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Advanced Nursing Practice
MSc or PGDip or PGCert
We will prepare, support and develop you in your clinical role as a nurse with our MSc/PGDip/PGCert Advanced Nursing Practice.
Due to continuing developments in healthcare, some professionals must take greater responsibility for, and accountability in, developing service provision. Our course develops you in areas of responsibility such as:
As a nursing professional you will challenge your beliefs and understanding about healthcare. You’ll extend your knowledge and practice skills and engage in continuing professional and postgraduate academic development.
Our teaching staff are experienced in their specialist practice areas. They maintain excellent practice links locally or across the region.
You'll have access to state-of-the-art clinical skills simulation suites and resources. And we support multi and interprofessional learning and teaching.
With our excellent track record of employability and high levels of student satisfaction, our course will help you to invest in your employment prospects.
How to apply
You apply to this course directly to the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences via the online application portal. The course is HL73 Advanced Nursing Practice.
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Questions about fees?
Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
Financial support and scholarships
A limited number of scholarships are offered by Oxford Brookes University. Applicants who have been offered a place on this course are eligible to apply for the following scholarship:
John Henry Brookes Scholarship
The John Henry Brookes Scholarship is awarded to home/EU and international applicants for academic excellence. Each scholarship will be paid towards the tuition fee for a taught master's degree. The awards do not include a maintenance grant.
You may be eligible for funding or sponsorship to undertake the course through your LETB, your employer or another source. Funding for the research modules may be obtained from the NHSE Research Directive. Self-funding applicants are also welcome to apply.
All applicants will be required to provide details of their funding arrangements prior to enrolment on the course.
Learning and assessment
Your final award will depend on the number of modules you successfully complete.
At any one time you can study:
- one module (20 level 7 credits) or
- two modules (40 level 7 credits).
You will work towards the completion of one of the three academic award levels offered:
- PG Cert (3 modules worth 60 level 7 credits)
- PG Dip (6 modules worth 120 level 7 credits)
- MSc (9 modules worth 180 level 7 credits).
You will also have an opportunity to undertake modules from an approved ‘acceptable modules’ list from the postgraduate health care course portfolio.
We have a strong research profile. Our experienced researchers work in the following areas:
- cancer care
- children and families
- drugs and alcohol
- physical rehabilitation and enablement
- interprofessional education and collaborative practice.
Our researchers have won external research and consultancy contracts including grants, fellowships and studentships for NHS staff.
Our research staff collaborate with researchers from across Oxford Brookes University and from the Institute of Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, among others.
After you graduate
Students on the postgraduate programmes in Advanced Practice are employed in senior clinical roles in healthcare.
A number of past students have gained promotion to consultant or senior clinical management positions following their completion post graduate study in advanced practice.
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.