The MSc Advanced Practice in Healthcare (Global) is aimed at healthcare professionals from a variety of clinical backgrounds from across the globe with a range of skills who want to develop their research skills and clinical expertise.

This programme will enable you to advance your practice and develop skills essential to the role of the advanced practitioner and clinical team leader.  

Exit awards available: PGCert, PGDip, MSc


This multi-professional programme will allow you to explore and advance your specialist area of practice. You will benefit from the knowledge provided by experienced clinical academics and researchers. There are opportunities to choose from a wide range of optional modules to fit with your specialist area. Theoretical and practical sessions are delivered in world-class learning facilities.


Why Study this Course?

  • This programme is based on the successful MSc Advanced Clinical Practice providing high quality teaching and research skills to overseas, non NHS students. 
  • We offer a combination of academic theory and practical teaching on topics of global interest and relevance to healthcare employers.
  • We focus on developing the mind and encouraging you to exchange ideas in order to promote stimulating debate. 
  • Our excellent, interdisciplinary teaching is led by world-leading research and teaching staff.
  • The PGCert award is an excellent asset for UK healthcare professionals whose post or promotion requires leadership skills.

Institutional Accreditation 

University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Advanced Practice in Healthcare (Global) MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Course Level:

Postgraduate, Taught




CODE P1019

How long it takes:

1 year full time

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$22,500

Entry requirements

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Newcastle Law School

For the MSc award, you will study 4 compulsory modules (120 Masters level credits) supported by experienced lecturers, supervisors and personal tutors. You will study a further 60 Masters level credits through a range of optional modules selected by you to fit with your professional role and your future aspirations. All the modules are delivered by experts in their subject areas.

Exit awards are also available (PGCert, PGDip).  

Compulsory modules:

  • Creating and Applying Evidence* (20 credits)
  • Clinical Health Assessment* (20 credits) or Current Issues in Health* (20 credits)
  • Leadership in Advanced Clinical Practice*
  • Research Project/Dissertation (60 credits) 

Optional modules:

  • Supportive and End of Life Care*
  • Current Issues in Health*
  • Introduction to Leadership and Management for Health*
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Care Evaluation and Commissioning*
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis*
  • Mixed Methods Research Designs*
  • Epidemiology Statistics and Research Methods
  • Principles of Paediatric Palliative Care for Children and Young People*

Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.

Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.

This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:

      • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
      • Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
      • Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
      • Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs

Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21

MSc:  Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma:  Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300


Tuition fees for International students 2020/21

MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540


You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.

All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.

This programme is aimed at healthcare professionals from a variety of clinical settings who want to develop their research and leadership skills and clinical expertise at Masters level. This programme will be of interest globally to those wishing to work at advanced levels of practice or those who are currently working as specialist practitioners in bespoke clinical areas.