Part-time: A maximum of five years.
Qualifications and management experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Please see Entry Requirements below.
This programme of study has been designed to meet the needs of a diverse range of health and social care professionals including Nurses, Midwives, Health Visitors, Allied Health Professionals and those working in the field of social care practice.
Students will be supported to develop a critical awareness of current problems and new insights at the forefront of their professional practice. Students will examine care development and delivery from their own professional standpoint and also take account of how other disciplines challenge and contribute to the quality of care delivery
This MSc programme emphasises flexibility, and maximises choice, so that learning opportunities meet the needs of your developing role.
The School of Health and Sports Sciences is committed to embedding the NHS Constitution Values into everything we do; they define the behaviours and expectations of all our staff and students underpinning the work we do in the university and in the practice setting.
The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Programme will require completion of the mandatory modules Principles of Advanced Healthcare Practice, Holistic Assessment of Adults in Specific Practice Settings, Applied Pathophysiology for Healthcare Practitioners, Independent and Supplementary Non Medical Prescribing (or an optional module if the Prescribing module has already been completed), Research Methods and the PG Dissertation module.
Please contact the Course Leader to discuss optional modules: firstname.lastname@example.org
This module is the first module for the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice for both the Nurse Practitioner and the Allied Healthcare Professionals pathways and includes both materials to support the student transition from Honours to Masters level study, and the principles around advanced clinical practice.
This module is aimed at providing the student with an opportunity to demonstrate motivation and commitment to the development of the holistic assessment processes of adult patients/clients in a specific practice setting.
This module is aimed at providing the student with an opportunity to apply in-depth knowledge of the biological sciences to influence and enhance care of the client group.
The supporting legislative framework enables practitioners, who meet the entry requirements, to undertake independent and/or supplementary prescribing. On successful completion of the course practitioners will have their prescribing qualification recorded with the appropriate professional regulator.
For students that have already completed the prescribing qualification at Level 6 or for whom prescribing is not available to their registered profession, optional modules are available for study (see below modules). Academic advice and guidance will be offered to these students to facilitate the choice of relevant and appropriate optional modules.
All optional modules will be offered during each academic year to facilitate student choice and access, you will be invited to meet with your course leader to discuss your course plan.
The research module is mandatory for all students progressing beyond the PGCert. This module explores research approaches, designs and methodologies, thus enabling the student to develop their investigative and analytical skills.
The Dissertation module is mandatory for the MSc pathway and will enable students to conduct an independent research activity or a literature-based analytical exploration of a relevant subject area.
Fees and finance
- Part-time tuition fee: £885 per 20 credits
For students who are employed by a trust or organisation with HEEoE funding they should contact their Education Lead directly to request permission to study and funding.
Also see Postgraduate Study within Student Finance
At the University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with you course that you will need to budget for.
- 120 credits at honours academic level or show an ability to work successfully at Masters level
- Minimum two years post registration experience with minimum six months experience in the relevant clinical speciality
- Access to relevant area of clinical practice with support of their organisation on their advancing role
- Current registration with the relevant regulatory body e.g. NMC, HCPC.
Also see How to Apply.
If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.