Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Critical Care Practitioner)

University of Southampton · Health Sciences

Entry requirements

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

  • A first degree (2:2 class or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education.
  • A current professional registration with a relevant UK professional/statutory body e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health Care Professions Council.
  • A current or recent relevant job contract in a clinical or clinically related area
  • At least two years relevant post registration clinical experience.
  • At least one satisfactory reference (on some occasions a second reference will be required).

Months of entry


Course content

This Advanced Clinical Practice Masters provides an academic underpinning that meets the contemporary challenges of advanced clinical practice.This is a pathway through the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice which enables the successful student to apply for associate membership with the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) as an Advanced Critical Care Practitioner.

The aim of the programme is to support your ongoing development as a knowledgeable and skilful practitioner in your specialist area. On successful completion of this award you will be enabled to assume a leading role in the provision of high quality, evidence based health and social care which is underpinned by a robust and scientific theoretical knowledge base.

In the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Critical Care Practitioner) you will:

  • Examine role development in relation to advanced practice, and specifically in relation to the role of advanced critical care practitioner
  • Examine the nature and use of advanced practice, communication and decision-making skills
  • Explore how to meaningfully apply evidence to your field of practice
  • Undertake learning which enables you to develop new and/or enhanced clinical skills in relation to your professional role within advanced critical care
  • Enable you to build on your knowledge, skills and competence to become a clinical expert and/or leader in your chosen field of advanced critical care

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0) 23 8059 5500