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Advanced Clinical Practice, MSc

Learn essential strategies and prepare for leadership roles in advanced clinical practice with this engaging Master’s in Advanced Clinical Practice.

Develop your skills and deepen your knowledge of advanced health clinical practice with this tailored Master's course. Our MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice is designed for current practitioners who are registered with a professional body and who would like to become advanced clinical practitioners.

Your studies are based around four pillars: clinical practice, leadership and management, education, and research. This will help you develop specialist knowledge and work autonomously to make decisions in complex situations.

Campus

Avery Hill

Duration

3 years part-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees

2022/23 fees

What you should know about this course

  • The programme has been developed to align with Health Education England Multi-professional framework (HEE 2017).
  • You will learn essential strategies and skills to prepare you for Advanced Clinical Practice roles in relation to clinical practice, education, research, leadership and management.
  • We have strong collaborative partnerships with employers which facilitates effective work based learning opportunities.

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice. Your teaching comes from an experienced team of lecturers. These include academics and practitioners with a wide range of experience. Over 80 per cent of our teaching team holds a teaching qualification.

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Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Entry requirements

If you are

Applicants must have the required experience and qualifications according to the nature of their scope and context of their practice, role and profession.

You are expected to have successfully completed a Level 6 programme of study and have the required experience within a specified scope of practice:

  • A first degree; normally 2:2 or above; or equivalent study;
  • Current registration with the NMC or HCPC or other relevant PSRB;
  • Relevant post-qualifying experience or equivalent, with evidence of study post-qualifying /initial registration, this study providing the underpinning knowledge and skills required for the development of a specialist role/practice
  • Currently working no less than 20 hours per week within an appropriate role with relevant experience;
  • Agreement from their manager that they are in a role that facilitates any required assessment of clinical practice.
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language must demonstrate an IELTS score of at least 7 (University requirement for non-EU students only).

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

COVID vaccine
An important part of many of our Health programmes is the opportunity to learn on placement and work with patients, service users and their families.  On all our programmes leading to a professional accreditation with either the NMC or HCPC, placement in a health or social care setting is a compulsory learning outcome of the programme.

Prior to commencing on your chosen programme of study we strongly urge you to complete a full course of Covid-19 vaccinations. Although not currently compulsory, both the NMC and HCPC strongly encourage all registrants to be fully vaccinated. This is because There is a global scientific consensus, supported by our own medicines regulator in the UK, on the importance and value of full vaccination against Covid-19 and the benefits for people receiving care, vaccinated individuals themselves, their families, communities and the wider health and social care system.

While currently you can register with the NMC and HCPC as a non-vaccinated individual, their expectations and regulatory advice is clear, please see here for NMC position on Covid-19 vaccination and here for the HCPC’s position.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

We will consider claims for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognised Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL). Applications for the latter require a portfolio to show how you have met the learning outcomes of the modules against which the credits are being claimed.

How you will learn

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2022/23. In line with government guidance, we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible on campus for the 2022/23 academic year. Depending on the national situation, and government advice, the situation may change but we are confident we are ready to manage any changes quickly and safely. Find out more about how we are keeping our campuses safe.

Teaching

A range of teaching methods are used including lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, collaborative work, case studies, and work-based learning.

Class sizes

The average intake is 45 students per year.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you will need to dedicate time for self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. About 12 hours a week per module should be dedicated for private study. Our library and online resources will support your further reading and research. You can also join a range of student societies, including the Midwifery and Mental Health societies. You can also attend the postgraduate research seminars.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, blended learning, work based learning etc), independent learning, and assessments. For part-time students your workload will be equivalent to the number of modules you are studying. For example each 20  and credit module accounts for 200 hours of total student effort. It is expected that you will complete about 60 credits a year which will be equivalent to 600 hours of study.

Assessment

Our assessment strategy provides a range of methods, including presentations, essays, examinations, and group work. These is designed for you to demonstrate your continuing professional development towards advanced clinical practitioner status in your field.

Feedback summary

Information coming soon.

Dates and timetables

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

* Calculated as an average of compulsory and optional modules (where applicable each year). You can find out more detail about how individual modules are taught within the 'What you will study' section.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2022/23 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year).
  • Memberships: applying for membership of a professional body may incur further costs.
  • Field trips: you may need to contribute towards any trips required for your course (estimate, £300).
  • Photocopying and printing
  • Non-medical prescribing students: there will be travel costs as this module is delivered at our Medway Campus. A university bus service between the campuses is available, and you can buy tickets for this. Parking on campus costs £3 a day.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

You will be required to be working in clinical practice for a minimum of 20 hours a week. Part of this should constitute your work-based learning which will be in your area of practice organised by you and your employer.

How long is my placement?

You will need to demonstrate work-based learning throughout the three years of the programme.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Graduates of this course will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise to provide clinical leadership. You'll be adaptable and flexible in your approach to your role, and able to provide support, education and supervision to less-experienced colleagues. You will also have opportunities for career progression through promotion and/or service recognition schemes.

While there is no universally recognised definition, the NHS Career Framework equates advanced practice to Agenda for Change Level 7. This course is also offered as an apprenticeship (MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Degree Apprenticeship).

Are internships available?

You have an option to undertake the apprenticeship route, which must be approved by your employer. At the end of the course, you would have a Master's qualification and an apprenticeship certificate.

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The Employability and Careers Service provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles. It includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the industry and will provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

Support will be provided in the first instance through your personal tutor and the programme leader. Where necessary, you can use the support services offered by the university and you will be directed to these by the personal tutor or programme leader.

You will also have support from your module leaders and dissertation supervisor during the research methods and project modules. Whilst in clinical practice, you will receive support from your practice supervisors.

Accommodation information

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.