MSc Advanced Critical Care Practitioner

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Practising critical care at an advanced level is a demanding and challenging role. We'll help you develop the skills and expertise you need to provide advanced critical care.

Already have an ARU degree? You may be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship for students starting postgraduate courses.

Alongside this, you'll transform your existing professional qualifications into an MSc in Advanced Critical Care Practitioner (ACCP), which is in line with the National Curriculum and syllabus for ACCP published by Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM). You'll be able to join this course if have been registered with a professional regulatory body and have the legislation to prescribe (such as NMC, HCPC or GPhC).

You'll learn alongside students with a particular interest in your chosen area of advanced practice. It's a great opportunity to learn from each other. Together, you'll explore and apply the current policies, laws and procedures that apply to advanced critical care practice. We'll encourage you to delve into all areas of this field to extend your knowledge as much as possible.

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Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.


Our MSc Advanced Critical Care Practitioner is a great way to develop your career, as it’ll provide you with the knowledge and skills to work at a higher level of critical care within your region.

You’ll also have the potential to take your career in alternative directions such as healthcare leadership, research or education.

Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a PhD programme at ARU. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.

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