MSc(MedSci)/PgDip/Pg On Campus

Advanced Practice in Health Care

University of Glasgow

12 months
23950 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Advanced Practice in Health Care programme of the University of Glasgow is designed for the growing number of health care professionals wishing to work in clinical leadership or extended roles in clinical practice in the UK.


Why this programme

  • With the Advanced Practice in Health Care programme of the University of Glasgow students become involved in lifelong learning whilst adapting to the dynamic care environment and supporting quality care delivery.
  • Close involvement of NHS clinical staff in the planning and delivery of courses ensures that the programme is current and relevant.
  • The themes offered link closely with the pre-registration undergraduate programme offered at the University as well as being developed in conjunction with local clinical need.
  • Build transferable skills along with the ability to lead and innovate in the healthcare sector.

Career prospects

This programme meets the demand for the preparation of both specialist and advanced healthcare practitioners.

Research, education and management roles within the healthcare sector and the NHS are where career opportunities lie, with a number of past students completing PhDs in nursing and healthcare.

Many graduates from this programme work within the NHS in Scotland but some have obtained roles in hospitals in Europe and Asia.

Graduates' job titles include, for example:

  • clinical lead nurse
  • staff nurse
  • advanced nurse practitioner
  • occupational therapist
  • senior research nurse

Some graduates have also gained roles in academia in the UK, North America and Asia, for example:

  • teaching assistant
  • lecturer
  • college instructor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applying Research Approaches in Health Care
  • Research Approaches in Health Care
  • Education for Professional Practice
  • Global Health Challenges
  • Informing Practice Through the Evidence Base
  • Leadership in Contemporary Health Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a relevant professional degree, normally a good Honours degree or equivalent, and two years' experience post-qualification
  • You are required to provide one reference and a full degree transcript with your application
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Work experience

Two years' experience post-qualification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK Part-time fee: £1,056 per 20 credits

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 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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