Taught course

Advanced Practice (Leadership)

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

Entry requirements

You will need a first degree or equivalent professional qualification. If you do not have a first degree, but possess substantial work experience, you are still invited to apply. In these cases, you will be asked to present a portfolio and qualifying essay, to demonstrate your potential for studying at Master’s level. You will also need to submit an extended curriculum vitae which must demonstrate evidence of personal and professional development.

Months of entry


Course content

From October 2014 this course is available as Distance Learning for home and international students for the first time.

The MSc Advanced Practice (Leadership) is aimed at all health and social care staff who are looking to develop their knowledge and skills as leaders within their workplace. Over the past decade, the emergence of tools such as the Leadership Qualities Framework, and the work on developing leadership skills in the workplace undertaken by the Institute for Innovation have firmly placed the requirement to demonstrate excellent and sound leadership skills as a key element of person specifications and essential attributes for senior roles within the sector.

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, and team leaders working in the public and independent health care sectors.

Information for international students

For more information, please visit: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international

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.

Qualification and course duration


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

Course contact details

Course information
0800 036 8888