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 program. 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
In 2016, 98.6% of postgraduates from the School of Health Sciences who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £25,082 with the highest being £61,000*.
*Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates who were available for work, 2015/16. 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 (eg. clinical specialists, advanced practitioners, modern matrons), universities (eg. lecturers and senior academics, lecturer practitioners, researchers) and in private practice.
Career prospects and employability
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.
Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service.
Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.
* The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research.