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Advanced Professional Practice

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

Entry requirements

  • Be a registered healthcare professional from any discipline with a minimum of 2 years post registration experience
  • Employment in a relevant professional role with employer support and agreement from a suitable workplace clinical mentor for the duration of the course to oversee the transition into an advanced clinical practitioner
  • At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject
  • Students should demonstrate aspiration and desire to enhance patient experience and outcomes with innovative healthcare solutions

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our lecturers are research active experts who will support students on their journey to becoming advanced professional practitioners. Completion of MSc Advanced Professional Practice will develop in-depth knowledge and expertise required for contemporary health and social care.

The MSc Advanced Professional Practice (APP) runs parallel to the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) and has been designed to meet the academic and clinical development needs of practitioners from a range of health and allied health professions. This programme has been developed in close collaboration with commissioning providers of health and social care, and other key stakeholders such as students, service users and partners in practice to ensure that it meets contemporary workforce needs and practice standards.

This programme also recognises that students may already have a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (including clinically focused level 7 modules from the University of Gloucestershire and other HEIs), but not yet had the opportunity to register for a full Master`s level award. Students will have the potential to transfer credit into the programme providing a coherent route to completing an MSc Advanced Professional Practice.

Students are encouraged to look beyond their professional field, to theory from a range of other disciplines, including sociology, philosophy, psychology and the law. The master’s provides students with the tools to challenge embedded norms and have an in-depth awareness of local, national and international issues which may impact upon their advanced professional practice. Students will accomplish competent and confident inquiry that will underpin their future evidence-based and advanced practice.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    42 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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