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Closed for applications for 2020

MSc Advanced Professional Practice Clinical Sciences

Suitable for all healthcare professionals working in clinical practice. Learn about what inspires and stimulates you in your own practice. Applications for September 2020 are now closed.

Course overview

This is one of the specialised pathways of the MSc Advanced Professional Practice.

If you’re interested in continuing your professional development across a range of subject areas, then an MSc APP in Clinical Sciences could be the answer. Learn research methods, evidence-based practice and analytical skills, without having to leave your working environment. Develop self-direction, experiential learning and reflective practice while you work and use what you learn every day to make a difference to your career and your practice. 

This course is closed for applications for 2020 entry, for general questions on the MSc APP Clinical Sciences qualification or to register your interest in the course for 2021, please use the contact form below. 


Key Information

Course title:
MSc APP Clinical Sciences
Normally 3 Years
Study mode:
Part Time
AECC University College

Course leader

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Peter Miller

BSc, DC, MSc, PD, FRCC (Orth), FEAC (Ortho), FHEA, DChiro - Principal Lecturer (Clinical Management)

Peter is currently Principal Lecturer in Clinical Management at the AECC UC and teaches myofascial medicine and adjustive technique across a number of units. Peter also leads professional practice in year 2 of the undergraduate chiropractic programme. Peter is framework lead for the MSc APP framework and programme lead for the MSc APP Clinical science and PGCert Professional Development programmes run at the AECC UC. Peter also leads a number of units across the Universities post graduate provision.

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Course details

You’ll learn in the main by self-study and will be assessed through reflective and critical writing essays. We know how busy your lives can be so we’ve kept necessary attendance at the AECC University College campus as low as we can. When you do need to join us on campus, we’ve scheduled lectures in handy blocks towards the end of the week and at the weekends.

All of our MSc APP courses are split into three stages, and you have the chance to get a qualification even if you can’t commit to the entire MSc course of three or four years of study. At the end of stage one, you’ll qualify for a PgCert (60 Level 7 credits), at stage two you’ll qualify for a PgDip (120 Level 7 credits) and finally an MSc at the end of stage three (180 Level 7 credits).

The Research Methods and Audit Methods units can now be completed at stage 2/year 2 or stage 3/year 3. 

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Even though this course is part-time and you won’t have to come to campus regularly, you won’t be alone. You’ll be able to speak with your unit tutors who’ll give you the support that you need to get you through the course. Talk to them through email, phone calls, or schedule one-to-one sessions. Suitable for all healthcare professions working in clinical practice no matter your area of interest.

Important dates: for all MSc Advanced Professional Practice courses

16 Sep 2020: Induction and Professional Clinical Practice (Year/Stage 1)
17 Sep – 20 Sep 2020: Evidence Based Practice (Year/Stage 1)
23 Sep 2020: Audit Methods (Year/Stage 2 or Year/Stage 3)
24 Sep – 26 Sep 2020: Research Methods (Year/Stage 2 or Year/Stage 3)


Unit breakdown

"Doing this course allowed me to carry on working but obtain a high-quality degree"

Entry Requirements

How do I apply?

Applications for 2020 are now closed.

The deadline for receipt of applications was July 31st 2020. Any applications received after this date will not be considered.

Applications for 2021 to the MSc APP Clinical Sciences course will be open soon through our online application system. You will need to provide your educational history, a personal statement and a satisfactory reference. In the meantime, please register your interest in the 2021 course on the contact form below.

What qualification do I need?

You’ll need a recognised first qualification in line with the admissions regulations.

Our MSc APP Clinical science course is designed for health practitioners in professional practice, so if you’re working and have an undergraduate degree in medicine, chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathy, exercise science, sport science, nursing, or another health related degree, then you’re almost ready to go. 

English language requirements

If English is not your first language we’d be looking for one of the following:

  • IELTS (academic) overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section
  • TOEFL overall score of 79 with minimum scores of 17 in writing and listening, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking
  • An undergraduate or postgraduate degree from a UK university
  • A completed undergraduate or postgraduate degree which has been taught in a ‘majority English-speaking’ country. These are: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand,  St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia,  St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America


We may be able to consider other English language qualifications, so call or email our Admissions team and they will be happy to help. Try to book your language tests as early in the year as you can, just in case re-sits are needed. 


If you’ve already successfully completed the PgCert Professional Development (Chiropractic) then you don’t have to complete the Professional Clinical Practice unit in stage 1. Talk to your Pathway Leader about any prior learning as this could count towards your credits.

If you have an undergraduate degree that’s not listed, it may still be considered - it all depends on the level of human biological science completed in the course. Talk to Admissions by email or calling us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, please click here.


Course Fees

Our current course costs for the MSc APP Clinical Sciences course for 2020 entry are shown below.


£3,600.00 per annum based on students undertaking 60 credits per academic year. For students undertaking additional units an additional payment of £600.00 will be payable for each additional 10 credits undertaken.


£6,000.00 per annum based on students undertaking 60 credits per academic year. For students undertaking additional units an additional payment of £1,000.00 will be payable for each additional 10 credits undertaken.

Discounted rates may be available.


Note: For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). AECC University College is registered with the OfS. You can view the register and search for our name.

Our tuition fees policy can be found here on our latest policies page.

Please visit our student finance pages for more information on additional costs and fees/funding.

Should you have any questions on course fees please contact our admissions team on the form below. 

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