Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a health-related subject.

Applicants must be registered with an appropriate UK health-related professional body (eg NMC, HCPC) and be working in an area where agreement has been obtained to develop advanced practice skills, with written support from your manager and the availability of an appropriate mentor.

Applicants will be required to provide satisfactory references and will be interviewed.

Opportunities for the accreditation of prior learning and prior experiential learning exist through the School's credit accumulation and transfer procedures.

English language requirements

IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component.. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc in Advanced Practice offers healthcare practitioners the knowledge and skills to function competently in advanced practice roles.

This multi-professional, competence-based programme is aimed at practitioners who want to develop their practice, including nurses, pharmacists, radiographers, audiologists, cardiac physiologists, midwives, physiotherapists, ambulance staff and others with clinical practice access and patient management responsibilities.

The programme offers:

  • the confidence, knowledge and skills to challenge accepted wisdom when developing practice;
  • a partnership between the University, students and their work-based mentors, allowing real application of theory to practice;
  • the knowledge and skills in advanced practice required by professional bodies and the Yorkshire and Humber health environment.

A range of optional modules help you develop individual skills, while flexibility within modules lets you to maximise the opportunities provided by your work case load.

Information for international students

This programme is not open to international students.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,000 (total)

The University understands that for this programme, new enrolment is open to applicants and LETB credits are available to staff meeting the following eligibility criteria as set by the Local Education and Training Board:

  • All NHS employees are eligible as long as they have signed approval from their line manager.
  • Practitioners working in GP practices employed by the practice and not by the NHS, for example practice nurses, are eligible.
  • Pharmacists employed outside of a hospital setting who are either self-employed or are employed by a private company are only eligible when they are working as part of a GP practice.
  • Practitioners working in the private sector (such as at the Spire, Nuffield etc) providing services for the NHS and are taking pre-reg students on placement are only eligible for accessing mentor/SLiP programmes.
  • Practitioners working for a hospice providing services for the NHS and taking pre-reg students on placement are only eligible for accessing mentor/SLiP programmes

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

School of Healthcare admissions
0113 343 1347