Taught course

Advanced Practitioner: Emergency Care Practitioner

University of East Anglia · Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Degree Subject

A degree, carrying with it a qualification in a health care profession

Degree Classification

2.2 or above

Special Entry Requirements

State registration with a recognised health profession council together with appropriate professional experience. Must already be qualified as an Emergency Care Practitioner.

You must submit a Memorandum of Understanding at the time of application. Your manager will need to confirm that you will be given the time and resources required for the programme.

Course Open To

Currently the course is only open to Home/EU applicants who are living and working in the UK in a relevant professional role.

Neonatal Nursing;Midwifery;Emergency Care Practitioner;Profession.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for senior clinicians and health care practitioners seeking to have a more dynamic, multidisciplinary understanding of all areas of theory and practice.


As an experienced nurse, midwife, AHP or radiographer, your skill-set and knowledge must continuously be updated to meet the sectors ever-changing needs. It’s also important to keep you knowledge aligned with your own special interests. This course gives students both generic and specialist expertise to ensure they provide the appropriate, quality health care to patients, while excelling in their personal and professional development.


Students will study clinical assessment, research methods, pathophysiology: nature vs. nurture. They will undertake a research dissertation and select a module of special interest to pursue. You will also meet regularly with peers from other schools within the Faculty of Health Sciences.


The School of Health Sciences at UEA delivers research-led and problem-based teaching to ensure graduates are fit for practice in the modern health and social care sectors. With great pride in its interprofessional academic environment, the School not only encourages students to reach their full potential, but also inspires lifelong learning and continued professional development.


This MSc will advance your theoretical and clinical expertise to the highest level. The course meets the NMC Draft Standards for Advanced Practice enabling practitioners to develop their skills and services related to any clinical pathway. The practice-based programme will appeal to a broad range of health care professions and the student will benefit from studying collaboratively with a variety of peers and professionals.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English. To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. We also will require a certain standard to be achieved on the written element of the test. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in all component)
  • PTE: 68 (minimum 68 in all components)

All scores must be less than two years old.

Fees and funding

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Scholarships & Bursaries

On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities.

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to students in the following areas of study:

  • MSc Health Economics
  • MSc Health Research
  • MRes Clinical Science
  • MSc Clinical Research – National Institute for Health Research route
  • MSc Physiotherapy
  • MSc Occupational Therapy
  • MSc Physician Associate Studies
  • MSc Adult Nursing

Any eligible applicant is invited to apply for a scholarship. As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office or visit the UEA website for further information on funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515