Advanced Clinical Practice at University of Aberdeen - UCAS

Course summary

Take your next career step with MSc Advanced Clinical Practice. Study with our exceptional multidisciplinary team and learn to manage the care journey of very complex patients. Whatever area of health care you’re ready to advance in, this flexible, blended-learning degree will support you at every step. You’ll learn through a mixture of:

  • online
  • work-based, and
  • on-campus teaching, including simulation with patient partners.
Flexible delivery This ACP degree is specially designed to fit around your existing career in health care, with part-time hours and a customisable pace. Four pillars framework Our curriculum is rooted in the Four Pillars of Advanced Clinical Practice framework. You’ll build your expertise to an advanced level across all pillars: clinical practice; leadership; facilitating learning; and evidence, research and development. Tailored to you Choose from a diverse range of courses, with options to balance research and clinical content, to tailor your advanced clinical practitioner training to your career aims. In partnership with the NHS Learn in a collaborative environment, with a degree delivered in partnership with our NHS colleagues. Senior clinicians, clinical academics, and staff from nursing and the allied health professions helped develop this degree, and they’ll be involved throughout your teaching.


The programme is undertaken through part-time study to accommodate the parallel duties of clinical and academic staff and student. Hands on demonstration and clinical skills teaching will take place on the Foresterhill Health Campus site and in your own area of practice. With the blended learning approach, lectures and teaching resources will be available online via MyAberdeen.

Assessment method

During the programme you will experience a variety of assessment methods including, written examinations and assignments, OSCEs, development of a portfolio including clinical practice assessments which will vary and be specific depending on the course requirements.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Entry requirements

To apply for this programme you must be a registered nurse or allied health professional working towards, or in an advanced clinical role in healthcare. Written evidence of being supported by their clinical manager to undertake this programme is also required. Please be aware that within the programme there are study sessions delivered on our campus in Aberdeen and you will be required to attend these sessions in person.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Overall - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 6.0 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above. IELTS Indicator or IELTS General Training are not accepted.
TOEFL (iBT)90TOEFL iBT and TOEFL iBT Home Edition: Overall - 90 with: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 21 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above. DI code is 0818
PTE Academic62Overall - 62 with: Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above. Online test is not accepted.
Institution's Own TestAcademic English Pre-sessional Programme (PSE) - Pass (valid for 1 year). Academic English Preparation Programme undertaken at other UK HEI - accredited by BALEAP and within 1 year of start of course.
Cambridge English AdvancedCOverall - 176 with: Listening - 162 or above; Reading - 162 or above; Speaking - 162 or above; Writing - 169 or above.

To study for a postgraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write academic English fluently. These skills will allow you to understand lectures, produce high standards of written work, and perform well in examinations. We can assess your English language proficiency through a variety of means: through your nationality, through the qualifications you gained in high school, through the degree you undertook or are undertaking at university, or through a recognised English language test. Postgraduate Higher requirements are used by the Schools of Business; Divinity, History and Philosophy; Education; Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture; Law; and Social Sciences. The MSc in Oil and Gas Enterprise Management and the MSc in Integrated Petroleum Geoscience also make use of the Postgraduate Higher requirements. Please note certification must be within the two years prior to commencement of your degree programme, unless otherwise stated.

Please use the checklist at the following webpage to determine how you can meet our English language requirements:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Fee information is not yet published for entry in Academic Year 2024/2025. For guidance, the fees on the website are for 2023/24.

Sponsorship information

Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more and see our full range of scholarships: The University of Aberdeen provides an Alumni Discount Scheme: The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with a degree from the University of Aberdeen.

Advanced Clinical Practice at University of Aberdeen - UCAS