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Advanced Clinical Practice (Neonatal), MMedSci

University of Sheffield, the United Kingdom

University of Sheffield

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About Advanced Clinical Practice (Neonatal), MMedSci - at University of Sheffield

This course allows you to expand the role you play in neonatal care and the support you provide for newborn babies. It is designed to build on the experience you have from working in neonatal care to become an advanced clinical practitioner in this area. The course can be taken as a standard degree programme or apprenticeship.

You will cover all four pillars of advanced practice: clinical practice, leadership and management, education, and research. You will gain advanced skills in anatomy, history taking and clinical examination, develop your understanding of evidence-based practice, learn how to deal with complex clinical situations and improve services, and cover the training necessary to become an independent prescriber.

The programme is designed for working healthcare professionals. It is led by a multidisciplinary team of academics and practitioners who are experienced in supporting mature and distance learners. You will combine your university studies with work-based learning under the supervision of a local mentor who can support and assess your knowledge, skills and capabilities.


All applications for 2024 entry must be received by 1 August.

It can take up to six weeks for an offer to be made. Please do not contact us for a decision before this time has passed.

Before you complete your application, please ensure you have been interviewed and secured a trainee ACP post as this will ensure you have the correct funding and supervision in place.

To apply you will need to download and complete our checklist. Once completed this, along with all the required information should be uploaded to your application. Failure to do this will mean your application will not be considered.

View the ACP admissions checklist

If you are applying for the Advanced Clinical Practice apprenticeship route, which is a part-time integrated three-year degree apprenticeship masters programme, ACP apprentices must ensure they are employed by their organisation for a minimum of 30 hours per week to undertake a job with training torecognised industry standards .

HCPC registrants can also apply if they already hold the independent prescriber qualification.

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Do you have a question? Talk to us

Book a 15-minute online meeting with our programme lead to find out more information and ask further questions.

Book an appointment with Elizabeth Mills or email the ACP team at .


This programme is accredited by the NHS Centre of Advancing Practice. It will make you eligible to be listed on the Advanced Practice Directory and work as an advanced clinical practitioner in neonatal care.

Notes about fees for this course

The fee listed is for the advertised mode of study. If you're studying for an alternative qualification or via a different mode of study (eg full-time, part-time) then the fee could be different. Due to inflation, the fee for Home students could also increase after your first year of study. Use Sheffield's fee calculator or contact the Student Fees team to check.

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Entry requirements

You will:

  • have a minimum 2:2 undergraduate honours degree in nursing or midwifery which is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • have a minimum of a grade 4/C in GCSE English Language and Maths or equivalent (please upload evidence of this to your application)
  • be a qualified UK-registered healthcare professional, working in the pathway-specific area for a minimum of two years
  • hold a current relevant employment contract in the pathway-specific setting for the duration of the programme for a minimum of 30 hours per week
  • be able to provide evidence of support from a manager and a lead consultant/general practitioner

We also consider a wide range of international qualifications:

Entry requirements for international students

Overall IELTS score of 7 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 7 in each other component.

Other English language qualifications we accept

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