Advanced Practice in Healthcare MSc/PGDip/PGCert

  • Programme duration:   Part-time: 3-6 years
  • Programme start: Autumn 2021
  • Entry requirements: 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent in a health or social care related subject, or an appropriate health or social care professional qualification with at least 2 years of post-qualification professional practice experience.
Advanced Practice in Healthcare msc

Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements for UK applicants is a 2:2 Honours degree in a health or social care related subject from an accepted UK University or other Institute of Higher Education; or its international equivalent, as recognised by NARIC and/or by the University’s International Recruitment Office. Applications from candidates with an appropriate health or social care professional qualification, who have at least two years of post-qualification professional practice experience, are also eligible to apply. Accreditation of prior learning may be considered to a maximum of a third of the credits for the award. 

The course is suitable for Junior Doctors, Allied Health professionals and nurses, therefore appropriate degree qualifications associated with these professions. Applications from nurses and allied health professionals who do not have a degree, but have a diploma qualification, together with post registration professional experience, and evidence of post registration study will also be considered.

International qualifications

Applications from overseas/ international students are welcome.  International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

English language qualifications

All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see for English Language requirements specific to your country.

If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes.  Please see the English Language Centre website for further information about these programmes;

If you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at

IELTSOverall 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component)
TOEFL iBT100, with no element lower than 22
International BaccalaureateStandard Level (Grade 6)
Hong Kong use of English AS levelB
INDIA Standard XII75% or above from Central and Metro State Boards
Cambridge ProficiencyB

Please be advised that TOEFL is no longer classified by UK Visas and Immigration as a Secure English Language Test (SELT). However, at the current time the university is continuing to accept TOEFL, at the required level, for entry on to Undergraduate and Postgraduate academic programmes.