King's College London

Course Introduction

Advanced Clinical Practice is for experienced healthcare practitioners in hospital and community settings. The course builds on your existing skills and experience to enable you to lead and support the development and delivery of advanced clinical practice. Module outcomes are mapped against the Knowledge and Skills Framework and the NHS England Advanced Clinical Practice framework so NHS employees can identify learning to support career progression.

Course Modules

Courses are divided into modules, and students on this course take modules totalling MSc: 180 credits, PG Dip: 120 credits and PG Cert: 60 credits.

Required Modules

There is one core module:

Advanced Assessment Skills for Non'Medical Practitioners (30 credits)

MSc students are also required to take:

Quality Improvement Dissertation (60 credits)

Please note that the dissertation can only be undertaken when students have completed 120 credits and achieved an average of 55% or above in their modules.

Optional Modules

In addition, students take 90 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

Prescribing (60 credits)

Advanced Practice Clinical Portfolio (15 credits)

Developing Professional Leadership (15 credits)

Applied Pathophysiology in Advanced Practice (15 credits)

Students will be permitted to take additional credits up to the maximum allowed by regulations. The inclusion of a particular optional module in a named pathway is subject to the approval of the pathway leader. These modules can be taken from another faculty at King’s College London. These modules can be taken in any order.

These modules can be taken in any order. King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up'to'date, innovative and relevant programmes of study

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Part Time
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

Qualifications required:

  • Max three years.
  • You must normally be working in a practice role, which involves regular patient/client contact. The College cannot arrange clinical placements. Applicants should be working in an appropriate care setting and/or post for the duration of the programme and have a minimum two years’ clinical experience as a qualified practitioner.
  • Academic Requirements:
  • The normal entry requirement for graduate study is a Bachelor's degree with minimum 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent).
  • Applicants with other backgrounds or qualifications, including those without a first degree, can be considered: if you do not meet the normal entry requirements or you have only the minimum academic standard you should pay particular attention in preparing your supporting statement and CV to ensure that you draw attention to evidence of potential success at graduate level. This might include publications, preparation of substantial reports or active participation in service development initiatives or funded research.