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MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Named Speciality)

Edinburgh Napier University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Edinburgh Napier University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary


The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (named speciality) provides a contemporary pathway to your career development. As a practitioner in the public domain of health and social care services, you are expected to be innovative, provide leadership and make an advanced contribution in your professional clinical role.

The philosophy of this course is to use a professional work approach integrated with an understanding of practical application to create a high employability focus and impact on your practice. At all stages, you will be encouraged to take an independent self-learning approach to developing a deep knowledge of your subject area.

There are five ‘core’ named specialities available which align to the Transforming Roles, Clinical Core Competencies (Phase 2 Paper):

Acute Care
Primary & Community Care
Mental Health

In order to achieve all clinical competencies and speciality skills for this qualification, you will need to have a clinical supervisor and be employed by a UK healthcare organisation.

Course details

This course is designed to be flexible and dynamic, allowing learning to be tailored to individual career aspirations. You will have the opportunity for inter-professional learning which can be contextualised to your health and/or care environment.

If you choose not to complete the full master’s degree, you can exit at various points during the course and achieve an award commensurate to the credits accrued.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

Demonstrate a critical awareness of the main features, boundaries, terminology and conventions associated with advanced clinical practice.
Apply and use a significant range of the principal professional skills, techniques and practices, which are at the forefront of advanced clinical practice.
Apply critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis skills to explore and solve complex problems in advanced clinical practice.
Communicate, using appropriate methods, to a range of audiences with different levels of knowledge in advanced clinical practice.
Demonstrate effective leadership and make an identifiable contribution to change and development in the context of advanced clinical practice.
Plan and execute a significant project of research, investigation or development to inform and enhance health and care practice.


Graduates from this course can find opportunities in:

Nursing / Midwifery
Critical Care
Primary Care
Children and Young People’s Health
Neonatal Health
Learning disabilities
Mental Health.

Tuition fees

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University information

Edinburgh Napier University

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  • Campus address

    Edinburgh Napier University, 219 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 1DJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    52nd out of 77 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    112 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%



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