Postgraduate study

As a Russell Group university, our programmes bring together world-class research and cutting-edge facilities. Our brand new midwifery programme alongside our highly successful nursing programmes, are designed to meet the current demands of the rapidly-evolving healthcare system, giving you the skills, experience and knowledge to become effective, patient-focused healthcare leaders of the future.

Postgraduate programmes in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Degree Apprenticeship - Level 7

The Advanced Clinical Practice Degree Apprenticeship (Level 7) programme represents a new and exciting opportunity to gain an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice, supported by employers and funded by the Degree Apprenticeship Levy. The  programme facilitates the development of highly skilled registered allied health professionals, nurses and midwives to enable delivery of clinical practice to an advanced level within a variety of clinical specialities and practice areas.

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MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) Degree Apprenticeship - Level 7

The University also offers a specialist Advanced Clinical Practice (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) Degree Apprenticeship that integrates generic modules, including Advanced Physical Health Assessment and Advanced Clinical Decision Making, with specialty specific components including Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, and Continuing Professional Development and Mentored Practice. 

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Advanced Clinical Practice MSc/PGDip/PGCert

The Advanced Clinical Practice programme offers the opportunity for you, as a nurse, midwife or advanced health professional, to advance your practice through a selection of modules designed to enhance your ability to take on roles in advanced practice. Invaluable to your career progression it will enable you to lead and transform service delivery through research-informed clinical practice.

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Advanced Practice in Healthcare (International) MSc/PGDip/PGCert

The Advanced Practice in Healthcare (International) course is a multi-professional programme is designed to enable you to advance your practice and develop skills essential to the role of the advanced practitioner and clinical team leader. The opportunity to choose from a wide range of optional modules will allow you to explore and advance your specialist area of practice.

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Clinical Health Research MRes

The Clinical Health Research programme provides a first step in research training for health professionals currently working in clinical areas who want to develop a health-related research component with their career. You will undertake a research project and gain confidence in using research methods, project management and research governance.

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MSc Midwifery 

Our new MSc Midwifery programme has been developed in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 2019 Standards for Midwifery and is the ideal opportunity for current registered adult nurses to expand on their existing skills and knowledge, moving into the maternal care sector. You will undertake a shortened two-year route into practising midwifery via a blended learning approach whereby you will benefit from interprofessional learning opportunities providing you with the best possible training opportunities. In addition to the MSc in Midwifery, for learners who are currently employed in an appropriate clinical role, we now offer a Midwifery Degree Apprenticeship.

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MSc Nursing 

This two-year postgraduate programme leads to eligibility to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in either adult or mental health nursing. With a thorough grounding in concepts of health derived from the study of the biological and social sciences, professional studies and communication skills, you will develop the professional disciplinary knowledge and understanding of your preferred field of practice of nursing (adult or mental health). This is underpinned by the acquisition of the professional leadership and research skills you will need to practice and manage evidence-based person centered care as a registered nurse. 

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Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing (40-credit course)

The Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing course equips nurses, pharmacists, midwives, physiotherapists and podiatrists with the skills required to manage and prescribe for patients safely and effectively. The course is designed around the core principles of safe and effective prescribing practice for application across therapeutic areas and clinical specialities in a variety of settings. On successful completion, you will be awarded the Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing.

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Postgraduate programmes for nurses available in the wider College

Continuing Professional Development

From April 2016 all nurses and midwives in the UK have to go through the process of revalidation to maintain their registration with the NMC. Many of our modules within our programmes can be taken as short courses either with no academic accreditation for CPD purposes or with accreditation that can be counted at a later date. Find out more about revalidation.

You can try many of our modules as stand-alone modules for CPD or to try Masters level study before committing to a full programme. 

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