City, University of London

City, University of London

Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Nurse Practitioner)

This course offers advanced level practice for nurse practitioners who provide direct care to patients, clients, service users or populations. Students gain the skills and knowledge in the areas of clinical and direct care practice; leadership and collaborative practice; improving quality and developing practice and developing self and others (Department of Health, Advanced Level Practice, November 2010). Nurses learn to work as expert autonomous practitioners within all fields of healthcare. The course equips students with the contemporary theoretical skills, knowledge and professional skills for advanced practice. It develops skills in research and applied data analysis as well as a deeper understanding of health and social care settings and the role of an advanced nurse practitioner.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution. Applicants without a degree may be considered on the basis of professional experience and/or at the discretion of the programme director. Applicants should be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council or a similar professional/statutory body with two years' relevant clinical experience and currently working in a healthcare setting. Relevant work experience, combined with a demonstrable ability to study at degree level, will also be considered.

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis; critical approaches to advanced practice; plus optional modules.

Assessment methods

Assessment strategies include coursework, examinations, reports, seminar presentations, portfolios, skills schedules and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs). Students may be expected to take part in formative assessment activities during the modules in addition to the summative assessments for each module.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

Key information

School of Health Sciences
Telephone number: 
020 7040 5790