Nursing (pre-registration)

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The master in nursing studies has been designed to enable existing graduates to complete a Masters Degree. Successful completion of the programme provides eligibility to apply for registration with the nursing and midwifery Council [NMC] in one of the three fields of nursing (Child, Adult, or Mental Health).

On the MSc Nursing masters degree you will gain skills in managing, delivering and enhancing nursing care for individuals and supporting their carers and families. You will be able to promote and support public health, as well as provide and support care in a variety of environments. Opportunities also exist for Erasmus exchanges which would enable you to study for part of your award in another country.

This nursing masters course normally runs over three years, Year 1 of the programme (for students not making an APL Claim) is identical to, and jointly taught with, the first year of the Bachelor of Nursing.

Typical course content
The modules on the MSc masters course in nursing are divided into 6 practice and 11 theory modules.

Core modules
Year 1

* Practice Experiences 1 & 2
* Foundations of Health Sciences
* Foundations of Nursing Practice
* Applied Health Sciences
* Principles of Nursing Practice

Year 2

* Practice Experience 3 & 4
* Acute Care
* Long Term Care
* Partnerships in Health and Social Care
* Field Specific module

Year 3

* Practice Experience 5 & 6
Leadership and management
Complex care
Critical Inquiry (research module)

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide).

2:1 in a first degree preferably Science or health related but other subjects will be considered on an individual basis.To enter the MSc nursing masters degree course you must meet our academic criteria. You must also have undertaken some formal academic study within the past five years.In addition to the criteria, we are also able to consider equivalent alternative qualifications such as the international baccalaureate, Irish leaving certificate and Scottish highers - please contact the Faculty of Health Sciences for further information on these and any other qualifications you may have. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.


The MSc masters course in nursing normally runs over three years but can be completed in a shorter period through a mix of Accreditation of Prior Learning [APL] and programme attendance.

Applicants wishing to enter the programme via the APL route must demonstrate competence by completing a portfolio to evidence that you have undertaken clinical practice hours and have appropriate experience. Successful applicants via this route will complete a maximum of years 2 and 3 of the programme.

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