Taught course

Advanced Professional Practice

University of Gloucestershire · School of Health and Social Care

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Entry requirements

  • Be a registered UK healthcare professional from any discipline with a minimum of 2 years post registration experience (as required by the UK National Framework)
  • Employment in a relevant professional role with employer support and agreement from a suitable UK workplace clinical mentor for the duration of the course to oversee the transition into an advanced clinical practitioner (as required by the UK National Framework)
  • 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

Designed to meet the development needs of a range of health and allied health professions, develop in-depth knowledge and expertise required to become an advanced professional health and social care practitioner.

The MSc Advanced Professional Practice (APP) runs parallel to the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP). It has been developed in close collaboration with commissioning providers of health and social care, and other key stakeholders including students, service users and partners in practice to ensure that it meets contemporary workforce needs and practice standards.

This programme also recognises you may already have a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (including clinically focused level 7 modules from the University of Gloucestershire and other higher education institutions), but not yet had the opportunity to register for a full master`s level award. You’ll have the potential to transfer credit into the programme, providing a coherent route to completing an MSc Advanced Professional Practice.

You’ll challenge received wisdom and be encouraged to look beyond your professional field, to theory from a range of other disciplines, including sociology, philosophy, psychology and law. The MSc will provide you with the tools to challenge embedded norms and have an in-depth awareness of local, national and international issues which may impact upon your advanced professional 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

Course contact details

03330 141414