MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Paediatrics) / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2023

Academic entry qualification overview

We require a health professional qualification relevant to nursing or current registration with the relevant professional, statutory or equivalent regulatory body.

You must also hold a relevant honours first degree (Lower Second or above, or equivalent) from an approved higher education institution or evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience that the University accepts as qualifying you for entry.

Part-time students whose unit(s) have practical components also need written support from their employer to attend and complete any practice requirements.

English language

International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system. We ask for English language proof if you are from non-majority English speaking countries (a list of majority English speaking countries, as defined by the UK Home Office, can be found here ).

Specifically, we require a minimum of:

  • IELTS 6.5, with a score of 6.0 or above in each component;
  • TOEFL 600 paper-based (with a minimum score on Test of Written English of 6.0);
  • TOEFL 250 computer-based (with a minimum score on Test of Written English of 6.0);
  • GCSE English Grade C.

See further information about requirements for your country .

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Relevant work experience

You should have 3 years post qualification experience and have a mentor in practice who can support you in your development and assessment.

Please seek further information regarding the need for support from your employer while in practice/training, you should be practicing in a clinical role working with children and young people.

Employer support

Applicants must also be able to demonstrate employer support for all of the following for the applicant to undertake this course at UOM:

  • Support for development of the applicant to an advanced level within the workplace while on the course, to enable evolution of the scope of practice and responsibilities.
  • For the student to organise for a consultant/qualified advanced practitioner to act as their designated Practice Assessor to supervise and support the applicants overall clinical development and facilitate completion of specified practice-based learning activities. Sign off for specific aspects of learning is required during the course.
  • Provision of day-to-day supervision and support by an experienced clinical team to enable the development of the knowledge, skills, behaviours, competence and confidence commensurate with this level of practice.

Professional entry qualification

Applicants must hold a professional qualification and be currently registered.