Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice (Critical Care)

University of Southampton · Faculty of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the Advanced Clinical Practice - Critical Care masters degree pathway are:

  • A UK 2:2 Hons degree or above or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education
  • A current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body or equivalent
  • A current or recent relevant job contract in a clinical or clinically related area i.e. within a critical care setting
  • At least two years relevant post registration clinical experience (including having undertaken post qualification foundation education in critical care or equivalent)
  • At least one satisfactory reference (on some occasions a second reference will be required)

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Critical Care) is designed for experienced critical care practitioners who are seeking to deepen their underpinning knowledge and understanding in the field of critical care. The course will prepare you to become a more senior practitioner within your chosen field. The programme covers core learning in relation to research and evidence based practice, and a specialist module in advanced critical care practice. There are also opportunities to undertake modules in assessment, diagnosis and non medical prescribing. In addition, those working at or towards advanced practitioner roles within the UK can elect to study a programme aligned to the newly agreed standards set out by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-18 months
part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Health Sciences
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