University of Hertfordshire

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced Clinical Practice (Taught)

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Course summary

This new MSc has been developed in collaboration with experienced health practitioners and NHS organisations to enable registered health professionals, who are working at higher levels of practice, to develop their career to achieve the capabilities of advanced practice as set out in the Multi-professional Framework for Advanced Practice (Health Education England 2017). This is a multi-professional programme, open to nurses, midwives, paramedics, pharmacists, physiotherapists, radiographers and radiotherapists. It will provide opportunities to challenge and critically analyse your professional practice and to achieve the learning and development required for you to achieve your scope of practice as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner. The programme involves a significant level of work based learning in the practice setting where you will develop your scope of practice across the 4 pillars of advanced practice – advanced clinical practice, education, research and leadership (HEE 2017) . In order to undertake either pathway you will need a supervisor with appropriate skills to support you to become an advanced clinical practitioner.

Course details


Entry requirements

Normally a first degree in a health related discipline that includes a research focused module. Applicants with evidence of equivalent professional development or academic proficiency will be considered. Applicants with non-European academic qualifications will need to supply evidence of equivalency through NARIC. Current registration with one of the statutory regulators of health and care professions. Employment as a health care professional in an appropriate setting. Evidence of their employer’s recommendation for their application for a programme of study leading to an Advanced Practice role including a formal reference from the employer confirming: the applicant demonstrates professional values and behaviours, respecting peoples diversity, beliefs, culture, needs, values and preferences and shows respect and empathy acting as a role model for others; the applicant's ‘clinical readiness’ to undertake the programme. Evidence of employer support to undertake the programme including the provision of a mentor with ‘occupational competence’ and the availability of appropriate clinical supervision. Normally a minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees for Postgraduate Study 2022/23: https://www.herts.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/fee-information/how-much-are-my-fees
Advanced Clinical Practice at University of Hertfordshire - UCAS