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.
* Practice Experiences 1 & 2
* Foundations of Health Sciences
* Foundations of Nursing Practice
* Applied Health Sciences
* Principles of Nursing Practice
* Practice Experience 3 & 4
* Acute Care
* Long Term Care
* Partnerships in Health and Social Care
* Field Specific module
* Practice Experience 5 & 6
Leadership and management
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).
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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.