Master Advancing Practice

University of Sheffield | Sheffield, United Kingdom
We all put our trust in the healthcare professionals who take care of us and our loved ones. Those professionals trust Sheffield to deliver the kind of training they need. Because we work so closely with our partners in health and social care, you can be confident that a postgraduate course here will make a positive difference to your working life. All our courses are research-led, shaped by local, national and international policy. They’re designed to be flexible, to meet your needs.

Description of Advancing Practice


About the course

This course is for health care professionals who develop services or support the advancement of others. It’s relevant to various advanced clinical or managerial roles.

We teach you the skills to meet everyday challenges. You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of issues relating to advancing clinical practice. You set personal learning objectives and achieve them through a dissertation, which will enhance your knowledge base and clinical skills.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee

The annual fee for Home/EU students starting in 2015 is £5750.00.

Not specified
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Core modules
  • Concepts and Context of Advancing Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Methods of Enquiry
  • Leading Practice
  • Extended Research Study
Optional modules
Optional modules can be chosen from any post graduate modules available within the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Optional modules are negotiated on an individual basis.
  • Lectures, seminars, small group work and clinical instruction
  • Specialist sessions with expert speakers
  • Research modules are delivered by experienced research staff
  • Dissertation is by supervised tutorial

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
CAE score
180(Grade C)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Advancing Practice

Entry Requirements

You'll need a good degree or equivalent. We welcome non-standard qualifications and will consider each application based on its merits and the requirements of the profession.

You should be working in clinical practice. We prefer you to have a relevant professional qualification but it’s not essential. If you have other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact Tracey Moore for advice.

Work Experience for Advancing Practice

No work experience is required.

More Information

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.