Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Nurse 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 in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education.
  • A current professional registration with a the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • A current job contract in a clinical or clinically related area. (You will also need the support of a clinical mentor who is able to assess your practice competency and support your learning)
  • At least two years relevant post registration clinical experience (three before commencing V300 non-medical prescribing)
  • At least one satisfactory reference (given the practice related requirements this should be from your current employer and include confirmation of the required practice experience and mentor support; on some occasions a second reference will be required).

Months of entry


Course content

Enhance your practice at a global top 100* university.

This programme is designed around the needs of experienced nurses practitioners looking to further develop practice and/or prepare for clinical practice roles at a senior level and is suitable if you are one of the growing number of UK registered practitioners working in (or towards) a role such as Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or Consultant Nurse - or any similar role that at the interface between nursing and medicine.

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 graduate primed to take the next step in your career.

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
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0) 23 8059 5500