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MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Paediatrics)

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Paediatrics) / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Science
PgCert 1 year PgDip 2 years MSc 3 years
Entry requirements

We require a health professional qualification relevant to nursing or current registration with the relevant professional, statutory or equivalent regulatory body.

You must also hold a relevant honours first degree (Lower Second or above, or equivalent) from an approved higher education institution or evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience that the University accepts as qualifying you for entry.

Part-time students whose unit(s) have practical components also need written support from their employer to attend and complete any practice requirements.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
How to apply

 To apply for a course you will need to complete and submit our online application form. For information and guidance, see: How to apply

If you are self-funded or organisation-funded, you need to complete our application form . International applicants must apply online .

See the Application and selection section of this page for more information.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants To achieve the aims and individual clinical unit outcomes for this MSc, you will need to be able to reflect on your current/recent practice and demonstrate how your role can develop, enhance or propose change to patient care and service delivery.

When completing your application, please include the following in the 'Further Information' section of the application form:

  • the focus of your current/recent clinical practice and an overview of your role;
  • your areas of clinical interest and the units you are interested in studying.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

Advanced clinical practitioners are leaders in their specific field of practice. Working with other members of the multi-disciplinary team they manage episodes of clinical care. Our tailored course units have been developed to help you progress your career in this field.

You will study:

  • advanced paediatric anatomy and physiology;
  • advanced paediatric examination and assessment;
  • advanced clinical communication;
  • independent prescribing;
  • research design.

You will also complete a dissertation in an area associated to your career aims and job role.

Open days

You can find out more about this course and what it's like to study at Manchester by visiting us on a university open day .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,200 per 15 credits (£2,400 Dissertation)
    International students (per annum): £2,700 per 15 credits (£5,400 Dissertation)


Alumni Bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an Alumni Bursary of £1000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught Master's programmes in 2018. The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • graduated in 2017 or are graduating in 2018
  • hold a first class honours degree
  • have home or overseas fee status
  • are applying for full or part time study
  • are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the Alumni Bursary criteria so there is no application process.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 7605
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health