M.Sc. On Campus Online

Advanced Clinical Practice

University of Cumbria

36 months
4000 GBP/year
2595 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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If you’re a nurse or allied health professional wanting to boost your career, our flexible distance learning Advanced Clinical Practice program at University of Cumbria will see you enhance your qualifications and further your career opportunities.


Our Royal College of Nursing accredited Advanced Clinical Practice program at University of Cumbria will develop your knowledge and skills in: health assessment, diagnostic reasoning, clinical decision-making and leadership – all you need to bolster your CV and climb the career ladder.

We’ve designed our programme to conveniently fit around your job and busy lifestyle, so you can learn at your own pace.

And, if you’re a Non-Medical Prescribing nurse and successfully complete this course, you’ll be automatically entered onto the Royal College of Nursing credentialing database.


You'll have enhanced employment opportunities as an advanced practitioner, including senior roles in your chosen field of healthcare. Your qualification will also help towards studying at Mphil/PhD level to continue your professional development.


Accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Clinical Consultation: Embedding Theory into Practice 
  • Clinical Decision Making: Improving Outcomes in Complex Patients 
  • Analysing Research and Evidence to Inform and Advance Clinical Practice 
  • Work Place Learning in Clinical Practice 
  • Work Place Learning for Advanced Clinical Practice 
  • Leadership for Improving Health Outcomes 
  • Developing Innovation in Advanced Clinical Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree.

Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course, please contact the Enquiry Centre for further details. 

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) may be considered for relevant prior learning at the same academic level.

Selection criteria
  • Applicants must be on the NMC Nursing Register /Health Professionals Council Register or its equivalent, and have regular access to an advanced practice environment.
  • Nurse Practitioner (RCN approved courses only) graduates will be exempt from the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE). This will be dealt with via the University APL procedures.
  • Applicants will have 3 years (pro rata) experience in their clinical field.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2595 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7785 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.

Living costs for Lancaster

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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