Teesside University

Teesside University

Advanced Clinical Practice

You study the core aspects of advanced practice relevant to your clinical speciality. You develop evidence-based approaches to advanced clinical skills. You also engage with a core set of modules to develop critical academic skills at master's level. These culminate in a dissertation of your design. The course is inter-disciplinary in approach and provides a choice of modules to study in your own area of practice, while developing core transferable skills relevant to advanced clinical practice. The course develops key transferable skills relevant to advanced clinical practice. The themes include the development of advanced clinical decision-making skills, the ability to develop research-informed practice, the development of autonomous advanced practice and leadership skills. This course will enable you to undertake an academic journey of personal and professional development in a supportive, student-centred environment. Your previous experience will provide the platform on which you will develop as an independent practitioner who can work autonomously taking professional responsibility for your own standards of practice and those of others within a global context. We use a variety of approaches to teaching including learning sets, e-learning@tees, formal lectures and seminars. You can opt for a traditional taught approach, a distance-learning route or a mix of both. Clinical skills modules use a hands-on practical approach. You focus on an area of interest that you can develop in subsequent modules, such as advancing practice and/or the research dissertation.

Entry requirements

Applicants should be registered healthcare professionals with an honours degree (2.2 classification or above). If applicants intend to study some clinical modules, it may be necessary to discuss more specific entry requirements with the programme/pathway leader. Applications are encouraged from international students. Applicants who do not have English as their 1st language are expected to demonstrate English proficiency at IELTS score 6.0 or above.

Course modules

Year 1 evidence-based practice and 2 pathway optional modules; year 2; designing research projects; plus 1 pathway optional modules and one optional module; year 3; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessments can be either summative or formative.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384176