Master Advancing Practice

University of Sheffield

Tuition fee:
  • € 5,800 / Year (EEA)
  • € 16,800 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time

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School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Our school is in the UK top ten for research. We provide you with the skills employers are looking for so you can move forward with your career.

About the course
1 year full time/ 2 years part time

If you are a health care professional who supports the advancement of others or develops services, this course is for you. It will build skills to meet real everyday challenges, with content that is stimulating and relevant to various advanced clinical or managerial roles.

You'll develop a deep knowledge of issues relating to advancing clinical practice to further your professional development. You can achieve your personal learning objectives through the dissertation, which will enhance your specialist knowledge base and clinical skills.

Develop skills that matter
Because we work closely with our partners in health and social care, your course will equip you with the skills employers are looking for. All our courses are research-led, shaped by local, national and international health and social care policy.

Our courses are informed by the latest research. They are designed to be flexible in order to meet the demands of a rapidly changing work environment.

We have strong links with other health departments at the University, including the School for Health and Related Research (ScHARR), the Department of Sociological Studies, the Medical School, as well as the Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing (SISA) and the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth.

Our research focuses on three themes: Children, Young People and Families; Workforce and Practice Development; Supportive Care in Later life. Youll benefit from our international collaborative links with universities in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia.


Core modules
* Concepts and Context of Advancing Practice
* Evidence-Based Practice
* Methods of Enquiry
* Leading Practice
* Extended research study

Optional modules
* Advancing Autonomous Practice
* Advancing Service Development

* Lectures
* Seminars
* Small group work
* Clinical instruction
* Specialist sessions with expert speakers

Research modules are delivered by experienced research staff.

* Written assignments
* Extended research project or
* Literature review
* Dissertation or
* Workplace study


Entry Requirements
Good first degree or equivalent. Applicants with other qualifications or relevant experience are encouraged to contact Dr Mark Hayter (see 'Contact' below).
We encourage entrants with non-standard qualifications and will consider each application in the light of its merit and the requirements of the profession. A relevant professional qualification is preferred but not essential.

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to take a suitable test, such as IELTS, minimum score 6.5; TOEFL, minimum score 575, plus a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English, or minimum 232 in the computer-based TOEFL.

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)

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