Taught course

Advanced Practice

University of South Wales · Faculty of Life Sciences and Education

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Entry requirements

Applicants must be a healthcare professional registered with either the NMC or HCPC, and educated to at least degree level.

You must have a minimum of three years, full-time, post-registration experience (or equivalent part-time) and be in current employment. You must also be working in a role that involves direct contact with patients/clients, and value the opportunity to examine critically your own practice and that of your peers.

Given the professional nature of the course, accreditation of recognised prior learning (RPL) will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Advanced Practice is suitable for those working directly with patients in roles that afford a significant degree of autonomy in decision-making.

The Advanced Practice course is designed for registered healthcare professionals such as specialist nurses, advanced nurse practitioners and service leaders who wish to develop holistic advanced practice across a broad range of competencies (which may include clinical assessment) – the detail of which is individually negotiated. Such roles may involve working at the boundaries of traditional healthcare practice, pioneering and developing new services in response to changing needs.

This part-time Masters in Advanced Practice has a distinctive practical focus, and integrates practice-based and university-based learning through the process of cooperative inquiry. Study will focus on your day-to-day practice and examines competence in knowledge application, clinical and interpersonal skills, clinical judgement and decision making, influencing standards and development of care.

Information for international students

The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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