Taught course

Advanced Practice

University of West London · College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Entry requirements

Applicants need:

  • a first degree (or equivalent professional qualification) in a health or social care related subject (for example a nursing / physiotherapy/social work degree)
  • to be working as a health and social care professional (usually at least two years full-time or equivalent), with a significant professional experience for advanced practice.

If applicants do not have a first degree but possess substantial work experience, they are still invited to apply. In these cases, applicants will be asked to complete a questionnaire which maps practice experience to the learning outcomes for a Level 6 degree and also to present an essay/report to demonstrate their potential for studying at masters level.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Advanced Practice is aimed at all health and social care staff who are looking to develop their knowledge and skills as advanced practitioners. Over the past decade, the emergence of competencies, conceptual frameworks and operational tools, together with government and educational drivers, has firmly placed the notion of advanced practice and advanced level nursing as a core development area in the practice workplace.

This Master's course is likely to appeal to a wide range of professionals, for example, senior or consultant nurses (or those hoping to move into that role), community matrons/ caseload managers, social work team leaders, managers from prison and probation service, team leaders working in sexual health and substance abuse, midwives, and independent practitioners.

Information for international students

For more information, please visit our website.

Fees and funding

Many of our students are funded through NHS contracts, so you would need to make contact with you Education Contracts manager at the earliest opportunity to express your interest in gaining a funded place. These places are generally commissioned up to a year in advance of students starting the course. If you wish to self fund, this option is also available. Costs vary depending on whether modules are clinical or non-clin.

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

For more information on fees and funding please contact Claire Anderson (Claire.Anderson@uwl.ac.uk).

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-48 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Course information
0800 036 8888