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University of Gloucestershire
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Advanced Professional Practice MSc

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Full Time
Course length
2 Years
Campus
Oxstalls, Gloucester
UCAS Code
N/A

Course overview

The MSc Advanced Professional Practice (APP) runs parallel to the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) and has been designed to meet the academic and clinical practice development needs of practitioners from a range of health, social care and allied health services professions.

We’ll encourage you to look beyond your professional field to theory from a range of other disciplines – including sociology, philosophy, psychology and the law. You’ll gain the tools to challenge embedded norms and have an in-depth awareness of local, national and international issues which may impact upon your advanced professional practice. Through a range of compulsory and optional modules, you’ll accomplish competent and confident inquiry that will underpin your future evidence-based and advanced practice.

We recognise you may already have a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (including clinically focused level 7 modules from the University of Gloucestershire and other universities), but not yet had the opportunity to register for a full Master’s level award.
You’ll have the potential to transfer credit into the programme providing a coherent route to completing an MSc Advanced Professional Practice.

A range of learning and teaching methods are used across the MSc Advanced Professional Practice. University-based contact days will engage methods such as practical skills sessions; seminar discussions; service-user led sessions; enquiry and problem-based learning; key-note lectures; student led seminars; critical incident reviews and tutorials. Teaching and learning will also be consolidated by a range of on-line provision such as recommended reading; quizzes; discussion forums; clinical scenarios.

  • Our ‘Moodle’ virtual learning environment is used to support learning.
  • You can undertake ‘standalone’ modules after discussion with the Academic Course Leader.
  • Each 15 CAT module requires 5 university contact days, 9.15am – 16.15pm, which are spaced across the duration of the module.

You can study the modules and components of this programme and Advanced Clinical Practice as short courses. This allows you to study postgraduate modules one at a time, on a flexible study option, while working as a UK healthcare professional.

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Entry requirements

    • To study this course you must be a registered UK healthcare professional from any discipline with a track record of delivering high-quality healthcare and having a positive impact on clinical practice. Ideally, you will be working in a band 7 level clinical post, however, we will also consider clinicians working in band 6 posts with appropriate experience and clinical impact. You should also demonstrate that you have a robust, significant and appropriately varied clinical practice experience.

      You should be employed in a relevant professional role with full employer support and agreement from a suitable UK workplace clinical mentor for the duration of the course to oversee the transition into an advanced practitioner.

      Students should demonstrate aspiration and desire to enhance patient experience and outcomes with innovative healthcare solutions.

    • You should hold at least a  2.2 Bachelors degree with honours.

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Students usually support themselves through a postgraduate loan, private savings, family support or sponsorship from an employer. For advice and guidance on your funding options, contact the Money Advice team at moneyadvice@glos.ac.uk or call 01242 714535.

UoG graduates receive 15% off postgraduate tuition fees. Terms apply.

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Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester £8,075 £17,100
Jan 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester £8,075 £17,100
Sep 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester TBC TBC
Jan 2026 Oxstalls, Gloucester TBC TBC

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At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

96% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply**

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Build your qualification with modules from this programme

If you’re a UK healthcare professional, you can study modules from this programme as stand-alone short courses and use them towards your continuing professional development. Study around your work and home commitments and gain credits that could count towards the full MSc.

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