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.

  • 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.

English language: band C, IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Months of entry


Course content

Enhance your practice at a global top 100* university.

This programme 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. Accreditation is also designed to ensure a consistent level of programme quality across England.

You'll graduate primed to take the next step in your career.

*QS World University Rankings 2023.

Information for international students

English language: band C, IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

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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