Taught course

Advanced Practice in Health Care

University of Glasgow · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

You must have a relevant professional degree, a first degree or equivalent and two years' experience post-qualification. You are required to provide two references and a full degree transcript with your application. Further information regarding academic entry requirements: student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

This Masters in Advanced Practice in Health Care is designed for the growing number of graduate nurses wishing to work in clinical leadership or extended roles in clinical practice as nurse practitioners or consultant nurses.

Why Glasgow?

  • The programme provides opportunities for you to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, expertise in critical appraisal, develop transferable skills and have the ability to lead and innovate in the advancement of practice.
  • The programme reflects the need for tomorrow’s health care professional to be involved in lifelong learning whilst being adaptive to the dynamic care environment and supporting quality care delivery.
  • Close involvement of NHS clinical staff in the planning and delivery of courses ensures that the programme is current and relevant.
  • The themes offered link closely with the pre-registration undergraduate programme offered at the University as well as being developed in conjunction with local clinical need.

Programme Structure

Continuing professional development

This programme in Advanced Practice in Health Care is made up of three components: a core course, optional courses and a dissertation.

Research methods and statistics

This consolidates and extends your knowledge of research methods and provides you with sufficient information to write a research proposal. This course is a prerequisite for the research-based dissertation or work-based audit and service evaluation.

Optional courses

By undertaking the 20 credit optional courses listed below a named award may be obtained in:

  • Acute & Critical Care
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Healthcare Chaplaincy
  • Stroke Care

Acute & Critical care

  • Acute & Critical care

Cardiovascular Care

  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Care
  • Principles of Acute Cardiac Management

Chronic Disease Management

  • Assessing and Managing Patients with Complex Symptoms
  • Self Management: Principles and Practice

Stroke Care

  • Clinical issues in Stroke Care.

Healthcare Chaplaincy

  • Professional Practice in Spiritual and Religious Care in Healthcare
  • Providing Spiritual and Religious Care in Healthcare
  • Advanced Health Care Practice

Generic Options

  • Advanced Communication Skills in Healthcare Practice
  • Education for Professional Practice
  • Ethics for professional practice
  • Leadership in Contemporary Health Care

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training), overall score 6.5 & no sub-test less than 6.0. ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


full time
5 months
part time
10 months

Course contact details

Dr Anna O’Neill