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Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Allied Health Practitioner) (MSc)

University of Southampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

About this course

Prepare for an advanced role in clinical practice on this master's degree at the University of Southampton. Our MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Advanced Allied Health Practitioner) develops your existing clinical experience and skills, helping you take on greater responsibility as an advanced or consultant practitioner.

The Advanced Allied Health Practitioner pathway is only open to professionals working as experienced registered practitioners in a UK healthcare setting. You’ll need to demonstrate that you have access to the required practice experience and mentorship.

Throughout this degree you’ll:

examine role development in relation to advanced practice

  • explore how to apply evidence to your field of practice and clinical specialty
  • apply communication and clinical decision-making skills to your professional practice
  • develop new clinical skills in relation to client health assessment, diagnostic reasoning and pharmacology
  • show your clinical competence through simulated and practice-based clinical assessment

If you’re eligible to practise as an independent or supplementary prescriber, you will have the opportunity to obtain the V300 non-medical prescribing qualification.

We centre our allied health master's around the 4 pillars of advanced practice:

  • advanced clinical practice
  • leadership
  • education
  • research

You’ll learn more about research and evidence-based practice, advanced health assessment, diagnosis, decision making and pharmacology, plus non-medical prescribing. You’ll also explore the place of advanced practice within modern healthcare and your own professional role.

Flexible learning

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) - you'll usually study for about 2 years and will not need to write a dissertation


Our MSc programme will develop your skills and expertise to prepare you for promotion to specialised roles such as:

  • advanced nurse practitioner
  • advanced practitioner
  • advanced critical care practitioner
  • advanced health practitioner
  • clinical specialist
  • consultant practitioner

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 35 4

    6th out of 72 1

    1st out of 39

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    181 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.74 75%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    148 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 215
    160 78%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 100
    4.11 82%



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