University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Advancing Practice (Nursing and Midwifery)

If you are a registered healthcare professional and you want to develop your career in clinical practice or service improvement, we can provide you with the framework. This course has a general route and a number of specialist routes, so you can focus on learning the skills you need for the challenges you face in your job. Leading academics, clinicians, service managers and service users contribute to the teaching. You will develop an impressive range of transferable skills including research appraisal, writing for publication and leadership skills.As a graduate of this course, you will be in a good position to develop your career in a clinical, managerial or educational role.

Entry requirements

A good degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent. The institute welcomes non-standard qualifications and will consider each application based on its merits and the requirements of the profession. You should be working in clinical practice. A relevant professional qualification is preferred but not essential. English language requirements:overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: concepts and context of advancing practice; evidence-based practice; methods of enquiry; leading practice; extended research study. Optional modules: advancing autonomous practice; advancing service development.

Assessment methods

Dissertation is by supervised tutorial. Each taught unit has an assessed written assignment. The final unit is an extended research project or literature review, leading to a dissertation or workplace study.

Sponsorship information

Studentships: If you already work with NHS patients in NHS Yorkshire and the Humber or East Midlands, funding may be available. Contact Tracey Moore for more information.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMedSci Full-time - 1 years
MMedSci Part-time - 2 years
PgCert Full-time - 6 months
PgCert Part-time - 12 months
Full-time - 9 months
Part-time - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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