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This flexible Advanced Practice course from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is designed to develop and enhance skills that are required to become an advanced practitioner. It is suitable for experienced health and social care practitioners who are currently functioning as advanced practitioners or who are developing towards this level of autonomous practice.

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In developing this Advanced Practice course from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) , the Department has collaborated with members from a range of professions with varying roles in organisations including service managers, practitioners and educationalists.

Study facilities

The Department is superbly equipped with an extensive range of teaching and learning resources. The Library on the Glenside Campus is one of the best health care libraries in England with a huge selection of books, journals, and audio-visual materials including access to specialist health and social care software packages.

Information technology provision is in the form of multimedia laboratories, smart boards, innovative projects such as 'multicasting' to deliver teaching material and various health and social care databases enabling students to carry out searches of available literature relating to topics of interest.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health and Social Care Research and Research Methodologies
  • Dissertation OR Evidencing Work Based Learning

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You will be required to apply for each module, whether you are studying for the full Master's course or individual modules as CPD. 




180 alternative credits
  • Postgraduate Certificate - 60 credits
  • Postgraduate Diploma - 120 credits
  • MSc  - 180 credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Successful applicants to a postgraduate programme will normally have an honours degree or its equivalent in a relevant subject area.

Additionally, applicants will require the following:

  • Registered on the NMC or HCP.
  • Evidence that their current level of practice forms a pre-requisite stage required for advanced practice
  • Evidence of support from practice for the student to develop in or towards an advanced practice role

Students entering the programme will be assessed against each modules to meet the needs of the individual and learning outcomes.


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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