MSc Advanced Professional Practice

Advanced Professional Practice (APP) has been developed by the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) to support professional development. The programmes provide a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals to attain the generic skills and attitudes of continuing professional development, experiential learning and reflective practice, and to develop advanced clinical and practical skills in specialised areas.

Find out more about this course and opportunities to visit AECC.

Key information

Next start date:

October 2016


Anglo-European College of Chiropractic


3-4 years

Entry requirements:

Applicants should be practising healthcare professionals with a first degree in a relevant subject. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our International entry requirements.

Course details

The AECC offers three programmes for this postgraduate degree to reflect areas of specialised practise. These programmes will have discipline-specific course content. The length of study will remain the same on any programme. Enrolment for all courses takes place once a year in October.

The pathways are:

Please apply directly to the AECC for this course.  

Download the programme specification for MSc Adanced Professional Practice.

Selection criteria

Background & Experience

This postgraduate course is intended for healthcare professionals in professional practice, including: clinicians, teachers and researchers.

Applicants may be accredited (APL) for prior level 7 learning or equivalent at the discretion of the Programme Leader. The amount of credit will conform to the University’s Standard Accreditation of Prior Learning and Articulation Arrangements. Credit for prior learning is possible on approval by the Pathway Leader. Students who have successfully completed the PG Cert Professional Development (Chiropractic) will be exempted from part of the programme (as specified in the individual pathways). Admission is at the discretion of the Pathway Leader.

Please apply directly to the AECC for this course.  

Full entry requirements

The normal requirements for embarking upon this course are:

  • Possession of a degree in a relevant subject or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Currently working as practicing healthcare professional.

International entry requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:

View further information about our English language requirements.

A number of pre-sessional English and preparatory programmes are offered through our partner institution, Bournemouth University International College, and will get you ready for study at BU at the appropriate level.

You can also find further details of the international qualifications we accept, and what level of study they apply to, on our postgraduate entry requirements page.


The emphasis on core practical skills will give you extra marketability in the professional arena, providing you with a route into a rewarding career.

Further study

If you want to continue your studies after achieving your Master's, you can look into our range of doctoral programmes.

How to apply

This part-time course is delivered at our Partner Institution, AECC, so you will need to apply direct to them via their website

Additional information

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Read about the available postgraduate scholarships and find out how to apply for them.

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International students

We have a strong international student community. Find all the practical advice and information you need here.

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