This page will tell you everything you need to know about the module and award choices associated with the
MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions) programme within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Modules associated with MSc Advanced Professional Practice programmes
The modules listed here are the core programme specific modules associated with other MSc Advanced Professional Practice programmes within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
These modules can also be taken as optional modules towards some or all of the other programmes - please check with the Professional Development Unit for further information.
MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Clinical Practitioner)
*Please note that module APP710 should be completed before undertaking this module.
MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Mental Health Practitioner)
You will also choose at least one of the following modules as a pathway specific option:
The following modules can count as optional modules for some or all of the MSc Advanced Professional Practice programme. Further information can be found on the module page:
Modules for full time and international students
If you are studying the MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions) programme full-time or are an international student you will be supported to choose optional modules with non-clinical assignments, such as:
Develop significant expertise in your chosen area with our specialist routes within the School of Nursing and Midwifery:
MSc Advanced Professional Practice modules with the School of Health Professions
The School of Health Professions also offers a number of optional modules which you may be able to use towards your chosen award with the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
You can contact the Professional Development Unit with any queries
Prospective student enquiries
Current student enquiries
Professional Development Unit, Level 4 Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom.
8.30–17.00 (Friday 16.30)
All pathways of the programme offer three exit awards:
You can choose the award of postgraduate certificate at the end of stage one of any of the programmes as long as you have earned 60 credits, including the core modules.
You can choose the award of postgraduate diploma at the end of stage two of any of the programmes as long as you have earned 120 credits including any core modules.
Master of science (MSc) award
To earn a full masters degree, you must earn 180 credits over three stages of the programme. Upon achieving 120 credits you will have the option to complete your MSc by undertaking a further core module in Year 3 - either a dissertation (60 credits) or a substantive professional project (40 credits) with one additional core module (20 credits), depending on the programme taken.