Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Critical Care Practitioner)

University of Southampton · Health Sciences

Entry requirements

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. 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

Develop your professional skills and knowledge to a high level of competence. Graduates eligibility to apply for associate membership with the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) as an Advanced Critical Care Practitioner.

The course is designed around the needs of experienced critical care practitioners looking to further develop practice and/or prepare for clinical practice roles at a senior level. It will enable you to strengthen your existing knowledge, skills and competencies while also preparing you for roles that require greater autonomy, responsibility and more complex clinical decision-making.

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.

This master’s course is for experienced registered practitioners currently working within a UK healthcare setting.

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