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MSc/PGDip/PGCert Advanced Practice in Healthcare

The Advanced Practice in Healthcare programme from University of Birmingham is aimed at healthcare professionals from a variety of clinical backgrounds from across the globe with a range of skills who want to develop their research skills and clinical expertise.

Quick Facts

Duration: 1 year (Full-time)
2-3 years (Part-time)
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: £26,640 per year (Full-time)
£13,320 per year (Part-time)
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

This Advanced Practice in Healthcare programme from University of Birmingham will enable you to advance your practice and develop skills essential to the role of the advanced practitioner and clinical team leader.

This multi-professional programme will allow you to explore and advance your specialist area of practice. You will benefit from the knowledge provided by experienced clinical academics and researchers. There are opportunities to choose from a wide range of optional modules to fit with your specialist area. Theoretical and practical sessions are delivered in world-class learning facilities.

Courses included:

  • Creating and Applying Evidence
  • Health Service Management
  • Teaching and learning for healthcare professionals
  • Mixed Methods
  • Improvement and Innovation
  • Principles of Advanced Clinical Decision Making
  • Dissertation

“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”

Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology

Why study this course?

This programme is based on the successful MSc Advanced Clinical Practice providing high quality teaching and research skills to overseas, non NHS students.

We offer a combination of academic theory and practical teaching on topics of global interest and relevance to healthcare employers.

We focus on developing the mind and encouraging you to exchange ideas in order to promote stimulating debate.

Our excellent, interdisciplinary teaching is led by world-leading research and teaching staff.

The PGCert award is an excellent asset for UK healthcare professionals whose post or promotion requires leadership skills.


  • The applicant should normally hold an honours degree in their clinical field of practice
  • Applicants will need to demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at Masters level
  • The applicant must have at least 12 months clinical experience post qualification

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