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University of Worcester

Worcester , Worcestershire ,United Kingdom


The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) supports registered healthcare practitioners in their continued professional development to Masters Level, focusing on their role, sector and specialist area in line with the NHSE (2017) Multi-professional Advanced Clinical Practice framework. At the beginning of the course, students will identify their own learning needs in collaboration with their Clinical Supervisor, Manager and Personal Academic Tutor to create an individualised route through the programme that builds on their existing knowledge, skills and experience, whilst enabling achievement of competence and capability at the level of an Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

Students can choose to develop more specialist competencies (e.g. College of Emergency Medicine ACP competencies) through the Negotiated Learning Module; or can apply to transfer existing Level 7 credits from modules congruent with their clinical specialism, through the Recognition of Prior Learning route in place of the Negotiated Learning module. Students completing this course will be able to lead and support advanced clinical practice, facilitating change in patient and service outcomes.

This course can also be studied via an apprenticeship route.  The Advanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship (ACPA) has been designed to meet both the National Masters Degree Apprenticeship Standard and the Multi-professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England (NHSE 2017).  It offers an opportunity for health and social care employers to identify and develop expertise and talent throughout their organisations equipping practitioners with the skills, values and behaviours to develop their advanced role or innovate services.  For more information regarding the ACPA Apprenticeship route, including the entry requirements, employer support and job requirements, please make contact via the ‘Get in Touch’ details at the bottom of this page.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

With more than 1,000 people employed in a range of jobs, the University of Worcester is more a community than a workplace. 

You'll join a positive and enthusiastic group of people continually driven to improve the university experience for our students. We also know that people have commitments outside their job, so we provide a working environment that allows you to achieve the right work-life balance.

Working at Worcester
At Worcester, diversity is the key to creativity. Our inclusive culture, friendly university community and dedication to impactful academic endeavour make the University of Worcester an enjoyable and highly rewarding place to work.

Our culture is characterised by the same commitment to diversity and inclusion that underpins our work in all areas of university life. Worcester is the number one university in the UK for gender pay equality, is consistently outstanding on environmental sustainability and committed to becoming the most inclusive employer we can be. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident employer, and a signatory to the Mindful Employer charter.

About the University
The University of Worcester is a thriving engine of opportunity with a global reputation for inclusion and innovation. Our maxim, ‘Inspired for Life’ is at the heart of what we're about. We aim to support students and staff across all our academic schools to succeed in their chosen career - we motivate them to use the skills that they develop to build a better world. In practice this means an institutional commitment to inclusion, democracy, social benefit, and the transformative power of higher education.

Whilst excellence in learning, teaching and research remain at the centre of everything we do, our strategic plan sets out a vision to combine this with strong principles and the enduring human values of inclusion, community and equality of opportunity.  

Our Graduates go on to pursue exciting and diverse careers which span a vast variety of employment sectors, countries and individual futures.

We know that, regardless of the career you chose, future employers will want evidence of your expertise and the individual personal qualities which make you the best candidate. Our courses are relevant, based on current research and our assessments are designed to hone your practical and transferable skills where possible. Thanks to our close links with local employers, we are able to offer a range of work experience, volunteering, extra extra-curricular activities and internship opportunities.

Just a few of our recent graduate careers include: Performance Analysis for a British Paralympic Squad, enhancing global education and teacher training in India, Nursing and Teaching. Our employment statistics speak for themselves with 94.6% of Worcester graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020).

We are also in the top 10 for ‘Sustained employment with or without further study’ in the most recent Longitudinal Educational Outcomes data, which looks at employment rates 1 year (9th), 3 years (9th) and 5 years (8th) after graduation.

Careers support
Our Careers and Employability Service are based in the Peirson Study and Guidance Centre.  They offer in-depth support to current students and graduates including leavers toolkits, career planning sessions, CV and cover letter advice and application guides.

The myCareer service is the online home for all things Careers & Employability related and allows students, staff and graduates to book appointments, attend events, workshops and Careers Fairs, search for jobs and unlock different levels of the Worcester Award.

In order to help you determine the best learning environment for you, the Careers and Employability Service offer free psychometric tests to determine your learning styles, your career interests and your readiness to enter employment. They can support you to gain relevant experience, practice aptitude tests and maximise your potential for future employers.

Many students have opportunities to take placements or work project modules as part of their degree which further equips you for post-graduate employment. For Business School students, this might include a paid placement year in an area relevant to your future career goals. 

PSW Opportunity

2 years PSW

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Pass the Indian Bachelor degree with a minimum of 55% (50% from the University of Delhi) or higher, with a minimum IELTS of 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent.

TOEFL iBT/TOEFL Home Edition

86 with no less than:
Listening 17
Reading 18
Speaking 20
Writing 17

Pearson PTE Academic

58, with no less than 42 in each component

Cambridge CAE: Certificate in Advanced English

Score of 176 overall or above with no less than 160 in each section, equivalent to CEFR C score 

Cambridge CPE: Certificate in Proficiency in English

Test at C1 level (minimum 180 points)

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 43200 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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