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PG Dip/MSc

Advanced Clinical Practice

This Master’s course embraces the International and National advanced clinical practice picture supporting the development of your knowledge and skills at an advanced level, to prepare you for your Advanced Clinical Practice or Advanced Nurse Practitioner role.

You’ll extend your analytical and reflective skills, as well as integrating new and existing clinical skills within your practice setting to provide high-quality healthcare within the multi-disciplinary healthcare team.    

There are two pathways available, if you are a nurse then the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) qualification will be most suitable; for midwives, allied health professionals and other non-medical healthcare professionals, the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice route is appropriate.

The final year of the course concentrates on a service improvement project enabling you to combine the clinical elements of your advanced clinical role with leadership/management and service development and improvement.

Whilst all the intakes are open for all NMC registrants and registered allied health professionals and other non-medical healthcare professionals, the February 2018 intake has the additional focus on mental health for mental health nurses advancing their mental health practice, as opposed to physical health. This intake is also more appropriate for midwives advancing their midwifery practice. 

“This Master’s will provide you with an opportunity to complete an academic programme tailored to your individual needs and your professional practice. The course meets service requirements, and is in accordance with the national, multi-professional framework for advanced practice.”
Hilary Walsgrove, Programme Leader

Key information

Next start date:

January 2019, February 2019


Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus


3 years part-time

Required subjects:

Three years experience as a qualified nurse or allied health professional

Entry requirements:

Relevant first degree or equivalent. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 7.0 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our full entry requirements

Course details

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the units. This will include senior academic staff, lecturer practitioners who work at the university and who work in clinical practice and other qualified healthcare professionals.

Download the programme specification for MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (pdf 464kb)Download the programme specification for MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) (pdf 411kb)

Course pathways

Your application

How you apply for this course depends on how the course will be funded.

Entry requirements


Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section.

All fees quoted are in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise.