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Advanced Clinical Practice MSc (PGCert, PGDip)

University of Brighton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Falmer Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


Our Advanced Clinical Practice MSc offers an exciting opportunity to become an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) . This course is open to experienced registered healthcare professionals wishing to advance their career at masters level.

This course supports health professionals, who are taking on the role of ACP, from multi-professional backgrounds such as physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy, paramedic science, midwifery and nursing in both primary and secondary settings.

Advanced clinical practice is an evolving level of practice enabling experienced senior staff working in the NHS and other healthcare organisations to develop their role or innovate their practice.

The course is aligned to Health Education England’s Multi-professional Framework (MPF) for England covering the four pillars of advanced practice.

You will conduct a research project including data collection or developing an implementation plan for a change in practice. This invaluable experience will enable ACPs to function at the highest level within the health care system.

The course team is multi-professional and provides specialist and advanced knowledge to students, while supporting them closely through partnerships with employers and mentors in practice.

Professional skills

The course develops the advanced clinical practitioner in generalist and specialist skills, and knowledge so that the ACP is able to assess, treat, refer or discharge a range of patients in their care. Advanced physical assessment, diagnostic, therapeutic skills and knowledge are developed through taught and work-based learning.

You should expect the full support of your employer to progress your career to either an ACP role or consultant.

Course content

All students take a core set of modules in year 1 before choosing between two routes: ACP research advancement or ACP service improvement.

The course is normally taken as 60 credits per year. Modules are 20 credits unless otherwise specified.

The structure detailed here is indicative as the course can be studied over a flexible period up to six years.

ACP research advancement route - On this pathway, successful completion of years 1 or 2 enables you to graduate with the Advanced Clinical Practice postgraduate certificate (year 1) or postgraduate diploma (years 1 and 2). The PGDip and PGCert can only be awarded on meeting the four pillars of advanced practice.


You will work and learn in your normal place of work as this is a CPD masters course.


The course is aligned to Health Education England’s Multi-professional Framework (MPF) for England covering the four pillars of advanced practice.

The School of Health Sciences is a member of the Association of Advanced Practice Educators UK (AAPE UK) which provides national guidance on Advanced Clinical Practice education.

Our course team are one of the first working in collaboration with Health Education England on an Academy project for Advanced Clinical Practice.

You will also acheive PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

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University information

University of Brighton

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  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Employability is embedded into every course, helping students to develop transferable and personal skills.
The university is set between the sea and the South Downs National Park and has easy access to London.
International students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 35 3

    29th out of 72 19

  • Entry standards

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    178 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.51 90%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    133 67%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%



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