Be a currently practicing registered healthcare practitioner.
Possess a Degree in a Health Related Discipline. (Normally this will be an Honours degree at 2:1 classification or above. However consideration will be given to suitable applicants who do not have an Honours degree or who do not have a 2:1 classification).
Be employed as a trainee advanced clinical practitioner or be in a role in which the programme outcomes can be achieved (please contact the programme leader for advice).
Have a satisfactory application and interview.
Opportunities for accreditation of prior certificated learning (APCL) and/or accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) are available.
Eligible students will be interviewed either as part of their employers recruitment process or separately within the University.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component.
Improve your English
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).
If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.
Months of entry
This course is for experienced practitioners, such as nurses, pharmacists, radiographers, audiologists, cardiac physiologists, ambulance staff and midwives who have clinical practice access with patient management responsibilities.
It is designed to support the development of experienced, registered health and care practitioner to a level of practice characterised by a high degree of autonomy and complex decision making. This master’s level award encompasses the four pillars of clinical practice:
1. Clinical Practice
2.Leadership and Management
Advanced clinical practice embodies the ability to manage clinical care in partnership with individuals, families and carers. It includes the analysis and synthesis of complex problems across a range of settings, enabling innovative solutions to enhance people’s experience and improve outcomes.
Practioners will also be able to demonstrate core capabilities and area specific clinical competence.
The aim of this course is to provide healthcare practitioners with the knowledge and skills for advanced clinical practice that will enable them to function competently in :
• Providing effective healthcare.
• Improving the quality and health outcomes.
• Evaluation and research.
• Leading and developing practice.
• Developing self and others.
• Working across professional and organisational boundaries.
• Innovation and changing practice.
The School of Healthcare is one of the largest multi-professional health schools in the country. You’ll have the opportunity to study in a research intensive university, alongside those with whom you’ll work in clinical practice.
The course leader is Ian Goulden.
Information for international students
This programme is not open to international students.