Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Critical Care Practitioner)

University of Southampton · Health Sciences

Entry requirements

UK 2.2 Hons degree or above or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

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.

Additional criteria apply if you are seeking membership with the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

At least one satisfactory reference (on some occasions a second reference will be required).

Months of entry


Course content

Enhance your practice at a global top 100* university.

The course is for experienced registered practitioners currently working within a UK healthcare setting, looking to further develop practice and/or prepare for clinical practice roles at a senior level.

You'll strengthen your existing knowledge, skills, and competencies while also preparing for roles that require greater autonomy, responsibility, and more complex clinical decision-making. You'll develop your professional skills and knowledge and graduate eligible for associate membership with the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) as an Advanced Critical Care Practitioner.

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.

*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

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