Taught course

Advanced Practice (Healthcare)

University of Gloucestershire · Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

You will need: at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject or a relevant level 6 qualification • a recent publication/s in peer reviewed journals or NHS reports that reflect QAA level 6 academic ability EU and international students need IE LTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Advancing Practice (Healthcare) will support you as a practitioner to lead and drive high quality person-centred care. Through our flexible programme, you can tailor your learning experience to your personal and professional aspirations.

You will develop skills to practice credibility within your work setting; develop competency in leading and advancing your practice, and the practice of others; and apply your learning to real problems that improve the experience of people in your care.

The programme is firmly rooted in a person-centred approach, for both your service users and you as a student. Your personal tutor will help you to design your programme to meet your ambitions. You will also receive support in planning and managing the busy demands of your study and work life balance.

The programme operates a modular system which can be taken parttime over two-to-four years or on a full-time basis. You can take your postgraduate certificate or diploma as stand-alone awards, topping up to the full MSc at a later date if that suits you. Many of our students try a taster module as an associate student at level 7 (masters level) before committing to the full masters award, selecting from the modules indicated.

Students wishing to study on the programme come from a range of professional clinical backgrounds and settings.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
8 months
full time
4 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

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