MSc Advanced Professional Practice Clinical Sciences

Keep it in the comfort of your own clinic with an MSc APP in Clinical Sciences.

Course overview

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

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.

Though this course is part-time and you won’t need to come to campus regularly, you won’t be alone. You’ll be able to speak with your unit tutors who will give you the support that you need to get you through the course. Talk to them through email, phone calls, or even scheduled one-to-one sessions at the AECC University College campus.

If you want to join us on the 2017 - 2018 MSc APP in Clinical Sciences course, make sure you get your applications to us by the deadline of 2 August 2017.

Key Information

Course title:
MSc APP Clinical Sciences
4 years
AECC University College

Course leader

Peter Miller

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

Peter Miller graduated from the AECC University College in 1992 and was in private practice for 11 years. During this time, he completed a Masters in clinical chiropractic through the University of Portsmouth.

Course details

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 M credits), at stage two you’ll qualify for a PgDip (120 M credits), and finally an MSc at the end of stage three (180 M credits).

Unit breakdown

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

Entry Requirements

Our 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. You’ll need a recognised first qualification in line with the admissions regulations, and if English is not your first language, we’d be looking for the following:

  • IELTS 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
  • Grade B minimum in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English


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.


Course Fees

There are a lot of things to consider when applying for a degree, including course fees. Take a look at the current course fees for the MSc APP in Clinical Sciences (2017/2018) entry.

  • Home/EU
    • If you don’t hold any Masters or other level 7 or higher (M) degree (PgCert/PgDip): £2,414 per annum
    • If you do hold any Masters or other level 7 or higher (M) degree (PgCert/PgDip): £3,201 per annum
  • EEA (non-EU) or Swiss Nationals: £3,201 per annum
  • All other applicants: £4,198 per annum

The prices listed are if the fees are paid in full by 31st October.

Potential discounts for APP applicants.
1. AECC University College Alumni receive 10%
2. Recent graduates (2012 - 2017) receive 50%

Take a look at our Fees and Funding page to find out more.

Starting a postgraduate course for the first time? If you are under 60 and live in the UK, you might qualify for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 to help with your study costs. This is being offered to people starting a postgraduate course from 1st September 2017. Find out more about postgraduate loans and if you qualify on the website.

We’d like to let you know that your course fees are due annually, and may be subject to change. Decisions about changes to course fees, arrangements, and dates for teaching  sessions are the right of the course organisers - they’ll let you know if anything is due to change. Bear in mind that the fees currently advertised by the AECC UC are for the first year of the programme only. We advise to budget for an increase of up to 5% for each following year. All increased fees will be posted to the AECC UC student website, so don’t worry if you forget.

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