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Advanced Practice (Education for Health Professionals), MSc/PgCert

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #154 (QS) ,
The Advanced Practice programme offers both generic and specialist pathways, providing you with the opportunity to explore your specialist areas of practice, and obtain a relevant named degree within the MSc in Advanced Practice programme.


Our aim in the School of Healthcare Sciences is to provide health, social care and other related professionals with the opportunity to undertake a challenging and rewarding Masters in Advanced Practice. The programme focuses on your personal development as a professional leading, managing and developing advanced practice roles and models of care delivery.

The MSc in Advanced Practice is designed for health, social care and related professionals in primary, secondary and tertiary settings who wish to advance their knowledge base, clinical, leadership and management skills. Students, irrespective of clinical specialty, will become actively involved in the advancement of practice.

This specialist pathway through the MSc Advanced practice has been designed for health, social care and related professionals who either have an educational role within their current practice or are looking to develop one.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods and Health Improvement in Health and Social Care
  • Optional modules
  • Health Care Professionals: End of Life Care
  • Independent Study for Healthcare Professionals
  • Foundations in Community and Practice Nursing
  • Science of Performance and Injury in Sport
  • Assessment and Treatment of Sports Injuries
  • Sport and Exercise Participation, Inter-Disciplinary Management and Injury Prevention
  • Clinical Competence in Mammography
  • Managing Care in Anaesthesia Practice

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity

                    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                    • Full-time duration 18 months
                    • Average part-time duration 48 months
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  • Minimum required score:


                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                  • Minimum required score:


                    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                  General Requirements

                  In order to register with the University and undertake this programme, applicants must:

                  • Possess an initial or higher degree of an approved institution.
                  • Possess a non-graduate qualification equivalent to graduation.
                  • Hold a first degree.
                  • Have secured funding.
                  • Have employer support (where appropriate).
                  • Students will normally be health, social care or other professionals with relevant qualifications and registrations.
                  • Individual modules within the programme may have additional entry criteria due to the aims and learning outcomes of the module and/or due to NMC regulations.

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    19950 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 19950 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
                  • National

                    6950 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 6950 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
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                  Living costs for Cardiff

                  • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
                    Living Costs

                  The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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