Why study with us?

The MSc Advanced Practice (Clinical) is designed to offer a flexible programme which will enhance professional development and career opportunities for nurses and allied health professionals who undertake Advanced Practice roles in healthcare. The programme has been developed to facilitate the development of knowledge and skills in three specific areas: health assessment/ diagnostic reasoning/ clinical decision making, leadership and the adoption/ evaluation of evidence based practice. For nurses, the MSc Advanced Practice (Clinical) is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

This award is studied part-time, through distance learning and work-based learning. There are two residential workshops for all students – a three-day induction workshop and a two-day pre OSCE workshop. 

What can this course lead to?

This programme will enhance your ability to gain employment in more senior roles as an advanced practitioner, within your chosen field of healthcare. It enables you to meet the requirements laid out in the knowledge and skills framework providing opportunities for career advancement.

Completing the MSc will also enhance your abilities to continue to further advanced study e.g. to MPhil/PhD level.

We have a range of postgraduate awards and stand-alone modules, which could be supportive of your continuing professional development.

Resources and facilities

We are amongst the UK’s leading health and wellbeing faculties and are proud of the high level of support we are able to offer to our students. We provide a wide range of high-quality courses supported by expert academic and clinical practice staff. If you join us you will enjoy great facilities and learn alongside caring, committed and experienced professionals. Our employment record is excellent.


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Induction dates

March 2016: The induction will be held on Monday 21 March to Wednesday 23 March 2016 at Lancaster campus.

September 2016: The induction will be held on Wednesday 31 August to 2 September 2016 at Lancaster campus.