MSc Advanced Practice (Clinical)

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Extend your knowledge and develop the skills and expertise you need to provide a high level of clinical autonomy in advanced clinical practice.

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The Centre for Advancing Practice

This programme is accredited by Health Education England’s Centre for Advancing Practice.

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

As a healthcare professional, studying our MSc Advanced Practice (Clinical) will enable you to expand your scope of practice.

Our postgraduate course will take you through the four pillars of advanced practice. You’ll explore clinical practice, education, research and leadership and learn how to apply these to a higher level of contemporary and autonomous clinical practice in your field, such as nursing, allied health and pharmacy.

Alongside this, you’ll transform your existing academic qualifications into a Masters degree accredited by Health Education England’s Centre for Advancing Practice.

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Outstanding student support

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 Practice (Clinical) 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 clinical practice within your region.

It’ll equip you to remain in clinical practice, whether this is primary or secondary care.

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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