M.Sc. On Campus

Advanced Clinical Practice (PGCert, PGDip)

23 months
15462 GBP/year
11484 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Advanced Clinical Practice (PGCert, PGDip) from University of Brighton offers an exciting opportunity to become an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) . This course is open to experienced registered healthcare professionals wishing to advance their career at masters level.


Advanced Clinical Practice (PGCert, PGDip) from University of Brighton supports health professionals, who are taking on the role of ACP, from multi-professional backgrounds such as physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy, paramedic science, midwifery and nursing in both primary and secondary settings. 

Advanced clinical practice is an evolving level of practice enabling experienced senior staff working in the NHS and other healthcare organisations to develop their role or innovate their practice.

The course team is multi-professional and provides specialist and advanced knowledge to students, while supporting them closely through partnerships with employers and mentors in practice.


Successfully completing our accredited programme will enable you to join Health Education England’s Centre of Advancing Practice Practitioner's Directory.

The course develops the advanced clinical practitioner in generalist and specialist skills, and knowledge so that the ACP is able to assess, treat, refer or discharge a range of patients in their care. Advanced physical assessment, diagnostic, therapeutic skills and knowledge are developed through taught and work-based learning.

You should expect the full support of your employer to progress your career to either an ACP role or consultant.


The course is accredited by the Centre for Advancing Practice and aligned to Health Education England’s Multi-professional Framework (MPF) for England covering the four pillars of advanced practice.

Programme Structure

Core modules:

  • Managing Complexity in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Adult Advanced Physical Assessment, Pathophysiology and Clinical Decision-making
  • Child Advanced Physical Assessment, Pathophysiology and Clinical Decision-making
  • Independent Prescribing
  • Leading Advanced Practice
  • Research dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 23 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Generally there's no deadline for applying for a postgraduate course at Brighton.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants should:

  • be registered with an appropriate professional healthcare body in the UK (for example, HCPC, NMC, RCOT) and should normally have a minimum of three years post-registration experience.
  • be working for a minimum of 15 hours a week in a trainee ACP or ACP role with the backing of your employer or manager. Applicants are normally required to attend an interview.
  • normally hold a first degree. Applicants who have 60 or more level-6 credits or a non-honours degree meet the requirements if all 60 credits have been awarded in the last five years, otherwise they would normally be expected to demonstrate their ability to study at this level by completing a level-7 module before enrolment

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15462 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15462 GBP per year during 23 months.
  • National

    11484 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11484 GBP per year during 23 months.

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 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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