University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Advanced Professional and Clinical Practice

The programme is designed to enable students to adapt and develop new skills and roles throughout their professional lives, including clinicians preparing for independent specialist roles and other healthcare practitioners looking to progress into advanced practice roles. Designed to be flexible, the programme can be completed over a period of up to five years and offers professional pathways in areas such as nursing, medicine, general practice, surgery and medical imaging. Applicants with sufficient qualifications and/or experience may be allowed to claim accredited prior learning to give partial exemption from some of the module content. This could include Royal College postgraduate examinations for medical trainees or advanced practice certification for nurses. The focus of the early modules will be on improving patients� outcomes through leadership, management, understanding and engagement with health services research and leading change for quality enhancement and patient safety. The main learning will be in areas that can be considered core capabilities and transferable skills. Following this, students will be able to undertake a range of modules relevant to their specific area.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Relevant clinical or professional experience may be taken into consideration as evidence of equivalency.

Course modules

Themes within modules will include: clinical complexity; clinical skills for advanced professional practice; clinical education; core concepts and paradigms of health services research; evaluating evidence; health service research; implementation science; leadership and management; professional skills and organisational resilience; public health (economics/and health protection); quality improvement; research and project design.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,250 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

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Healthcare and Medicine
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