Advanced Clinical Practice (Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MSc)


University of Gloucestershire    School of Health & Social Care

Full time & Part time January, September PGCert, PGDip, MSc See website for details
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FindAMasters summary

Unleash your potential with our Advanced Clinical Practice programme, designed for experienced healthcare professionals seeking to elevate their skills and knowledge. Delve into the four pillars of Advanced Clinical Practice: clinical practice, leadership, education, and research, and emerge as a leader in patient-centred care and clinical effectiveness. Our Masters programme guides you through a transformative journey, equipping you with the confidence and expertise to excel in complex decision-making scenarios. With modules focusing on personal and professional development, pharmacology, prescribing practice, and more, you'll seamlessly transition into the role of an Advanced Clinical Practitioner. Our curriculum, aligned with national standards, emphasises practical application of theory in real-world settings. To qualify, you must be a registered healthcare professional with 2 years of experience and employer support. Elevate your career and become a sought-after Advanced Clinical Practitioner with us.

About the course

This programme enables experienced healthcare professionals to acquire and develop the skills and knowledge inherent to the core capabilities and specialist competencies across the four pillars of Advanced Clinical Practice: clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research.

The Masters programme supports students throughout their transformation journey towards advanced clinical practice. It supports the workforce development needs of contemporary healthcare providers, whilst also taking into account the learning, teaching and quality assurance required of Master`s Level study. 

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Entry Requirements

Be a registered healthcare professional from any discipline with a minimum of 2 years post registration experience.

Employment in a relevant professional role with employer support and agreement from a suitable workplace clinical mentor for the duration of the course to oversee the transition into an advanced clinical practitioner.

At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a re


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Daisy Morgan

Did you attend an open event/meet the lecturer event? If yes, how did this help your decision?
"Yes, I attended one of the open evenings, where I met the course leaders. They were inspirational and motivated which assisted in my decision to apply to study at the University of Gloucestershire."

What are the lecturers like on your course? How do you benefit from their experience and expertise?
"Excellent. Always available after teaching to talk through any queries and responsive via email."

How do you think a postgraduate qualification will help with your career?
"I think for any advanced practice positions it is essential, not just the clinical modules but the research and leadership elements are also vital in providing high standards in a health care setting."



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