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Advanced Clinical Practice, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #154 (QS) ,
This programme aims to prepare clinicians from a variety of professions to undertake advanced practice roles, through facilitating your capability to extend your competence to advanced practitioner level.


This innovative MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice, developed in collaboration with health care professionals, is designed to prepare clinicians from a variety of professions to undertake advanced practice roles.

Modern healthcare practice has seen traditional professional boundaries change to reflect the demands of national healthcare policy, the scope of practice and patient needs. Increasingly, advanced practitioners in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions have to be prepared both academically and clinically to deliver complex care traditionally delivered by doctors.

This course aims to extend your competence to advanced practitioner level through education, clinical experience and support from a Designated Supervising Medical Practitioner (DSMP).

The MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice is a four-year, part-time programme, and is made up of 180 credits, including five taught modules of up to 30 credits each, plus the Advanced Clinical Practice Portfolio (60 credits).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Science of Performance and Injury in Sport
  • Assessment and Treatment of Sports Injuries
  • Sport and Exercise Participation, Inter-Disciplinary Management and Injury Prevention
  • Clinical Competence in Mammography
  • Introduction to Image Appreciation and Evaluation

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Part-time
                    • Average part-time duration 48 months
                    • Intensity Flexible
                  • Credits
                    180 ECTS
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  You need the following IELTS score:

                  • Minimum required score:


                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                  General Requirements

                  To gain a place on the MSc, you will need:

                  • Current registration with the relevant professional/regulatory body.
                  • An undergraduate Honours degree or equivalent.
                  • Extensive experience within the specialised area of clinical practice, demonstrating abilities in clinical, research, leadership and management fields which would normally be achieved through at least five years post-registration clinical practice.
                  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
                  • Enhanced up-to-date DBS disclosure.

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    18980 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 18980 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                  • National

                    8950 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 8950 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                  Living costs for Cardiff

                  • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
                    Living Costs

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


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