabling the use of higher-level critical, analytical and reflective skills within academic and practice environments.
  • Helping you to understand the holistic nature of advanced practice and to gain comprehensive higher-level knowledge, expertise and the individual qualities necessary to work as an autonomous, competent practitioner within unpredictable professional environments.
  • Enabling you to fulfil the dynamic nature of healthcare, and to influence the strategic planning and delivery of Government agendas

How will I be taught?

Our teaching is predominantly delivered through lectures, seminars and skills simulation, but you will also have the opportunity to learn in practice, as well as undertake self-directed learning.

How will I be assessed?

We use a variety of assessment tools. These include an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), a literature review, examinations, presentations and assignments.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Health and Social Care Admissions