Taught course

Nursing - Adult

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

Entry requirements

A first degree, with honours, at a minimum final classification of Lower Second (2:2) with evidence of graduate skills.

3 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths, Science is preferred.

Evidence of completion of 575 hours of care experience and learning from this.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 ( Academic level), or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

To receive an offer of a place on this course you must be successful at interview. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure and registration will also be required. A satisfactory Occupational Health clearance will also be required.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Adult Nursing course has been designed for graduates with care experience who wish to develop a career as a registered nurse and join one of the most rewarding professions in health care. Our course will provide you with a wide range of experiences and prepare you to deliver high quality care with confidence.

All of our pre-registration nursing courses are developed by nurses for nurses and will support you to work with health care teams to meet the needs of vulnerable adults requiring health care across a variety of settings. Learning and working at Masters level will help you shape and improve your future profession and the health care experiences of patients in your care.

The course places equal value on clinical practice and theory. It will take you from university lectures to clinical placement settings, from young to mature adults. You may well find yourself at a GP surgery, working with multi-skilled teams in patients’ own homes or in the middle of a variety of hospital settings, from accident & emergency through to medical or surgical areas or providing compassionate care for patients with life limiting illnesses.

Placements last around 5 weeks and will include both acute and community settings. Placement opportunities include: Older Person’s Care, Dementia Care, District Nursing, Surgical Setting, Acute Care Nursing and many more. Your final placement will be 12 weeks in length and you will also undertake additional placements each year which will enable you to explore other areas.You’ll be linked to one of our NHS healthcare trust partners for your placements in hospitals or community settings.

Visit our course page for more information.

Information for international students

Please note: this course is open to UK and EU applicants only, as the availability of work placements in the UK health service is limited.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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For more information about funding visit the Anglia Ruskin University website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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01245 686868