M.Sc. On Campus

Advanced Nursing Practice

Ulster University

24 months
14910 GBP/year
6270 GBP/year
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Advanced Nursing Practice from Ulster University is designed to equip students to develop a career as an advanced nurse practitioner.


Advanced Nursing Practice from Ulster University is aimed at students who wish to develop a career as an advanced nurse practitioner. It is underpinned by the Advanced Nursing Practice Framework for Northern Ireland (DoH 2016). This co-produced programme has been designed to equip registered experienced nurses with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and competencies to make a meaningful contribution to patient care in a safe and professional manner.


The unique commissioning arrangement within Northern Ireland means that students undertaking the MSc Advanced Nursing Practice are commissioned by their employer to a Band 7 Advanced Nurisng Practice Trainee post. On successful completion of this course, they are eligible to apply for a Band 8a Advanced Nursing Practitioner post. Graduates of this course are also eligible to apply for PhD study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Methods in Research and Development in Health and Social Care
  • Transforming Practice Through Person-Centred Collective Leadership
  • Advanced Nursing Practice in Primary Care 
  • Advanced Nursing Practice in Adult Medicine and Older People Care 1
  • Advanced Nursing Practice in Children's Nursing 
  • Managing key emergency respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and trauma presentations
  • Advanced Nursing Practice in Mental Health 
  • Assessing and Managing People Presenting to Emergency Care with less common conditions

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will have a degree [with at least 2ii Honours standard] or equivalent or demonstrate their ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. 
  • Have live registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in a relevant field of practice
  • Have successfully completed a non-medical prescribing / nurse and midwife prescribing (v300) course 
  • Provide confirmation of an Access NI check within the last three years
  • Have agreement of their employing organisation to ensure that appropriate governance arrangements are in place
  • Provide confirmation of the availability of an appropriately qualified clinical practice supervisor
  • English Language Requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14910 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14910 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6270 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6270 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • The fees indicated are for full-time study.
  • The price of your overall programme will be determined by the number of modules in the relevant academic year.


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