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 our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

The recruitment team
0330 123 2023