M.Sc. On Campus

Advanced Clinical Practice

University of Northampton

36 months
2490 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Advanced Clinical Practice MSc programme offered at the University of Northampton aims to equip healthcare professionals with advanced clinical skills and knowledge needed to lead and develop complex evidence-based clinical decisions, whilst enhancing service delivery and improving health outcomes within Practice. 


Linked to the four pillars of ‘Advanced Practice’; clinical, education, leadership and research; students will also benefit from learning with specialists from a range of healthcare settings whilst ensuring patient safety and ethical practice.

Advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs) enhance capacity and capability within teams by supporting existing and more established roles. They improve clinical continuity, provide more patient-focused care, enhance the inter-professional team and help to provide safe, accessible and high-quality care for patients (HEE).

Also offered as:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Top Up)
  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

Throughout the programme there will be a commitment to the integration of research, evidence-based care, and skill development, as well as consideration of personal and professional experiences which you bring to the learning environment.


The programme requires you to complete skills based assessments within your specialist area. There are also opportunities to gain experience in alternate areas whilst completing the award.

In order for you to complete the full MScAdvanced Clinical Practice award at University of Northampton, you are required to successfully complete all compulsory modules and one of the designated modules.If you do not wish to complete the full programme you can exit with either a postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma in Advanced Clinical Practice if the compulsory modules have been completed.'


  • Work based learning opportunities.
  • Inter-professional learning.
  • Professional Body registration of Prescribing qualification.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Assessment and clinical Reasoning (Work-Based Leaning)
  • Diagnostic Reasoning for Practice
  • Nurse Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (NISP) Nursing and Midwifery Council 
  • Supplementary and Independent Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals 
  • Education and Influencing Others in Health Care
  • Professional Project

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants must be currently registered with a professional body (NMC/HCPC) and been registered for a minimum of 3 years.
  • To apply, you need to complete and submit the WBL Agreement form and the WBL manager letter with your online application.
  • A current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check will be required to access the Programme.

All applicants need to have:

  • An appropriate healthcare or bachelor’s degree with honours.
  • Must be employed within a health and social care related environment and be a UK registered healthcare professional
  • Those without a relevant bachelor’s degree must satisfy the University that by virtue of their professional standing, qualification and/or training that they are fit to register for, and to benefit them from, their proposed programme of study.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    2490 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2490 GBP per year during 36 months.


  • Year 2 : £2,475
  • Year 3 : £2,430

Living costs for Northampton

796 - 1510 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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