Taught course

Nursing (Top-up)

Bucks New University · Faculty of Society and Health

Entry requirements

Applicants will need to meet the following criteria: - a PGDip in Nursing (pre-qualifying) with NMC registration - employment in clinical practice. If you studied your Postgraduate Diploma outside of Bucks New University, you will need to supply evidence of successful completion of a level 7 research module.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

This MSc Nursing (top-up) course provides the necessary support to complete a research project in order to gain a master's qualification.

At a time of ongoing changes in NHS Education and the workforce, the achievement of a master’s degree can add significant value to a CV, promoting achievement of academic rigour, problem solving, critical analysis and evaluation and synthesis of evidence.

This course aims to support you in undertaking one of the following projects:

  • an independent piece of research
  • a work-based project
  • extended literature review
  • research study.

Throughout the course you will be required to synthesise and evaluate knowledge at an advanced level, through the systematic investigation of a topic that is relevant to your workplace.

Information for international students

For information on our international entry requirements, visit bucks.ac.uk/international.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

The recruitment team
0330 123 2023