Typically applicants are experienced clinical staff – you may already have the title 'practitioner' or be in a developmental position. Either way this course is a real investment in your career, giving you the opportunity to advance your practice and widen your career opportunities.
"The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice is a multi-professional health care programme that will develop you as a skilled practitioner in order to lead service transformation through advanced clinical assessment, clinical reasoning and decision making. You are taught by experts in their field who are passionate about advanced practice. Students find the course challenging but transformational and appreciate the opportunity to develop the clinical knowledge and understanding that leads to enhanced decision making skills, ensuring high quality, safe and effective patient centred care." Ruth Pearce, Course Director
“The Advanced Clinical Practice MSc provided me with the clinical knowledge and skills to undertake a role in advanced clinical practice in emergency medicine. Learning through simulation coupled with the expertise of the educators allowed me to gain competence in the clinical skills needed to work as an ACP.” James Pratt, graduate
"If you are a clinically focused clinician, as I am, other courses just don’t provide the weight of clinical practice and development seen on this one." Mark Grenville, graduate
“We have a team of 21 Advanced Clinical Practitioners in the Emergency Department at Nottingham University Hospitals, all graduates from the MSc programme. The MSc programme has consistently given us graduates who are clinically competent and ready to work as advanced clinical practitioners.” James Pratt, Lead for ACP in an Emergency Department
Average starting salary and career progression
100% of postgraduates from the School of Health Sciences secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The median starting salary was £32,000*
* Known destinations of full-time UK postgraduates who were available for employment, 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Recent graduates have gone on to work for NHS trusts (such as clinical specialists, advanced practitioners, modern matrons), universities (such as lecturers and senior academics, lecturer practitioners, researchers) and in private practice.
Careers support and advice
We offer individual careers support for all postgraduate students whatever your course, mode of study or future career plans.
You can access our Careers and Employability Service during your studies and after you graduate. Expert staff will help you research career options and job vacancies, build your CV or résumé, develop your interview skills and meet employers.
More than 1,500 employers advertise graduate jobs and internships through our online vacancy service. We host regular careers fairs, including specialist fairs for different sectors.