MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

Year of Entry 2024/25

Advanced Clinical Practice

Train to become an advanced clinical practitioner in a wide variety of healthcare settings.


100% of our graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £10,310 for the course
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? September 2024
January 2025

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Course summary

  • Develop your skills in decision-making, diagnostics, therapeutics, and clinical management.
  • Study in a vibrant and challenging learning environment.
  • Gain the knowledge, skills, competencies and professional behaviours required to function as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

This course is aimed at applicants who are training to become an advanced clinical practitioner in a wide variety of healthcare settings. It is intended for experienced healthcare professionals and for those wishing to formalise and develop their role as an advanced clinical practitioner.

How you learn

Your lecturer's view
Watch course leader Angela Banks talk about this course.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

Learning in multi-professional groups and being taught by a multi-professional teaching team creates a vibrant and challenging learning environment to enhance and extend your knowledge of working in transformational roles such as Advanced Clinical Practice.

You learn through

  • practical sessions
  • workshops
  • seminars

Course leaders and tutors

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Angie Banks
Senior Lecturer

Applied learning

Applied learning is the ethos at the heart of all Sheffield Hallam courses, meaning that you are given the opportunity to put your study into practice.

You'll be taught by professionals who are active in their field - so you'll get cutting edge, industry focused knowledge of your subject. You'll gain real-world skills through placements, workshops and live projects, often getting the opportunity to work with big global brands.

Work experience is also embedded into every year of the course, so you polish your workplace skills alongside building a solid knowledge of your subject. Applied learning means that when you do start work, you can dive in and make things happen.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as an advanced clinical practitioner in

  • emergency departments
  • specialist paramedics (emergency and urgent care)
  • trainee pharmacist
  • complex mental health needs in prison
  • chartered physiotherapist

Successful completion of this course will prepare you to seek an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) post or if already employed as a trainee ACP, to formalise this post with a nationally recognised academic qualification.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Entry requirements

All students

Normally an honours degree recognised in the UK, 2.2 or above in a related health care subject. If the applicant does not hold a first degree, they will be required to submit a piece of written work with their application demonstrating their ability to write to level 6 standard. If you do not meet the entry criteria please contact the course leader in advance of applying.

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Typically 3 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience in an appropriate field of practice.

You must be currently employed in a suitable practice setting and have an available supervisor who is able to undertake supervised clinical assessments.

A pre-agreement form is to be completed by the clinical manager, which confirms that the student will have an identified clinical supervisor. Applicants must provide written evidence in the form of a pre-course learning agreement that all parties,sponsoring managers, clinical mentors and students, are actively committed to supporting an advanced practice role.

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent..

Additional information for EU/International students

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Physical Assessment And Consultation Skills Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Non-Medical Prescribing Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Pathophysiology And Pharmacology For Advanced Management Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Pharmacist Independent Prescribing Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Contemporary Issues In Advancing Practice Credits: 15
Module: Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) Credits: 15
Module: Researching For Practice (Taught) Credits: 15
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Advanced Assessment, Formulation And Treatment Planning In Mental Health Credits: 30
Module: Advanced Interventions And Evaluation In Mental Health Credits: 15
Module: Advanced Prehospital, Emergency And Critical Care Credits: 30
Module: Advancing Paediatric Management: Improving Care In The Primary And Acute Sector Credits: 30
Module: Applied Law And Policy For People With Learning Disabilities, Including Autistic People With A Learning Disability Credits: 15
Module: Core Principles Of Paediatrics In Primary Care And The Acute Sector Credits: 30
Module: Evaluating Service Improvement Credits: 15
Module: Evidencing Your Cpd Credits: 15
Module: Evidencing Your Cpd Credits: 30
Module: Fundamentals Of Chest Radiographic Image Interpretation Credits: 15
Module: Fundamentals Of Musculoskeletal Radiographic Image Interpretation Credits: 15
Module: Inclusion And Approaches For People With Learning Disabilities, Including Autistic People With A Learning Disability Credits: 30
Module: Leadership In Adult Safeguarding Credits: 30
Module: Learning And Teaching For Practice Credits: 15
Module: Managing Long Term Conditions Credits: 30
Module: Managing The Acutely Unwell Patient Credits: 30
Module: Minor Illness Management Credits: 30
Module: Minor Injury Management Credits: 30
Module: Personalised Study Module Credits: 15
Module: Planning Service Improvement Credits: 15
Module: Work Based Learning For Service Development Credits: 15
Module: Work Based Learning For Service Development Credits: 30

Final year

Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Dissertation 45 Credits Credits: 45 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation 60 Credits Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £10,310 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£860 for 15 credits or £1,720 for 30 credits). The fee quoted on the online prospectus is for the whole course. Where a course is to be taken over more than one year, then the course fees are divided into annual fees through a financial calculation to which a rounding mechanism is applied.  This can sometimes mean that there is a nominal variation between the quoted fee from the prospectus and the fee charged to the student.    There are some circumstances in which a student taking a break in study or engaging in retakes may be charged an additional fee, which should be notified to them at the time.

If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

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This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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