Taught course

Advancing Practice (Modular Framework)

University of Sheffield · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

You’ll need to be a qualified health care professional and have a minimum 2:2 degree.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is aimed at busy professionals working in clinical practice and service improvement. It’s designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to advance your career.

The modular framework means you can take a flexible approach, studying part-time, for up to five years. You can build your own masters degree as you go, focusing on subjects that are relevant to your area and your own personal needs.


You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, small-group work and clinical instruction, plus specialist sessions with expert speakers. The dissertation is by supervised tutorial.


Each taught unit is assessed by written assignment, OSCE, presentations or examination. The final unit is an extended project or literature review, leading to a dissertation or workplace study.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

If you already work with NHS patients in Yorkshire and the Humber or in the East Midlands, funding might be available. Contact us for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MMedSci
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 2054