Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Allied Health Practitioner)

University of Southampton · Health Sciences

Entry requirements

2:2 degree in a subject from a clinical or science background and a current professional registration with a relevant UK professional or statutory body – normally the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the General Pharmaceutical Council. You will require:

  • a current job contract in a clinical or clinically-related area
  • access to a clinical mentor who can assess your practice competency and support your learning
  • at least 2 years of relevant post-registration clinical experience (3 years before commencing V300 non-medical prescribing)
  • at least 1 satisfactory reference from your current employer, including confirmation of the required practice experience and mentor support.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides an academic underpinning that meets the contemporary challenges of advanced clinical practice and will enable you to practice with a high level of clinical autonomy in roles that require you to assess, diagnose, treat and manage the care of people with undifferentiated and/or complex clinical presentations.

This particular pathway is suitable for you if you are one of the growing number of UK registered practitioners working in (or towards) a role as an Advanced or Consultant Practitioner within your profession, or a similar role that sits at the interface between your own profession and medicine.

This pathway is accredited by Health Education England's Centre for Advancing Practice. Completion of HEE accredited programmes/pathways is set to become one of the benchmark routes to recognition for Advanced Clinical Practitioners, and accreditation is also designed to ensure a consistent level of programme quality across England

Fees and funding

UK students

Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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