Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice

University of Salford · School of Health and Society

Entry requirements

You will be a graduate in health and/or social care and be working in an area that will support and facilitate the development of advanced practice and have a written agreement with your employer for minimum learning and financial support.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Advanced Clinical Practice MSc (Higher Apprenticeship) is accredited with Health Education England (HEE). It is a programme designed for experienced, dynamic clinical practitioners from across the following specialities and professions: nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians, and paramedics, who are registered with a professional body. Working across traditional healthcare and social boundaries, Advanced Clinical Practitioners combine expert clinical skills with research, leadership, and education to facilitate change and improvement in service delivery.

The modules within this course are structured around the four pillars of Advanced Clinical Practice: Clinical, Education, Research, and Leadership.

The knowledge, skills, and behaviours related to the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Apprentice Framework are adhered to throughout the program. It is a work-based program, where learning occurs both in the classroom and in your clinical placement, supported by appropriate Clinical Assessors.

The first year of this program offers 'generic' modules to develop your clinical skills and underlying knowledge of physiology and pathophysiology. The second year focuses on your own practice and speciality. The pathways we currently offer are:

  • Generic
  • Critical Care
  • Mental Health
  • Primary Care

You will:

  • Study on a multi-professional course which places work at the centre of learning
  • Have access to expertise and skills from a wide range of professionals including non-medical consultants, advanced clinical practitioners, medical practitioners, and guest lecturers at the cutting edge of health and social care
  • Be supported in clinical practice by advanced clinical practitioners, consultants, specialist registrars, or general practitioners

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to show proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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+44 (0)161 295 4545