MSc Advanced Professional Practice Clinical Sciences

Keep it in the comfort of your own clinic with an MSc APP in Clinical Sciences. Applications for 2018 are now closed. Applications will re-open for 2019 start in October 2018.

Course overview

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

Applications for 2018 entry are now closed. Applications for 2019 entry will open on our online application portal from October 2018. To be kept up to date with how to apply to this postgraduate course please register your details on the form below. 


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. Designed to allow busy professionals a clear pathway to postgraduate masters, this course will reinvigorate clinical practice and challenge you to develop yourself with reflective, autonomous practice at a higher level. 

Learn research methods, evidence-informed practice and analytical skills. 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, likely leading to changes in how you run your practice, brought about by considered academic and reflective processes to benefit both you and your patients.

 

Key Information

Course title:
MSc APP Clinical Sciences
Qualification:
MSc APP
Duration:
Normally 3 Years (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).

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. Register your interest and a member of our team will get back to you. 

Unit breakdown

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

Entry Requirements

How do I apply?

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What qualifications 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

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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.

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Course Fees

There are a lot of things to consider when applying for a degree, including course fees. Our current course costs for the MSc APP Clinical Sciences course (2019/2020) entry are per annum and are shown below. 

Fee status

 

Full Fees Rate

 

Discounted rate when fees paid before 31 October 2019

 

Home/EU

 

£2,630

 

 

£2,499

 

*ELQ or EEA

 

£3,480

 

£3,306

 

Overseas

 

£4,560

 

 

£4,332

 

*You are classed as an ELQ student if you have previously completed a Masters level (NQF level 7) or higher qualification before enrolment.

 

Please note that fees after your 1st year should not increase by more than RPI + 1% (UK Retail price index - RPI). 


Potential discounts for APP applicants: 
1. AECC University College Alumni receive 10% for the duration of their study
2. Recent graduates (2014 - 2019) receive 50% in the first year of study 

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 2019. Find out more about postgraduate loans and if you qualify on the gov.uk 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.

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 here and search for our name.

Our tuition fees policy and information on any expected additional costs for each of our courses can be found on our latest policies page. Should you have any questions on course fees please contact our admissions team on the form below  


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